Woody Guthrie Fellowship

🏆 Available:
💰 $5,000
⏳ Rolling

Scholarship Description


The Woody Guthrie Fellowship is an annual research program first established in 2005 to encourage in-depth exploration into the life and legacy of one of the most influential folk musicians in American history. The BMI Foundation, in cooperation with the Woody Guthrie Center, annually awards up to $5,000 for scholarly research at the Woody Guthrie Archives—the world’s largest collection of Woody Guthrie primary resource materials—located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For over a decade, the program has funded a variety of extensive projects culminating in books, essays, lectures, curricula, public performances, artwork, and other classroom materials that illustrate Guthrie’s lasting contribution to American and world culture.


In order to be eligible for the fellowship, all applicants must have a project-based research topic that:

  1. Leads to the creation of an original scholarly publication or product (i.e. book, article, etc.)
  2. Is sufficiently extensive as to require a suggested minimum of two weeks of research at the Woody Guthrie Archives; such research must be completed no later than March 2022.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
  • Type of institution award is open to: four-year college

Application Requirements

  • Application form required

How To Apply

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Donor: BMI Foundation, Inc.

A nonprofit founded in 1985, we support the creation, performance, and study of music through awards, scholarships, grants, and commissions.