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2016 Woody Guthrie BMI Fellowship – application due date approaching!


The filing period for proposals is now open until February 15, 2016. First established in 2005, the Woody Guthrie Fellowship seeks to encourage unique exploration into the life and legacy of one of the most influential folk musicians in American history, Woody Guthrie. The BMI Foundation, in cooperation with the Woody Guthrie Center, will award up to $5,000 for scholarly research at the extensive Woody Guthrie Archives, a paper-based research repository located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Scholars pursuing research related to Guthrie’s life, historical context, creative works, and musical legacy, as well as his philosophical, political, or humanistic ideals, are encouraged to apply for this prestigious fellowship.

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For the first time this year, applications for the Woody Guthrie Fellowship may be completed entirely online, no later than February 15, 2016 for projects beginning in Summer 2016. Competition rules and applications are available on the Woody Guthrie Fellowship page.

We are anxious to see what proposals are submitted and look forward to a new researcher working on a project in the Woody Guthrie Archives.