Applicants interested in a Biography Fellowship with the Leon Levy Center for Biography must fill out the following application to be submitted by January 6, 2020. Each applicant must provide three references. Applicants are discouraged from seeking letters from their agents, editors, or publishers. References can fill out the online recommendation form.
  • Contact Information

  • File Uploads

    Please submit the following four documents.
  • (limit 3 pages)
  • Outlining the experiences and training that have prepared you to complete this biography (about 250 words)
  • Summary of the biography project you wish to pursue and what you plan to accomplish during your residency, describing your approach and relevant sources, particularly those that would be available to you in the New York area (about 750 words)
  • Sample chapter of biography book proposal (about 2,500 words)
  • Education

  • Affiliation(s)

    (If applicable)
  • Previous Grants and Awards

  • Grant #1
  • Grant #2
  • Grant #3
  • References

    Each applicant must provide THREE references. Please ask each reference to provide a recommendation letter that speaks to the quality of your work, the merit of your current project, and the likelihood that you will finish your project in the time you have allotted. All three letters must be submitted electronically by January 6, 2020.
  • Reference #1
  • Reference #2