Steinbeck Fellowship Application 2021 | $15,000 + Residence

The Steinbeck Fellowship named in honor of author John Steinbeck offers one-year fellowships in Steinbeck scholarship and in creative writing, including fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, and biography.

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The Steinbeck Fellowship is held at San José State University. Up to six Fellows are chosen every year. Selected Fellows are expected to give one public reading from their work and must reside in the Bay Area during the academic year.

Eligibility for the Steinbeck Fellowship Application 2021

  • Applicants can be from anywhere in the world
  • Applicants may not be enrolled in an academic degree program during the fellowship period.
  • Poetry submission is not accepted
  • No entry fee
  • No age restrictions

Submission Guidelines for the Steinbeck Fellowship Application 2021

  • Applicants are required to submit
  • A project proposal
  • Resume/CV
  • Writing sample(up to 25 pages)
  • The email address of three references
  • The application system will prompt your references to upload their letters of recommendation by January 31
  • The above documents should be submitted via submittable

Prizes for the Steinbeck Fellowship 2021

  • $15,000
  • Residence at San Jose State University

How to apply for the Steinbeck Fellowship 2021

You can apply by using the buttons below. Deadline for application is January 2, 2021. Awards will be announced in April.


DEADLINE: 2nd January 2021 [See all deadlines]

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For Questions, contact Nicholas P. Taylor, Director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies: [email protected].

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