The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced a New Fellowship in the field of Constitutional Studies (hat tip: AHA Blog):
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation will be offering a new Fellowship in the field of Constitutional Studies as part of our 2008 Fellowship competition. Application deadline for the U.S. and Canadian Fellowship competition is September 15, 2007. The deadline for Latin American and Caribbean Fellowship competition is December 1, 2007. Award will be made in Spring, 2008.This Fellowship has been made possible by the Dorothy Tapper Goldman Foundation.
It appears that the application for this fellowship is the same as the general application for Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation. Contact the Foundation with any questions. Competition for Guggenheim Fellowships among legal scholars has been keen in the past, with only one awarded to a law professor this year, and two last year. This new fellowship is an obvious draw for legal scholars, and could put a Guggenheim more within reach for some. But political scientists, historians, and others will also compete for these. Tips for law facutly who want to be competetive for major national fellowships like this will follow in a separate post.