The award supports original research for early stage projects by foreign artists and writers from a variety of disciplines, including journalists, novelists, poets, travel writers, biographers, photographers, visual artists, and others outside of academia. Applicants must demonstrate significant need for sustained access to the collections of the Center’s partners in North America. Applicants may apply for either a 5-month or 10-month fellowship. The fellowship has a stipend of up to $3,250 per month. Preference will be given to candidates from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Israeli citizens are not eligible.