Program Description and Benefits:
The Steinbeck Fellowship, given annually to two to three recipients, is one-year residency at San José State University which includes a stipend of $10,000. Fellows must live in the Bay Area during the residency and give one public reading each semester and must live in the Bay Area during the academic year.
Applicants may not be enrolled in an academic degree program during the fellowship period. Applicants may be in creative writing, including fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, and biography. Applications in poetry will not be accepted.
The selection committee considers the quality of the candidate's proposal and any factors that would lead to expectations of future publication and other achievement. The creative writing fellowship does not require that there be any direct connection to Steinbeck's works.
How To Apply:
Graduating students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants may consult with the Fellowships Office on their application materials.