Leon Levy Center for Biography -- Biography Fellowships

Funding Agency:
City University of New York

The Leon Levy Center for Biography offers four resident fellowships and one Sloan fellowship for a biography in science.  Awards include writing space at the CUNY Graduate Center, full access to research facilities, research assistance and a stipend of $72,000. The period of the residencies is September – May of each year.

Fellows devote their time to their projects and participate in monthly seminars and the public events of the Leon Levy Center for Biography, including the annual lecture and the annual conference, and they are encouraged to join in the dynamic intellectual community of the Graduate Center.

Deadline: Jan. 4, 2024


Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

While our selection committees evaluate each application on its own merits, preference in the award of fellowships is given to those who have not yet published a biography or received fellowships for the writing of a biography. We also welcome applications from published and accomplished writers who are undertaking their first biography. The Leon Levy Center for Biography does not award fellowships for memoirs, essays, plays, films, or fiction.



Funding Type



Grad/Prof Students


Arts & Humanities
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

External Deadline

January 4, 2024