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Faculty Fellowships

Funding for research, travel, projects and more

As part of our ongoing mission to serve faculty and students at Arizona State University, the Piper Center offers several annual fellowships for faculty and instructors currently teaching courses in English or Creative Writing at Arizona State University to enrich the depth and breadth of their experience in art and impact the community at ASU.

  • Creative Research: Up to $15,000 to support research, travel, participation in residencies, presentations at conferences, or other projects or professional opportunities with a creative writing focus
  • Global Creative Research: Up to $8,500 to support research, travel, participation in residencies, presentations at conferences, or other projects or professional opportunities with a creative writing focus and an international component.

This year's faculty fellows are Jonathan Danielson and Kathleen McNamara

This year due to COVID-19 the Piper Center will not take submissions for the Global Fellowship. In it's place we will offer two Creative Research Fellowships. To learn more about this year's faculty fellows, keep reading. You can also learn more about each fellowship by clicking the links above or using the side menu. 

Looking for other fellowship opportunities? The Piper Center offers a number of fellowships for graduate students currently enrolled in the Creative Writing Program at Arizona State University. Anyone can also become a fellow with the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference.

For more information, contact Assistant Director, Dana Tribke at dtribke@asu.edu

 

Meet our faculty fellows

 

Kathleen McNamara

Creative Research Faculty Fellow 2021

Kathleen McNamara's short fiction and essays have appeared in NimrodWitness, ReedThe PinchThe Columbia JournalCarolina Quarterly, Redivider, and other journals. Her short story, "Pyrosome," is forthcoming in the anthology This Side of the Divide (Vol. 2): New Myths of the American West, published by Baobab Press in conjunction with the University of Nevada, Reno. Subjects of interest in her writing include climate change, motherhood, mental illness, medicine, sexual assault, and animism.

 

Photograph of Jonathan Danielson

Jonathan Danielson

Creative Research Faculty Fellow 2021

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Moderator 2019, 2020

Jonathan Danielson is an Instructor with Writing Programs and Affiliate Faculty member with Creative Writing. In 2017 he was named Writer-at-Large (“Desert Correspondent”) for Feathertale Review, and his work has appeared in Gulf Coast, Juked, Superstition Review, Gravel, Able Muse, The Saturday Evening Post, and elsewhere.