BIO 2022 Fellowships and Prizes

BIO encourages all members to review its three fellowships, now accepting applications for 2022. Please share information about the Rollin Fellowship and the Rowley Prize, which are open to nonmembers, with your friends, colleagues, and networks.

The Hazel Rowley Prize
The annual Hazel Rowley Prize is open to first-time biographers. The winner receives $2,000; a year’s membership in BIO; registration to the annual BIO Conference; and publicity for the author and project through BIO’s website and newsletters. In addition, BIO engages an established agent to review and critique the recipient’s book proposal. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2022. Apply here.

Robert and Ina Caro Research/Travel Fellowship
In honor of the work of Robert and Ina Caro, BIO offers an annual research and travel fellowship of $2,500 or $5,000. BIO members with a work in progress can apply to receive funding for research trips to archives or to settings important to their subjects’ lives. This fellowship is a reflection of BIO’s ongoing commitment to support authors in writing beautifully contextualized and tenaciously researched biographies. The deadline for entries is February 1, 2022. Apply here.

Frances “Frank” Rollin Fellowship
The Frances “Frank” Rollin Fellowship awards $2,000 to an author working on a biographical work about an African American figure (or figures) whose story provides a significant contribution to our understanding of the Black experience. This fellowship also provides the recipient with a year’s membership in BIO, registration to the annual BIO Conference, and publicity through BIO’s marketing channels. The deadline for entries is March 1, 2022. Apply here.