2012-13 Bennett Fellows
Oksana Marafioti
BMI - Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress
Oksana Marafioti’s project "Lady of the Rocky Steep" is an autobiographical narrative cast as a work of fiction and explores the effects of Dvoeverie or "double faith" and folk belief on Soviet culture of the twentieth century. In order to research mysticism and Russian history, Oksana will spend a semester at the Library of Congress’s Kluge Center as part of the BMI-Kluge Fellowship.
Criselda Yabes
Diana L. Bennett Fellow
Criselda Yabes will write a trilogy, set on the three major islands of the Philippines, each with a point of view of a woman seeing both the destruction and little hopes for the country.
2015-16 Shearing Fellow Okey Ndibe
Application & Deadlines

The EXTENDED application deadline for the 2017-18 Bennet Fellowships is November 15, 2016. Mailed materials should postmarked by November 15.

How to Apply

(1) Download and fill out this PDF application form (use Adobe Acrobat for best results).

(2) Submit the PDF form and other required materials online here.

(3) Mail a hard copy of all application materials and one published book (in English) to the following address:

Attn: Fellowship Application
Black Mountain Institute
Box 455085
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5085


If you have questions about the Diana L. Bennett Fellows Program, please email Patricia.Haddad@unlv.edu.

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Related Multimedia
Marafioti on "SON"