Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies

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Founded in 1973 as the Steinbeck Research Center, the Center is now the largest Steinbeck archive in the world. In 1997, the Center was renamed the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies in honor of its founder, a professor of English at San Jose State. In 2000, Professor Cox endowed the Steinbeck Fellows program, which today provides one-year $10,000 fellowships to help writers complete a book project. Two or three Steinbeck Fellows are selected each year from disciplines including fiction, nonfiction, and Steinbeck studies. Applications are due on or around the first of January, and awards are announced in April.