NB: Effective 10/6/2014, a complete application requires only two letters of recommendation.
The application deadline for long-term fellowships in 2015-16 is 1 November 2014. The application deadline for short-term fellowships in 2015-16 is 1 March 2015. These deadlines apply to all components of the application: a 250-word abstract; a 1,000-word proposal narrative; a two-page bibliography of primary sources to be consulted; a 4-page curriculum vitae. Two letters of support must be submitted by the deadline.
Applicants for long- and short-term fellowships should thoroughly read the FAQs in preparation for making and taking a fellowship at the Folger.
The Folger has a range of collaborative, restricted, and unrestricted fellowships, some with unique application processes.
The National Endowment for the Humanities
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Folger Shakespeare Library
The Renaissance Society of America/Folger Shakespeare Library Fellowship. The Fellow will be awarded a two-month fellowship to be taken at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The award carries a stipend of $5000. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. at the time of application and must be a member in good standing of RSA. Apply directly to RSA.
The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference/Folger Shakespeare Library Fellowship. The Fellow will be awarded a two-month fellowship to be taken at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The award carries a stipend of $5000. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. at the time of application and must be a member in good standing of SCSC. Applicants must submit a cover letter in the place of the Folger's own application form and all other components as specified above. Apply directly to SCSC. Attn: Donald J. Harreld, Exex. Dir., SCSC, Department of History, Brigham Young University--2145JFSB, Provo, UT 84660.
RESTRICTED FELLOWSHIP ENDOWMENTS
Of the endowments that support short-term Fellowships, the Folger has a number of endowments that are restricted by research topic or by region. Those endowments are described below:
The Matillda D. Mascioli Fellowship Fund: for scholars from Italy or conducting research on Shakespeare or early modern Italian literature, history, or culture.
The Bess and Philip Rosenblum Fellowship Fund: for scholars from Israel or the Middle East conducting research on Shakespeare and/or the early modern period.
The Susan Snyder Memorial Fellowship Fund: for younger Shakespeare scholars.
The Myra and Charlton Hinman Fellowship Fund: for editorial and/ or bibliographic research.
UNRESTRICTED FOLGER FELLOWSHIP ENDOWMENTS
The Hanson Lee Dulin Senior Fellowship Fund
The O.B. Hardison, Jr. Fellowship Fund
The Philip A. Knachel Fellowship Fund
The Reader Fellowship Fund
The Hearst Fellowship Fund
The Mary and Eric Weinmann Fellowship Fund
Applicants are always encouraged to contact Fellowships Administrator Carol Brobeck with any questions about the process of applying for or holding a fellowship.