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Scholarly Programs Application for Admission

Items marked with an * are required.

Personal Information
Middle Initial:
Preferred Mailing Address  
Line 1*:
Line 2:
ZIP or Postal Code*:
Contact Information  
Email Address*:
Office Phone:
Home Phone:
Fax Number:
Present Position or Status
If you have selected Faculty, please specify your rank. If you have selected Graduate Student, please indicate whether you are a PhD Candidate; PhD Student (pre-qualifying exams); or MA Student.

Folger Consortium Institution:
Non-consortium Institution:
Please check this box if your institution is a member of the Newberry consortium (see the reciprocity agreement for information on obtaining a grant-in-aid).

Are you currently registered as a Folger Reader? Yes        No
 The Application
Program to which you are applying: *
* Please append a statement of research and study plans, indicating the ways in which participation in the Institute program will be important to those plans. The statement ought not to exceed three pages. (MS Word or Adobe PDF only)
* Please append your current curriculum vitae (of no more than three pages). (MS Word or Adobe PDF only)
 Grant-in-Aid Request
Unless external funding is specified in a program description as extending eligibility, grants-in-aid are funded by consortium dues and are only available to consortium affiliates. They are intended to make a substantial contribution to travel and lodging. However, train and air fares are reimbursed at the lowest available rate and are not guaranteed to cover the full amount of expenses incurred.
How will you be traveling? (Please choose only one)
From  to  
@ $ roundtrip  x sessions = $
From  to  
@ $ roundtrip  x sessions = $
From  to  
Roundtrip mileage (not one-way) x $0.565 per mile
x sessions = $
Ground Transport and Parking
Ground transport will only be paid for participants flying into Washington Dulles International Airport or Baltimore Washington International airport.
Ground transport: Cab, Amtrak/Marc train, Shuttle bus.
From  to  
@ $ roundtrip  x sessions = $
@  for $
x sessions = $
Seminars or Colloquia
nights in Folger Guest House x $80 = $
Weekend Seminar/Conference/Workshop
nights at local hotel x $250 = $
Faculty Released-Time
Awards for released time from teaching may be requested by faculty members at local consortium schools. These requests should accompany the application for admission.
Additional Accommodation Details
 Supporting Materials
The Institute does NOT forward application materials to recommenders. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact letter-writers directly.

Scholars who are not already registered readers at the Folger Library must submit TWO letters of support, one of which must be substantive. Those who are already registered readers at the Folger Library must submit one substantive letter in support of their application to a program. Referees should receive a complete copy of your application for reference.
 Email Address:
 Email address:
Submitting the Application
Applicants from Folger consortium institutions must secure the signature of their faculty representatives. When an affiliated applicant chooses "Submit Application," a notice will be sent to the faculty representative that the application is ready for review. The representative will then contact The Folger Institute directly.
Applicants from consortium institutions may include a comment to their campus representative.

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