FELLOWSHIPS NEWS: FOLGER INSTITUTE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2021-2022
The Folger Shakespeare Library has embarked on a major renovation project. While this work is underway and Folger collections are unavailable for in-person consultation, the Folger Institute is committed to continuing its support of collections-based research, and to providing scholars with the resources they need to pursue and advance their work. The renovation offers the Institute the opportunity to create new kinds of awards and to make fellowships more adaptable. The global pandemic, ongoing at the time of this announcement, requires that adaptability. In 2021-2022, Folger research fellowships will place value on many different forms and phases of scholarly enterprise as well as places to pursue it.
The Folger Institute will offer non-residential research fellowships, in the amount of $3,500, to support four continuous weeks of research and writing.
The deadline for the 2021-22 Fellowship year has passed. We plan to announce a call for 2022-23 non-residential fellowship applications in fall 2021. We anticipate an application deadline of mid-January 2022.
In their applications, scholars should make a strong case for their proposed topic’s importance, its relevance to a field of study broadly supported by the Folger Library’s collections and programs, and the originality and sophistication of its approach. They should also describe the type of work they would like to undertake, with a justification of why and how their research agenda will advance their project.
Folger Endowments and Funding Partnerships
Folger research fellowships are supported by dedicated endowments, representing individual and foundation support developed over many decades. With these funds, the Folger Institute will continue our commitment to supporting scholarly work during the building renovation. The Folger Institute is joined in supporting our 2021-2022 Research Fellowships by our Funding Partners.
Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, travel to work in archives, libraries, or museums is not a requirement of fellowship support and will not be the basis of an award for 2021-22.