Fellowships

During our building renovation project, Folger Institute’s fellowships and scholarly programs continue offsite. Learn more about how the renovation affects researchers.

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Amanda E. Herbert
Associate Director for Fellowships
aherbert@folger.edu
(202) 675-0348
Dr. Herbert's bio
Dr. Herbert's CV

Folger Institute
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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 applications is January 15, 2021, for fellowships to be undertaken any time from July 2021 through June 2022.

Fellowship Applications

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.

Application Instructions

About Fellowships

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.

About Folger Endowments and Funding Partnerships

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.

Photo by Yassine El Mansouri

Amanda E. Herbert
Associate Director for Fellowships
aherbert@folger.edu
(202) 675-0348
Dr. Herbert's bio
Dr. Herbert's CV

Folger Institute
institute@folger.edu