Apply for a Fellowship

For more information

Ashley Buchanan
Associate Director for Fellowships
abuchanan@folger.edu
(202) 675-0348

Leah Thomas
Program Coordinator
lthomas@folger.edu
(202) 675–0312

Folger Institute
institute@folger.edu

The Folger Institute offers three types of competitive fellowships. 

Long-term Residential Fellowships

  • Nine months of semi-residential research support
  • One semester offsite in fall 2023 and one semester of residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library in spring 2024
  • Learn more and apply now

Long-term residential fellowships are designed to support research projects that would benefit from significant primary research onsite at the Folger. Please note that for the 2023-2024 fellowship year, long-term fellowships are semi-residential.

Short-term Residential Fellowships

  • One, two, or three months of on-site research support
  • Must be taken between January 2024 and June 2024
  • Open to both scholars and artists
  • Learn more and apply now

Short-term residential fellowships are designed to support research projects that would benefit from significant primary research onsite at the Folger.

Virtual Fellowships

  • One month of virtual research support
  • May take place anytime within the 2023-2024 fellowship year
  • Open to both scholars and artists
  • Learn more and apply now

Virtual fellowships focus on providing researchers with the resources and opportunities necessary to pursue and advance their work outside the context of in-person work with the Folger’s collections. Virtual fellowships support the many other kinds of work necessary to advance or complete a research project such as access to digital resources, travel to special collections, caregiving expenses, and time to write, edit, or organize notes and images, just to name a few.


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For more information on what kinds of projects are eligible for a Folger Fellowship as well as applicant requirements, visit our Fellowships FAQs page.

For more information

Ashley Buchanan
Associate Director for Fellowships
abuchanan@folger.edu
(202) 675-0348

Leah Thomas
Program Coordinator
lthomas@folger.edu
(202) 675–0312

Folger Institute
institute@folger.edu