Folger Shakespeare Library Short-Term Fellowships
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. Effects of the global pandemic, ongoing at the time of this announcement, require that adaptability. In 2022–2023, 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. All applications for 2022–2023 fellowships are due by 11:59pm ET on 18 January 2022. All applications must be submitted through the Folger’s online portal.
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 or contiguous to the Folger’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 2022–2023 Research Fellowships by our Funding Partners.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 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 2022–2023. Please review additional guidelines pertaining to travel on the Rules and Requirements page.