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Grant of the Week: Folger Institute Research Fellowships

Karen Lou | Dec 3, 2019

Every week, Perspectives Daily showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship that has been posted to our free community calendar. This week we are featuring The Folger Institute's Research Fellowships. 


The Folger Shakespeare Library is embarking on a major renovation project to commence in early 2020. While this work is underway, 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, to make fellowships more adaptable, and to forge new relationships with archives, collections, libraries, and museums around the world.

Applicants 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 proposed location(s) of their work, with a justification of why and how this agenda will advance their project. 

The Folger has also arranged for a select number of archives, collections, libraries, and museums, without research fellowship endowments of their own, to host Folger fellows at their institutions. Each of these awards comes with an assurance of availability of collections items, space to work, and a contact person for reference consultations. Learn more about hosting partnerships at Jamestown Rediscovery, The John Rylands Research Institute, the Kislak Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Shakespeare's Globe, and the Wellcome Collection.

The deadline for applications is January 1, 2020.


Fellowship awards will be $3,500 to support four continuous weeks of work. Fellowships may be undertaken between July 2020 and May 2021.

End: January 1, 2020


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