The Folger Institute in Washington, D.C. is now accepting applications to its Fellowship Program. Each year, the Folger awards approximately seven long-term fellowships and forty-five short-term fellowships. Fellowships support scholars in residence for anywhere from six to nine months (long-term) and one to three months (short-term). Long-term fellows receive a monthly stipend of $5,555.55 for up to $50,000 while short-term fellows receive $2,500 per month for up to $7,500.
The Folger supports research on all aspects of British and European literary, cultural, political, religious, theatrical, and social history from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, and on British and American performance and theatre studies from the fifteenth century through to the present day. In addition to its well-known Shakespeare collections, other highlights of the Folger’s holdings include: a nineteenth-century costume collection; seventeenth-century French political pamphlets; early modern works on political philosophy; rare books and manuscripts on the “new worlds” of the early Americas; eighteenth-century lampoons and satires; an early modern manuscript recipe collection; twentieth-century promptbooks and theatre ephemera; and rare books and manuscripts on the early modern histories of science, technology, and medicine.
Our fellowships fund a range of projects. Folger fellows join together to create a high-powered, multidisciplinary community of scholars, who come from different fields but who share cognate interests in literature and history, art and performance, philosophy, religion, and politics. We welcome applications from artists, archivists, curators, independent scholars, and librarians, as well as faculty of any status, as long as they hold the terminal degree in their field.