Folger Shakespeare Library - Short-term Fellowships

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Short-term fellowships support scholars in residence for one to three months. 

The Folger’s extraordinary collections are essential to understanding the early modern period and its continued resonance in our world. The fellowships program brings our collections immediately to life, by putting scholars and practitioners with compelling research questions into direct and sustained engagement with the books, manuscripts, art—and each other. Folger fellows create a high-powered community of early modernists unavailable in most university departments, enriching the exchange of views among scholars from different fields but with cognate interests.

The Folger Institute is a dedicated center for collections-focused research and advanced study in the humanities at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Through its multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural programs and residential research fellowships, the Institute establishes scholarly communities, fresh research approaches, and new teaching agendas for early modern fields. 

The rare materials held at the Folger are meant to be actively used; Henry Folger once called the collection “a fine kit of tools for scholars.” Today, the Folger Shakespeare Library continues to make its books, manuscripts, and artworks as accessible as possible within the limits set by their rarity and, in many cases, fragility. The Reading Rooms themselves are open to scholars and other qualified researchers, known as readers at the Folger. 

Last Updated On: 2017-08-17

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