The Folger Shakespeare Library offers residential research Fellowships to encourage use of its exceptional collections and to encourage ongoing cross-disciplinary dialogue among scholars of the early modern period. Each year scholars may compete for a limited number of Long-term and Short-term Fellowships. Awardees are expected to be in continuous residence and to participate in the intellectual life of the Folger.
Long-term fellowships: Recipients are highly talented, productive scholars whose work will be significantly advanced by a prolonged period of access to the collection. Long-term Fellows are selected by an external committee which considers the following criteria in making its selections: importance of the topic, originality and sophistication of the approach; feasibility of research objectives, and the applicant’s need for the Folger collections.
Short-term fellowships: Some Fellowship endowments seek to support scholars working on a specific topic or from a specific region, while others are unrestricted.
All applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent at time of application. Past fellowships have been awarded for the revision of doctoral dissertations. Some nationality restrictions apply for specific fellowships.
Period of residence: six to nine months
Stipend: up to $50,000 for nine months, prorated for fewer than nine
Period of Residence: one to three months
Stipend: $2,500 per month
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