The Center for Renaissance Studies collaborates with the Folger Institute in Washington, DC, itself a consortium of 44 institutions. Like the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies, the Folger Institute offers programs for advanced study sponsored by a major independent research library and a consortium of member universities. Through the reciprocity agreement between the Folger Institute and the Center for Renaissance Studies, faculty members and graduate students from the two consortia may apply to participate in programs at either library. Program fees are waived unless otherwise specified.
For members of the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies consortium:
Members of the Newberry Consortium must apply to the Folger by the established deadlines for admission to Folger programs. They then apply to the representative council member at their consortium institution for Newberry funding. Requirements, procedures, and deadlines for such applications are determined by individual member institutions, and each school’s Newberry committee selects the recipients and amounts of grants. Depending on the school, grants may be available to conduct independent research at the Folger as well.
For members of the Folger Institute:
Those affiliated with the Folger Institute must apply to the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies for admission to Center programs and to the Folger for funding. Newberry programs eligible for Folger Institute funding include semester-length seminars, weekend seminars, skills courses, workshops, and scholarly conferences. Preference is given to applicants for Newberry summer institutes in archival sciences. Grants-in-aid are not available for independently conducted research trips, fellowships, occasional lectures, and stipends or honoraria for invited speakers. If in doubt, please consult with your faculty representative or the Folger Institute staff.
The application deadline to apply for funding from the Folger Institute is June for fall programs and September for spring programs. Applicants must submit an application form signed by their campus representative. Requests for funding should follow the Folger Institute’s grant-in-aid guidelines. Applicants should describe the ways participation in the program sponsored by the Newberry is important to their scholarly work. Normal eligibility rules for consortium funding apply: all applicants must be graduate students or faculty members affiliated with member colleges and universities.