Folger Agreement

Folger Shakespeare Library
Folger Shakespeare Library

The Center for Renaissance Studies collaborates with the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, which also works with a consortium of universities. 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 our reciprocal agreement Folger Institute seminar fees are waived for faculty and graduate students at the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies upon acceptance of application, in accordance with Folger policy and our agreement.

For members of the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies consortium:

Members of the Newberry Consortium may be eligible to apply to their home institution’s consortium committee to use Newberry consortium funds to travel to the Folger for programs or research, with authorization from their school’s Newberry committee.

Prospective participants 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 that may be 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.