Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grants

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Faculty and graduate students from Center for Renaissance Studies consortium institutions may be eligible to apply for travel funding to participate in Center for Renaissance Studies programs or to conduct research at the Newberry Library. Recipients of these funds may include the award on their curriculum vitae as a “Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grant.”

Funding may also be available to attend programs or do research at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. These awards may be listed on CVs as a “Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grant for seminar participation/research at the Folger Institute.” Please see our Folger Agreement for more details.

Each member institution sets its own policies, requirements, and deadlines for granting funds; some may limit eligibility to specific departments, colleges, or other units within the university. Contact your consortium faculty representative in advance for details and authorization.

Travel Reimbursement Grants

To receive reimbursement after the fact for travel, lodging, meals, and other expenses, download and complete in detail the appropriate form below. Either have the form signed by your faculty representative; include a separate letter from the representative authorizing reimbursement; or have your representative send an email authorizing the expense to renaissance@newberry.org. Mail the form along with the original receipts (note that photocopies of receipts are no longer accepted) to the address on the form.

Current Reimbursement Form (for travel from September 1, 2014, to the present)

Research or Program Stipend Grants

Often when faculty members or graduate students plan an extended trip to the Newberry or Folger, the consortium committee at their institution awards them a stipend of a set amount, which they usually receive in advance.

To award a stipend, the consortium faculty representative should send a letter or email authorizing the grant to the Center for Renaissance Studies, including the following information:

  • The amount of the stipend
  • The recipient’s name and address
  • The recipient’s Social Security number

The center can either mail a check to the recipient or hold it until the recipient arrives at the Newberry.

Tax Issues

Depending on many factors, reimbursements and stipends may be considered taxable income; if so, the Newberry will send the recipient a 1099 at the end of the year in accordance with federal law. Keep copies of any receipts and contact a tax preparation professional for advice.