The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies is organized as an international consortium of 49 member universities that contribute to its administration and oversee planning of programs through a representative council. The center aims to integrate the resources of the Newberry into the educational process and to make available programs that are not feasible for individual institutions to mount alone. Faculty and graduate students of affiliated universities are eligible for Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grants. Consortium scholars can propose full-day symposia and ten-week graduate seminars to be hosted at the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies. Visitors from consortium universities may also be eligible for funds to cover visit fees associated with class visits. Please contact Karen Christianson, the associate director, at email@example.com for information about special class tours and orientations of the Newberry conducted by Center for Renaissance Studies staff.
Many consortium universities run their own research centers, programs, and committees. Please see Affiliates for a list of affiliated centers and programs.
The consortium also collaborates with the Folger Institute in Washington, DC, itself a consortium of 44 institutions. Like the Newberry 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. Please read more about the Folger Agreement.