Research Fellowships

Funding Agency:
Folger Shakespeare Library

The Folger Shakespeare Library is embarking on a major renovation project to commence in early 2020. While this work is underway, the Folger Institute is committed to continuing its support of collections-based research, and to providing scholars with the resources they need to pursue and advance their work. The renovation offers the Institute the opportunity to create new kinds of awards, to make fellowships more adaptable, and to forge new relationships with archives, collections, libraries, and museums around the world. In 2020-2021, Folger research fellowships will place value on many different forms of scholarly enterprise and places to pursue it.

The Folger Institute will offer research fellowships, in the amount of $3,500, to support four continuous weeks of research and writing away from the Folger.

The deadline for applications is January 1, 2020 for fellowships to be undertaken any time from July 2020 through May 2021.

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Nationality. Folger fellowships in 2020-2021 are open to scholars of any nationality. The Folger will sponsor and pay for international scholars to enter the United States under the J-1 visa if needed.
  2. Degrees and Training. Applicants for Folger Fellowships should hold the Ph.D. by the time they begin their residency (with the exception of our funding partnership with the Omohundro Institute, which is open to scholars who are ABD). Archivists, creative artists, curators, dramaturgs, filmmakers, librarians, performers, and playwrights should hold an appropriate terminal degree in their field.

Funding Type



Post Doctoral Fellows


Arts & Humanities

External Deadline

January 1, 2020