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Fellowships: Long- and Short-Term Fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library (11/1/2016; 3/1/2017)

folgerLong- and Short-Term Fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library

The Folger Institute in Washtington, D.C. is now accepting applications to its Fellowship Program. Each year, the Folger awards approximately five long-term fellowships and forty-five short-term fellowships. Fellowships support scholars in residence for anywhere from six to nine months (long-term) and one to three months (short-term). Long-term fellows receive a monthly stipend of $5,555.55 for up to $50,000 while short-term fellows receive $2,500 per month for up to $7,500.

The Folger supports research on all aspects of British and European literary, cultural, political, religious, theatrical, and social history from the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, and on British and American performance and theatre studies from the fifteenth century through to the present day. In addition to its well-known Shakespeare collections, other highlights of the Folger's holdings include: a nineteenth-century costume collection; eighteenth-century lampoons and satires; twentieth-century promptbooks and theatre ephemera; and rare books and manuscripts on the histories of science, technology, and medicine.

The Folger's fellowships fund a range of projects. Folger fellows join together to create a high-powered, multidisciplinary community of scholars, who come from different fields but who share cognate interests in literature and history, art and performance, philosophy, religion, and politics. Applications are welcome from artists, archivists, curators, independent scholars, and librarians, as well as faculty of any status, as long as they hold the terminal degree in their field.

Apply now at: http://www.folger.edu/fellowships. The deadline for long-term fellowships is November 1, 2016. The deadline for short-term fellowships is March 1, 2017.

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