Located in Washington, D.C., the Folger Shakespeare Library is the ultimate resource for exploring Shakespeare and his world. Welcoming millions of visitors online and in person, the Folder provides access to an array of resources, from original sources to modern interpretations.

In 1930, the library was placed in trust of Amherst College, Henry Folger’s alma mater. The Folger Shakespeare Library and its independent Board of Governors remain proud of the continuing connection to Amherst College, whose Trustees manage the endowment of the institution.

Amherst-Folger fellowships for undergraduate students and recent alumni provide opportunities for research and mentorship in Washington, D.C.

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The Folger Shakespeare Library

Visit the Folger’s website to learn about the Shakespeare collection, exhibitions, programs, and more.

That Museum Library Vibe

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What if you could spend nine months working and learning at two world-class research institutions?

The Amherst Folger Humanities Fellowship let a recent Amherst grad experience two different Washington, D.C., research institutions.

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Folger Undergraduate Fellowship

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Research Opportunities & More

The Amherst–Folger Undergraduate Fellowship program provides opportunities for Amherst students to engage in primary source research in libraries and archives in Washington, D.C., while receiving individualized mentorship and instruction.

Undergraduate Fellowship