Newberry Center

The Center for Early Modern History is pleased to serve as the representative at the University of Minnesota for the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Consortium. The consortium provides funds to faculty and students at member institutions who want to visit the library for events and research. Though constituted around the Newberry Library located in Chicago, the consortium is also linked with the Folger Shakespeare Library located in Washington DC, and can support travel for research and events at this institution as well.

For routine travel to attend Newberry or Folger events or to conduct research, Newberry Consortium Travel Grants of up to $300 are available to pay for travel and lodging (we cannot reimburse meals or incidental expenses). Faculty or graduate students interested in obtaining a travel grant should contact the center by e-mail at, providing your name, department affiliation, status (MA, PhD, PhD candidate, faculty), and the reasons for your proposed visit to the Newberry or Folger Library. We will let you know within two weeks if your grant has been approved.

If you have already attended an event and been approved for a grant, please fill out the reimbursement form and submit it with the original travel and lodging receipts to:

The Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610

Your reimbursement will be paid directly to you by the Newberry Library Consortium.

If you have any further questions about the grants, please email or call the Center for Early Modern History at 612-625-6303.