The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin encourages discovery, inspires creativity, and advances understanding of the humanities for a broad and diverse audience through the preservation and sharing of its extraordinary collections. Its extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts.
The center is accepting applications for its Research Fellowship program. Through the program, approximately seventy fellowships will be awarded for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.
One- to three-month fellowships are available for postdoctoral or independent scholars whose projects require extensive work with the Ransom Center's collections. The program provides $3,000 per month for domestic students and $4,000 per month for international students.
Travel stipends of up to $2,000 are available for postdoctoral or independent scholars whose projects require less than one month's work with the center's collections. Travel stipends may not be combined with other Ransom Center fellowships.
In addition, dissertation fellowships of $2,000 are available for graduate students whose doctoral dissertations require use of the center's collections.
United States citizens and foreign nationals are eligible to apply. Previous recipients of Ransom Center fellowships are eligible to reapply after two full fellowship cycles have passed.
Applicants for one- to three-month fellowships and travel stipends must have a PhD or be an independent scholar with a substantial record of achievement. If the PhD is in-progress at the time of application, the proposal and letters of recommendation must clearly indicate completion by June 1, 2018.
Applicants for dissertation fellowships must be doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research by the time of application.
See the Ransom Center website for complete program guidelines and application instructions, as well as information about past and present fellows.