The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin advances understanding of the humanities for a broad and diverse audience through the preservation and sharing of its extraordinary collections, providing unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists and deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts.
The center currently is accepting applications for its Research Fellowship program. Approximately seventy fellowships of $3,500 will be awarded to postdoctoral or independent scholars whose projects require extensive on-site work (one to three months) with the center's collections.
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.
Citizens of the United States 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 Research 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, 2019.
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.