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News Release — September 2, 2015

Harry Ransom Center Accepting Applications
for Research Fellowships in the Humanities

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Norman O. Dawn, special effects card for Call of the Yukon, 1926; J. W. F. Herschel, Halley's Comet, 1836–7; Page from commonplace book owned by Edith May Southey Warter, undated; Frank Reaugh, Windy Day, painting: oil on canvas, 1900; Anna Atkins, Peacock Feathers, cyanotype, 1845.

2016-2017 Fellowship Poster (PDF)

AUSTIN, Texas—The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, invites applications for its 2016–2017 research fellowships. More than 50 fellowships will be awarded for projects that require substantial onsite use of the Ransom Center's collections, supporting research in all areas of the humanities including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music and cultural history.

Information about the fellowships and the application process is available online. The deadline for applications, which must be submitted through the Ransom Center's website, is Jan. 15, 2016, at 5 p.m. CST.

The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 or $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend. All applicants, with the exception of those applying for dissertation fellowships, must have a Ph.D. or be independent scholars with a substantial record of achievement.

The stipends are funded by endowments and annual sponsors, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment, the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies, the Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation, the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship Endowment, the Robert De Niro Endowed Fund, the Woodward and Bernstein Endowment, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the South Central Modern Language Association, and The University of Texas at Austin's Office of Graduate Studies, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies and program in British Studies.

Applicants will be notified of decisions on March 31, 2016. Fellowship recipients and their research projects will be listed on the Ransom Center's website. Since the fellowship program's inauguration in 1990, the Center has supported the research of more than 1,000 scholars through fellowship awards.

 

 
 

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