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Fall 2013 Newsletter

More than 65 research fellowships awarded

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James H. "Jimmy" Hare crossing the Piave river, 1918, lantern slide; Gordon Conway, "Red Cross Girl" illustration for Vanity Fair, 1918; Bob Landry, film still from A Farewell to Arms, 1957; Erich Maria Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front, 1930; Lucile Patterson, National League for Woman's Service World War I military recruiting poster.

The Ransom Center has awarded more than 65 research fellowships for 2013–2014. The fellowships support research projects in the humanities that require substantial on-site use of the Center's collections of manuscripts, rare books, film, photography, art, and performing arts materials.

The fellowship recipients, half of whom will be coming from abroad, will use Ransom Center materials to support projects with such titles as "Post-irony: Countercultural Fictions from Hipster to Coolhunter," "Elliott Erwitt: Early Work," "Obsession: The Films of Brian De Palma," "David Foster Wallace: The Form of His Fiction," "Matisse's Illustrations for Ulysses," and "Doris Lessing's Intuitive Style."

The fellowships range from one to three months in duration and provide $3,000 of support per month. Travel stipends and dissertation fellowships are also awarded. The stipends are funded by individual donors and organizations, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Hobby Family Foundation, the Dorot Foundation, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, and The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies.

Applications for 2014–2015 fellowships are due January 31, 2014. 2014–2015 will mark the 25th year of the fellowship program. More information about the fellowship program and application procedures can be found on the Ransom Center's website.  

Learn how to apply for a fellowship at the Ransom Center

View a full list of fellowship recipients and their research topics

View a list of supporting donors and organizations


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