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Research Fellowships in the Humanities

Library patron taking notes. Click to enlarge.

A patron works with the John Herschel papers in the Reading Room at the Harry Ransom Center. Photo by Anthony Maddaloni.

The Harry Ransom Center annually awards more than 50 fellowships to support short-term residencies for research projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections.

The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 to $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend. The stipends are generously funded by individual donors and organizations, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Dorot Foundation, the Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation, the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment, and the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship Endowment.

View this year's fellowship recipients

Application instructions for 2018–2019 fellowships will be posted in the summer.
Fellowship Guidelines for fellowship recipients (PDF)
View a complete list of supporting endowments and annual donors
Learn about the history of the fellowship program

Fellows on Research at the Ransom Center

Fellows share insights about their research through video interviews and contributions to the Ransom Center's blog, Cultural Compass. Learn about fellows' projects and how the collections shape their research.

View more interviews with fellows

Read articles by and about fellows on the blog


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