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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 offers 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 $3,500 per month. Travel stipends and dissertation fellowships provide stipends of $2,000. International fellows will receive an additional $500 stipend to offset visa and travel costs. The stipends are funded by endowments and annual sponsors, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment, Alfred A. and Blanche W. Knopf Fellowship, and the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship Endowment.

View application instructions

Fellowship Guidelines for fellowship recipients (PDF)
View current and past fellowship recipients
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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December 22–January 1
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