News Release — September 12, 2017
Harry Ransom Center Accepting Applications for Research Fellowships in the Humanities
The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, invites applications for its 2018-2019 research fellowships.
The Ransom Center will grant 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The collections support 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 Nov. 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. CST. 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 fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,500 per month (domestic) or $4,000 per month (international). Travel stipends and dissertation fellowships provide stipends of $2,000 (domestic) or $2,500 (international). Fellowship residencies may be scheduled between June 1, 2018, and Aug. 31, 2019.
Applicants will be notified of decisions on March 31, 2018. 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 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.
Since the fellowship program's inauguration in 1990, the Center has supported the research of more than 1,000 scholars through fellowship awards.