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Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship in Humanities 2012-2013, USA

2012-2013 Research Fellowship in all areas of the humanities at University of Texas, USA

The Harry Ransom Center annually awards over 50 fellowships to support projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. Applicants must demonstrate the necessity of substantial on-site use of the Center’s collections.

Field of Study
All areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history

Eligibility

  • United States citizens and foreign nationals are eligible to apply.
  • All applicants, with the exception of applicants for dissertation fellowships, must be post-doctorates or independent scholars with a substantial record of publication.
  • If the Ph.D. is in-progress, the proposal and letters of recommendation must clearly indicate a June 1, 2012 completion in order to be eligible for 2012–2013 fellowships.
  • Dissertation fellowship applicants must be doctoral candidates and be at work on the dissertation by the time of application.
  • Individuals who have previously received a Ransom Center fellowship are eligible to reapply after two years have passed. However, preference is given to applicants who have not previously held a Ransom Center fellowship.

Scholarship Worth & Duration
One To Three Month Fellowships • 3,000 per Month
One to three month fellowships are available for post-doctorates or independent scholars whose projects require extensive work with the Ransom Center’s collections.
Travel Stipends • $1,200 (Domestic) • $1,700 (International)
Travel stipends are available for post-doctorates or independent scholars whose projects require less than one month’s work with the Center’s collections. Travel stipends may not be combined with other Ransom Center fellowships.
Dissertation Fellowships • $1,500
Six fellowships jointly sponsored by the Ransom Center and The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies are designated for graduate students who are working on doctoral dissertations.

Application Procedures
A complete application consists of two copies of a four-page proposal and two letters of recommendation in sealed, signed envelopes. The applicant should submit all materials together. Dissertation fellowship applicants need submit only one letter of recommendation. Complete applications for 2012–2013 research fellowships must be received by February 1, 2012.

Application Deadline
February 1, 2012.

Get Fellowship Guidelines (PDF) for more details.

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