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Seth Garfield, Director GAR 1.104, Mailcode B7000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3261

Resident Fellows

Garrison Hall, north entrance

Garrison Hall — north entrance; Photo by Marsha Miller

The IHS expects to appoint four resident fellows for 2014-15 whose work engages with the year's theme of Capital and Commodites (see Theme page for description).

Fellowships are available for all ranks.  They are not restricted to historians, but projects must have significant historical content.

Please note the following changes to the fellowship program as the terms are different from previous years.

Tenure-track and tenured faculty

Fellowships for tenure-track and tenured faculty will provide stipends equal to half salary up to $50,000 per year, and are available for the year or (pro-rated) for the semester.  Applicants may combine IHS fellowships with sabbatical funds, other support from their home institutions or external grants.  (Total funds may not exceed annual salary for the year of the fellowship.)

Please note that the IHS will not provide medical insurance for tenure-track or tenured faculty, and applicants are required to make appropriate individual arrangements with their home institutions.

Post-doctoral and independent scholars

Fellowships for post-doctoral and independent scholars will provide salaries of $42,000 per year and medical insurance.  These fellowships are also available pro-rated for the semester. Junior fellows must have Ph.D.s in hand no later than December 31 of the year preceding the year of the fellowship.

Expectations for Fellows

Fellows must be resident in Austin during the term of their appointment and are expected to participate actively and regularly in the institute's programming. Each fellow will present a pre-circulated paper at the institute's workshops. Fellows may also be invited to participate in other programming at The University of Texas at Austin.

Application Procedures

A. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Director by midnight on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at historyinstitute@austin.utexas.edu, and should include:

  1. Cover sheet. Download here.
  2. Comprehensive CV in .pdf format.
  3. Description in no more than three pages, single-spaced, in .pdf format, of the applicant's proposed research project, its relevance to the current theme, and specific goals for the period of residence in Austin.

B. Two letters of reference should be sent by email to the Director by January 15, 2014. If using a credential service such as Interfolio, please select email delivery. Please note that we cannot accept letters of reference from current University of Texas at Austin faculty members to avoid conflicts of interest.

An email confirmation will be sent once the application is complete and all materials are received. Please allow up to two weeks during peak times for the message of confirmation.

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