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Harry Ransom Center Receiving Applications for Research Fellowships in the Humanities

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posted: Tuesday September 1, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, is now receiving applications for its 2010-2011 Research Fellowships in the Humanities.

The application deadline is Feb. 1, 2010. Information about the fellowships and the application process is available online.

Rolleiflex camera
Rolleiflex camera, 1984 Platin Edition, modeled after the Rolleiflex that Fritz Henle used in the 1930s. Fritz Henle Collection; Paint box, E. E. Cummings Collection; Drafting tool: equal spacing divider, Norman Bel Geddes Collection; Make-up kit, Robert De Niro Collection; Typewriter, Anne Sexton Collection.

About 50 fellowships are awarded annually by the Ransom Center to support scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities. Applicants must demonstrate the need for substantial on-site use of the Center's collections.

All applicants, with the exception of those applying for dissertation fellowships, must be post-doctorates or independent scholars with a substantial record of scholarly achievement.

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.

Information about the Ransom Center collections can be found online or in the "Guide to the Collections" (2003).

The stipends are funded by Ransom Center endowments and annual sponsors, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship Endowment, the Hobby Family Foundation Endowment, the Dorot Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Jewish Studies, the Robert De Niro Endowed Fund, the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the South Central Modern Language Association and The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies.

Awards will be announced by letter on or before April 1, 2010.

Watch past fellows discuss their research projects at the Ransom Center Web site.

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