Harry Ransom Center Receiving Applications for Research Fellowships in the Humanities

Sept. 8, 2008

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin is now receiving applications for its 2009-2010 research fellowships in the humanities.

The application deadline is Feb. 2, 2009. Information about the fellowships and the application process is available online at http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/fellowships/.

About 50 fellowships are awarded annually by the Ransom Center to support scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities. Priority is given to proposals that concentrate on the Center's collections and that require substantial on-site use of them.

All applicants, with the exception of those applying for dissertation fellowships, must be post-doctorates or possess an equivalent terminal degree or a substantial record of scholarly achievement. Independent scholars are encouraged to apply.

The fellowships range from one to four 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 "Guide to the Collections" (2003).

The stipends are funded by individual donors and organizations, including the Ransom Center, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Hobby Family Foundation, the Dorot Foundation, the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at The University of Texas at Austin, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 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, 2009.

For more information, contact: Jennifer Tisdale, Harry Huntt Ransom Humanities Research Center, 512 471 8949;  Alicia Dietrich, Harry Huntt Ransom Humanities Research Center, 512-232-3667.