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Research Fellowships for US and Foreign Scholars at Harry Ransom Center in USA, 2016-2017

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Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas is awarding approximately 70 research fellowships for 2016–2017 for 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. The application deadline is January 15, 2016.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded for 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.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to undertake research project at the University of Texas at Austin.

Scholarship Provider: The stipends are generously funded by individual donors and organizations, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Dorot Foundation, the Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation, the Carl H. Pforzheimer Endowment, and the Marlene Nathan Meyerson Photography Fellowship Endowment.

Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility:

  • United States citizens and foreign nationals are eligible to apply. Previous recipients of Ransom Center fellowships are eligible to reapply after two full fellowship cycles have passed.
  • Applicants for one- to three-month fellowships and travel stipends must have a Ph.D. or be an independent scholar with a substantial record of achievement. If the Ph.D. is in-progress at the time of application, the proposal and letters of recommendation must clearly indicate completion by June 1, 2016.
  • Applicants for dissertation fellowships must be doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research by the time of application.

Scholarship Open for International Students: United States citizens and foreign nationals are eligible to apply.

Scholarship Description: The Harry Ransom Center will award approximately 70 fellowships for 2016–2017 for 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.

Number of award(s): The Harry Ransom Center will award approximately 70 fellowships for 2016–2017 for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections.

Duration of award(s): The fellowships range from one to three months. Recipients of 2016–2017 fellowships must complete their residencies between June 1, 2016, and August 31, 2017.

What does it cover? The available fellowships include:

  • One to three month fellowships ($3,000 per month): One- to three-month fellowships are available for post-doctoral or independent scholars whose projects require extensive work with the Ransom Center's collections.
  • Travel Stipends $1,200 (Domestic) and $1,700 (International): Travel stipends are available for post-doctoral 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): Dissertation fellowships, generously supported by the Creekmore and Adele Fath Charitable Foundation and The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies, are available for graduate students whose doctoral dissertations require use of the Center's collections.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Decisions will be announced by email on March 31, 2016. Fellowship recipients will additionally receive materials related to their award by mail. Queries about applications in process cannot be acknowledged. Fellowship recipients and their research projects will be acknowledged in Ransom Center publicity.

How to Apply: A complete application consists of a three-page proposal and one or two letters of recommendation as outlined below. These materials must be uploaded to the Ransom Center's online application system as PDF files by the application deadline. To begin your application for a 2016–2017 fellowship, create a fellowship account. Upon successful creation of your account, you will receive your fellowship account number, which you must use to submit your proposal, and which your referee(s) must use to submit the required letter(s) of recommendation. Please note that information cannot be revised once submitted. Previous applicants for Ransom Center fellowships must create a new account for 2016–2017, as accounts from previous applications cannot be reused.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 15, 2016.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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