Recent Opportunities


Harry Ransom Center 2018-2019 Research Fellowships (UT Austin)

The Harry Ransom Center invites applications for its 2018-2019 research fellowships

The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA

The Ransom Center will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The collections support research in all areas of the humanities, including art and art history.

The Center?s art collection includes literary portraiture and artworks by writers and poets; notable North American, English, French, and Latin American works on paper; original book illustrations by E. H. Shepard, Arthur Rackham, Kate Greenaway, and others; and materials related to fine presses, including the Limited Editions Club and the Golden Cockerel Press. The Center houses the largest collection of Eric Gill drawings, prints, blocks, and plates in the world. Additional strengths include caricatures by Max Beerbohm and satirical prints and drawings by George Cruikshank, as well as a significant collection of artists? books and contemporary suites of prints by James Turrell, David Hockney, Elaine de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, and others. For more information about the Center?s art collection, see<>.

The deadline for applications, which must be submitted through the Center?s website, is November 15, 2017, 5 p.m. CST. All applicants, with the exception of those applying for dissertation fellowships, must have a Ph.D. or be independent scholars with a substantial record of achievement.

The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,500 per month (domestic) or $4,000 per month (international). Travel stipends and dissertation fellowships provide stipends of $2,000 (domestic) or $2,500 (international). Fellowship residencies may be scheduled between June 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019. During the fellowship, scholars will work on-site at the Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.

Fellows will become part of a distinguished group of alumni. Since the fellowship program's inauguration in 1990, the Ransom Center has supported the research of more than 1,000 scholars from around the world.

For details and application instructions, visit:

Questions about the fellowship program or application procedures should be directed to
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