Institution: Harry Ransom Center
Country: United States
City (Metropolitan Area): Austin -- TX
Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Type of Opportunity: Fellowships
Study Levels: PhD
Application Deadline: November 15, 2018
The Harry Ransom Center, housed within the University of Texas at Austin, invites exceptional young postdoctoral and dissertation candidates to apply for their 2019-2020 Research Fellowships.
Ten dissertation fellowships and fifty postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded. Projects should be those that require significant on-site use of collections. These collections are related to all aspects of the humanities, including (but not limited to) cultural history, music, arts, literature, film, and photography.
Several fellowships will be awarded. One- to –three- month fellowships are available for postdoctoral or independent scholars. These scholars must require extensive use of the collections housed within the Ransom Center. Dissertation fellowships must also require use of the center’s resources, but for dissertation work. These fellowships are available in the amount of $2,000 per month, while those who are engaging in postdoctoral or independent scholarship may receive up to $3,500 per month.
In addition to these generous stipends, monies are also available for travel. Travel stipends are available for both postdoctoral and independent scholars. These projects should require less than a month of use of the collections, but these travel awards cannot be combined with other fellowships or awards. All fellows, regardless of the category, may receive an additional $500 stipend, paid in a single payment. These awards are for individuals who are citizens of countries other than the United States, and are intended to fund J-1 visa application expenses and international travel to Austin.
Fellowships are available to candidates of any nationality. Short fellowships and travel stipends are only open to candidates with Ph.D.s or substantial records of previous professional achievement. Applicants must have received their Ph.D.s by June 1, 2019 in order to be eligible.
Applications can be submitted on the Ransom Center’s online application system. All documents should be submitted as a single PDF. Candidates should submit a three-page proposal and two letters of recommendation. Proposals should be composed in English and include details about the proposed research project such as materials needed and how the project relates to the overall goals and mission of the Ransom Center. A brief curriculum vitae should also be submitted. All materials must be received by November 15, 2018 at 5 P.M.
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