Short-Term Fellowships at the Harry Ransom Center, 2018–2019

As the new(ish) Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts at the Harry Ransom Center, I would like to invite you to apply for one of our short-term research fellowships.

At the moment, we are accepting applications for the 2018–2019 year. The submission deadline is November 15, 2017 at 5:00pm CST. For details and application instructions, visit:

We 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 literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

With the exception of those applying for dissertation fellowships, all applicants must have a Ph.D. or be independent scholars with a substantial record of achievement.

The fellowship itself is quite flexible, with terms ranging 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.

Questions about the fellowship program or application procedures should be directed to If you have questions about how the Ransom Center’s collections might support your research, I would encourage you to email our great reference team:


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