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 humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the preforming arts, music and cultural history.
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.
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.