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Ransom Center Awards More Than 60 Fellowships

By Jennifer Tisdale

The Ransom Center has awarded more than 60 fellowships to postdoctoral, dissertation, and independent researchers studying topics ranging from the work of author Julia Alvarez to environmental protest in Nigerian literature to music and sound in film trailers.


Recipients will conduct research with materials that span the Ransom Center’s collections in art, the performing arts, photography, rare books, and literary manuscripts.


“The Ransom Center’s fellowship program leads quite directly to original scholarship in the humanities,” said Steve Enniss, director of the Ransom Center. “It is one of the ways The University of Texas fulfills its mission as a premier teaching and research university.”


Since 1990, the fellowship program has supported more than 1,000 research projects requiring substantial on-site use of the Ransom Center’s collections and resulting in the publication of books, journal articles, and doctoral theses. The 2017-18 fellows reflect the global stature of the Ransom Center, representing 12 countries as well as 15 U.S. states.


Fellowship types vary, including one- to three-month fellowships, travel stipends and dissertation fellowships. Several individual donors and organizations fund the program.


Information about the fellowship program at the Ransom Center is online.


Lizanne Ledbetter McClenon

A beautiful demonstration of the spirit of the HRC. I’m grateful for the generosity, the vision and the collections here in Austin.

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