UT Austin’s Ransom Center Awards 45 Fellowships

Scholars conducting research at the Harry Ransom Center. Photo by Pete Smith.
Scholars conducting research at the Harry Ransom Center. Photo by Pete Smith.

AUSTIN, Texas — The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has awarded 45 fellowships to postdoctoral, dissertation and independent researchers studying topics ranging from the work of Kazuo Ishiguro to Zimbabwean women writers to meritocracy in America.

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

“The Ransom Center’s fellowship program leads quite directly to original scholarship in the humanities,” said Stephen 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 1,200 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 2018-19 fellows reflect the global stature of the Ransom Center, representing 16 U.S. states and seven countries, with nearly half travelling to the Ransom Center from abroad.

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