Ransom Center Research Fellowships in the Humanities

The Ransom Center will award more than 50 fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections during 2017–2018. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

Available fellowships include:

One- to three-month fellowships


One- to three-month fellowships are available for post-doctoral or independent scholars whose projects require extensive use of the Ransom Center's collections.

Travel stipends

$1,200 (Domestic) • $1,700 (International)

Travel stipends are available for post-doctoral or independent scholars whose projects require less than one month's use of the Center's collections. Travel stipends may not be combined with other Ransom Center fellowships.

Dissertation fellowships


Dissertation fellowships are available for graduate students whose doctoral dissertations require use of the Center's collections.


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, 2017.

Applicants for dissertation fellowships must be doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation research by the time of application.


Application date
15 Nov 2016
1-3 months
America United States South West
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Medical Ethics Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Grants available
Award granted
US$ 3.000/month