Funding / Fellowships

Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowships in the Humanities, 2017-18

The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, invites applications for its 2017-2018 research fellowships. More than 50 fellowships will be awarded for projects that require substantial on-site use of the Ransom Center’s collections, supporting research in all areas of the humanities including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 or $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend. All applicants, with the exception of those applying for dissertation fellowships, must have a Ph.D. or be independent scholars with a substantial record of achievement.

Please note that our application deadline has changed: The application deadline for 2017-2018 fellowships is 15 November 2016, 5 p.m. CST. The 2017-2018 fellowships will support research visits that will take place during the period June 1, 2017-August 31, 2018.

Fellows will become part of a distinguished group of alumni. Since the fellowship program’s inauguration in 1990, the Ransom Center has awarded fellowships to more than 1,000 scholars from around the world.

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David Myers Research Fellowships – Applications Open

In 2017 La Trobe University will celebrate its 50th anniversary and in celebrating both our founding Vice Chancellor and our future, the College of Arts, Social Science & Commerce will fund a set of David Myers Research Fellowships for a period of 3 years. Up to 6 Research Fellowships (post-doctoral research fellowships) ranging from Level A to Senior Research Fellow will be appointed.

La Trobe strives to promote, recognise and support researchers who demonstrate exemplary performance.

The positions
The Research Fellows will propose and undertake projects aligned with areas of research strength, Research Focus Areas (RFAs), Disciplinary Research Programs (DRPs) or active Research Centres. This will include the following:

-Conduct and publish, high quality, high impact research and other scholarly activities under limited supervision either independently or as part of a team.
-Obtain, or assist in obtaining, research funding from external sources.
-Form productive research partnerships
-Participate in professional activities including presentations at conferences and seminars in field of expertise.
-Provide advice within the field of the employee’s research to Honours and postgraduate students.

In addition, the Senior Research Fellow will also;

-Provide leadership in research related activities
-Make a significant contribution to the discipline at the national and international level, demonstrated by a strong record of published work or other scholarly activities.
-Supervise Higher Degree by Research (HDR), students.
-Contribute to building a robust and ambitious research culture within La Trobe