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[ecrea] Research Fellowships at the Harry Ransom Center

Thu Nov 14 13:02:25 GMT 2013

The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, annually awards over 50 fellowships to support research projects in all areas of the humanities. Each year, the* Robert De Niro Endowed Fund*, *Warren Skaaren Film Research Endowment*, and *Filmscript Acquisitions Endowment* fund a number of projects focusing on the Center's film collections.

The Center's film collections include the papers of producers *David O. Selznick* and *Lewis Allen*, director *Nicholas Ray*, actors *Gloria Swanson* and *Robert De Niro*, screenwriters *Ernest Lehman* and *Paul Schrader*, acting teacher *Stella Adler*, special effects master *Norman Dawn*, and the* Interstate Theatre Circuit*, among others. For more information about the Center's film collections, visit

The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,200 to $1,700 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,500 stipend. During the fellowship, scholars will work on-site in the Center's collections in Austin, Texas. Austin is home to a thriving film community including the *Austin Film Festival*, *Austin Film Society*, and the *South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival*.

The Ransom Center is currently accepting fellowship applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications must be submitted through the Center's website by January 31, 2014, 5 p.m. CST.

The 2014-2015 academic year will mark the 25th anniversary of the Ransom Center's fellowship program. Since the program's inauguration in 1990, the Center has supported the research of more than 800 scholars through fellowships.

More information about the fellowships and the Ransom Center's collections is available online at Questions about the fellowship program or application instructions should be directed to (ransomfellowships /at/

Janet Staiger
William P. Hobby Centennial Professor Emeritus in Communication and
Professor Emeritus of Women's and Gender Studies
Department of Radio-Television-Film (CMA 6.158)
University of Texas at Austin
One University Station A0800
Austin, TX 78712

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