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Graduate Research Fellowships

The Program in British, Irish and Empire Studies offers fellowships to graduate students researching projects that involve work in any of the program’s areas of interest. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to facilitate research; they may be used for travel to archives and libraries, for procuring digital materials, or for other legitimate research purposes. Students writing master’s reports, theses, or dissertations are particularly encouraged to apply.

Students who would like to apply for a BIES fellowship for summer and/or fall 2022 should email the following materials to BIESut@austin.utexas.edu by March 7, 2022. The application should consist of (1) a cover sheet with full name, UT EID, email address, telephone number, title of the project, and amount requested; (2) a one-page description of the work proposed including details of how the fellowship money will be spent; (3) a one- to two-page CV; and (4) a brief letter of recommendation from a supporting UT faculty member. If you are uncertain whether your plan of research will qualify, please contact BIES Director Philippa Levine in advance at philippa@austin.utexas.edu to discuss it. Applicants will receive a confirmation message when all material has been received.

Successful applicants will receive their fellowship money after completing the research and providing a brief report of their activities. The report must include receipts for reimbursable expenses up to the maximum amount and must be submitted by December 1, 2022. The deadline for applications for fellowships to be held before December 1, 2022 is Monday, March 7. If you have other questions about the fellowship, please contact Dr. Levine.