United States and international students are eligible to apply for the Graduate Research Fellowships offered by the University of Texas at Austin. This fellowship is available to students who are enrolled in graduate-level courses at the University. It is fully funded and $1,000 and several awards are given each year.

All subjects are eligible for this application , and recipients will be chosen based on their cutting-edge research trainingLiberal Arts, or professional socialization skills. 

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.

Successful applicants will receive their fellowship money after completing the research and providing a brief report of their activities.

Application Deadline: 1st December 2022


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.

How to apply

To apply for a BIES fellowship, email the following materials to  BIESut@austin.utexas.edu.

  • A cover sheet with your full name, UT EID, email address, telephone number, title of the project, and amount requested
  • A one-page description of the work proposed including details of how the fellowship money will be spent
  • A one- to two-page CV
  • A brief letter of recommendation from a supporting UT faculty member

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