The Riggsby Travel Fellowship provides financial support to UT Humanities Center Faculty Fellows and Graduate Student Fellows (including the MARCO dissertation fellow in residence) to help defray travel costs to conferences, museums, and archival institutions for the purpose of furthering their research. It is provided by the generous gifts of Mrs. Katherine Riggsby and the late Dr. Stuart Riggsby, formerly Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a distinguished biochemist.
Here is a sampling of the faculty and graduate student research that has been enabled by the Riggsby Travel Fellowship:
- faculty fellows in the Late Antiquity Faculty Research Seminar attended a Regional Consortium on Late Antiquity;
- a graduate fellow working in 21st-century theater studies attended a performance of Oslo in New York City as part of her research on the mechanics of theatrical effects on the contemporary stage;
- a graduate fellow traveled to the Vatican Library archives to do research for her dissertation;
- a faculty fellow gave a professional talk at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, China.
The maximum individual award for the Riggsby Travel Fellowship is $500.00; awards are evaluated as to merit and given throughout the academic year (July 1-June 30). An applicant may receive only one award. Fellows wishing to apply for funding should contact the UTHC main office for application procedures.