September 26, 2017
On September 25, President Gregory L. Fenves, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Janet Dukerich and other university faculty and staff officially welcomed the 2017-18 Harrington Fellows to UT Austin with a special reception held in the President’s Office.
UT Austin is privileged to be the home of the distinguished Harrington Fellows Program which supports both Faculty and Graduate Fellows each year. Fellowships are awarded annually to the most highly qualified applicants from universities throughout the United States and around the world.
“It has been a pleasure to meet this year’s Fellows and learn more about their research,” said Del Watson, Harrington Fellows Program coordinator. “They are outstanding scholars and we are honored to have them at UT Austin.”
A Harrington Faculty Fellow is on leave from his or her home university, is appointed as a visiting member of the UT Austin faculty and receives a generous stipend. Since the primary purpose of the Harrington Faculty Fellowship is to pursue research, the Fellows have no teaching obligations. Each Faculty Fellow is provided with funding to support a symposium during the period of his or her stay at UT Austin.
The Harrington Graduate Fellows Program supports Fellows with stipends that equal or exceed those of other prestigious fellowship programs. Fellows are generally recruited from institutions outside the university, and only the Dissertation Fellows come from the graduate population at UT Austin.
The Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program was created by Sybil Harrington as a tribute to her late husband. She envisioned a program that would support gifted and ambitious scholars, who would, in turn, share their knowledge and success with future generations.
To learn more about the Harrington Fellows Program, visit: harrington.utexas.edu