During the 2021-2022 Hagler Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS) Graduate Student Fellowship, the graduate student fellow will conduct research with Dr. Lena Cowen Orlin, a 2020-2021 HIAS Fellow (see announcement about the 2020-2021 Class of Hagler Fellows), by assisting Dr. Orlin with research projects on the authorial voice in historical documents such as witness depositions in law courts, wills, probate inventories, and other genres of “pragmatic” writing. The Graduate Fellow will participate with Dr. Orlin in monthly meetings of the Early Modern Studies Working Group, convened by the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. Additionally, the Graduate Fellow will collaborate with the Center of Digital Humanities Research (CoDHR) on its New Variorum Edition Shakespeare (NVS) project.  The Graduate Fellow will be encouraged to develop skills in digital humanities, paleography and archives, macro- and microscopic textual analysis, and grant-writing for the NVS and other projects.


Ph.D. candidate engaged in early modern studies in literature, history, philosophy, the languages, etc. Applicants who have performed early modern research will be preferred.


The Hagler Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS) Graduate Student Fellowship is for 12 consecutive months beginning in the Fall 2021 semester.

Fellowship Requirements

The graduate student selected:

  • must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average and be enrolled as a full-time student, taking 9 hours each for the fall and spring semesters and 6 hours over the summer.  Student should not accept other tasks (outside of courses) during the fellowship.
  • is required to submit a short report on their research accomplishments to the Hagler Institute emphasizing how they benefitted from the fellowship. They are to provide information on any papers and presentations related to research with the Faculty Fellow.
  • will be encouraged, but not required, to provide a web address to a personal web page that contains their resume and to agree to keep it updated after they graduate.
Funding Support

The HIAS Fellowship provides $30,000 in student support for 12 consecutive months; $2,500 per month paid through the student’s business services account.

From the Division of Research, the student will receive health insurance reimbursement from the Texas A&M University student insurance plan (Academic Health Plan), up to a certain maximum amount per year, and provide payment for the following standard fees: University Advancement Fee, Health Center Fee, Rec Sports Center Fee, and Student Center Complex Fee.  Nonresident tuition waivers will be provided by Texas A&M University provided the student and the application process requirements are met.

The College of Liberal Arts will provide 24 credit hours (9 Fall, 9 Spring, and 6 summer) of tuition.

Application Deadline is Wednesday, April 14, 2021

To apply, complete the 2021-2021 HAIS Graduate Fellowship Application and submit to the Center of Digital Humanities Research at

Apply for the 2021-2022 Hagler Institute for Advanced Study Graduate Student Fellowship