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The most  prestigious
fellowship program

at the university of texas at austin

The program was created by Sybil B. Harrington as a tribute to her late husband, Donald D. Harrington. She envisioned a program that would support gifted and ambitious young scholars of all disciplines at the University of Texas at Austin with the support and prestige of programs such as the Fulbright Scholars and Guggenheim Fellowships. The Harrington Fellows would, in turn, share their knowledge and success with future generations, perpetuating the legacy and memory of Don Harrington for all time. The couple created the Don and Sybil Harrington foundation in 1951 , then the foundation became a supporting organization of the Amarillo Area Foundation in 1988. Their legacy of philanthropy is far-reaching, not only in Amarillo, Texas and Austin, Texas, but across the nation.  The University of Texas at Austin is privileged to be the home of this preeminent program.


The Most Highly Qualified

Harrington Fellowships are awarded annually to the most highly qualified applicants from universities throughout the United States and around the world. Visiting faculty fellows are chosen based on the originality and creativity of their work, the anticipated benefit of the award to their discipline, and the potential to make significant contributions to the global community. Graduate student fellows are selected on the basis of their academic performance, character, and leadership.

Members for  Life

All Harrington Faculty and Graduate Fellows become lifetime members of the Harrington Society, which is designed to build a sense of community among the scholars through special events and seminars. Each spring, the Donald D. Harrington Symposium provides an opportunity for the Harrington Fellows to share the results of their research with the academic community and the general public.

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