Applications Open for the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship


Applications for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship is now open to artists, scholars, and practitioners from different fields for its 2023 to 2024 fellowship programme. The Fellowship seeks to provide fellows with access to Harvard’s  resources to help them develop new tools and methods, challenge artistic and scholarly conventions, as well as illuminate the past and present

A fellowship at Radcliffe is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project as fellows join a uniquely interdisciplinary and creative community at its Radcliffe Yard, a sanctuary in the heart of Harvard University.

The programme annually selects and supports artists, scholars, and practitioners who bring both a record of achievement and exceptional promise to the Institute.

Radcliffe fellows are a mixture of individuals at different stages of their careers who come to the Institute from across the United States and around the world and represent a broad range of academic, professional, and artistic fields. They work on individual projects – a novel, a film, a map of the Milky Way etc. – while mining and deepening the knowledge, ingenuity, and talent of the Harvard University community. Projects that Fellows can work on range from the poetic to the cosmic.
Throughout the year, fellows convene regularly to share their works in progress. Coming from diverse disciplines and perspectives, they challenge each other’s ideas and support each other’s ambitions.

The Radcliffe Fellowship Programme awards 50 fellowships each academic year. Applicants may apply as individuals or in a group of two to three people working on the same project.

The Fellowship is diversified along many dimensions, including discipline, career stage, race and ethnicity, country of origin, gender and sexual orientation, and ideological perspective. Although fellows come from many different backgrounds, they are united by their demonstrated excellence, collegiality, and creativity.

Applications are welcomed from a broad range of fields and perspectives as well as from scholars, artists, as well as those who have held senior leadership positions in non-profits, government, or the private sector and who have at least ten years of relevant professional experience and acknowledged as leaders in their fields. Proposing innovative work that confronts pressing social and policy issues and seeks to engage audiences beyond academia.

Proposals relevant to the Institute’s focus areas, are also invited, which include: Law, education, and justice; Climate change and its human impacts; Legacies of slavery; and Reflecting Radcliffe’s unique history and institutional legacy – proposals that focus on women, gender, and society or draw on the Schlesinger Library’s rich collections.

Interdisciplinary exchange is a hallmark of the Radcliffe Fellowship, therefore, proposals that take advantage of the Foundation uniquely diverse intellectual community by engaging with concepts and ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries are welcomed.

The deadline for applications in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is September 8, 2022, while that of science, engineering, and mathematics will close on September 29, 2022.

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