Harvard Radcliffe Fellowship Programme Calls for Entries

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Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, an institute that fosters interdisciplinary research across the humanities, sciences, social sciences, arts, and professions, is calling for applications from outstanding scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, and artists who are making a positive impact in their professional fields and the broader world for its fellowship programme.

The fellowship is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project. With access to Harvard’s unparalleled resources, Radcliffe fellows develop new tools and methods, challenge artistic and scholarly conventions, and illuminate our past and our present.

Throughout the year, fellows convene regularly to share their work in progress. They represent diverse disciplines and perspectives, challenging each other’s ideas and supporting each other’s ambitions. Many participants consider it to be the best year of their professional lives. Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

The fellowship Programme awards 50 fellowships each academic year. Applicants may apply individually or as a group of two people working on the same project. The programme values diversity across various dimensions, including discipline, career stage, race and ethnicity, country of origin, gender and sexual orientation, and ideological perspective.

The programme welcomes applications from scholars and artists proposing innovative work that confronts pressing social and policy issues and seeks to engage audiences beyond academia.

The Fellowship runs from September 2025 to May 2026. Fellows will receive a stipend of $78,000 plus an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses. US citizen or permanent resident coming from a US-based home institution can opt to have their stipend paid through their home institution or directly to them. Additionally, fellows may be eligible for relocation, housing, and childcare funds to aid in their transition to Radcliffe, as well as healthcare support, if needed. Fellows who would like to hire Harvard undergraduate students as Research Partners will have their hourly wages covered.

In addition to the stipend, project expense allowance, and additional funds to aid in relocation mentioned above, fellows receive office or studio space in Byerly Hall in Radcliffe Yard and full-time Harvard appointments as visiting fellows, granting them access to Harvard University’s libraries, housing, and athletic facilities. During the fellowship programme, fellows are also offered several professional development opportunities.

Online application for the 2025–2026 fellowship year is available. The deadline for applications in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is September 12, 2024. The deadline for applications in science, engineering, and mathematics is October 3, 2024.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/radcliffe-fellowship/become-a-radcliffe-fellow.