The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University in the United States, known as Harvard Radcliffe Institute, a center for interdisciplinary research and exploration, is now accepting applications from artists, scholars, and practitioners from different fields for its 2024/2025 Fellowship programme that 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.
The Fellowship offers an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project as fellows join a uniquely interdisciplinary and creative community at 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.
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, and 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: 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 its uniquely diverse intellectual community by engaging with concepts and ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries are welcomed.
For detailed information on eligibility criteria, please visit https://radcliffe.onlineapplicationportal.com/misc/faq/guidelines.aspx.
The deadline for submission of applications in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is September 14, 2023 (11:59 PM EST), while that for science, engineering, and mathematics is October 5, 2023 (11:59 PM EST). Applications Office staff will be available to assist until 5:00 PM EST on those days.
Interested applicants should visit https://radcliffe.onlineapplicationportal.com/ to send in applications.