Radcliffe Institute Fellowships at Harvard University in USA

How
to Apply

Each
of the more than 800 fellows who have been in residence at the Radcliffe
Institute has pursued an independent project, but the collaborative experience
unites all of them.  Scholars, scientists, and artists work on individual
projects, or in clusters, to generate new research, publications, art, and
more.  

Applications in all
academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts are encouraged, and there
are a f

ew areas of special interest:

  • Applications
    related to the theme of citizenship–local, national, and global–which is a
    two-year initiative across the programs of the Radcliffe Institute
  • Applications
    that involve the study of women, gender, and society, which is a commitment
    rooted in Radcliffe’s
    unique history
  • Applications
    that draw on the resources
    of the Schlesinger Library
    on the History of Women in America, which
    is part of the Radcliffe Institute and one of the foremost archives on
    women’s history

The Institute seeks
to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way.

Individual
Applicants for the 2017
2018 Fellowship Year

Our onlineapplication for the 2017–2018 fellowship year is now available.

The deadline
for individual applications in the creative arts, humanities, and social
sciences is September 15, 2016.

For
applications in the natural sciences and mathematics, the deadline is October
6, 2016.

Cluster
Applicants for the 2017
2018 Fellowship Year

The deadline to
apply as a cluster has passed.

In June, the cluster
convener will be notified on the status of their proposal.

For questions
regarding the application process you can contact us by email or phone at fellowships@radcliffe.harvard.edu or
617-496-1324.

Selection
Process

Former fellows of
the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program (2000 to present) are not eligible
to apply.

Each application is
reviewed in a dual-tiered process by peers in relevant disciplines.
Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project
and the applicant’s record of achievement and promise. Applicants are notified
by email of the results of the selection process in March.

Terms
and Conditions

Stipends are funded
up to $75,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Some
support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. If so
directed, Radcliffe will pay the stipend to the fellow’s home institution if
the institution is US based.

We work with fellows
who have families to help with relocation issues for a smooth transition.

Fellows receive
office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard
University during the fellowship year, which extends from early September 2017
through May 31, 2018. Visual, film, and video artists may apply to come for
either one or two semesters. In the event that they come for one semester, the
stipend is $37,500. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular
commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in
their proposal. Since this is a residential fellowship, we expect fellows to
reside in the Boston area during that period and to have their primary office
at the Institute so that they can participate fully in the life of the
community.

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