Deadline: 10 September 2020
Open to: applicants from throughout the world
Benefits: fellows receive a stipend of USD 78,000 plus an additional USD 5,000 to cover project expenses
Radcliffe fellows are exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, practitioners, and artists whose work is making a difference in their professional fields and in the larger world.
Based in Radcliffe Yard—a sanctuary in the heart of Harvard University—fellows join a uniquely interdisciplinary and creative community. A fellowship at Radcliffe 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. Coming from diverse disciplines and perspectives, they challenge each other’s ideas and support each other’s ambitions. Many say that it is the best year of their professional lives.
The deadline for applications in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is September 10, 2020.
The deadline for applications in science, engineering, and mathematics is October 1, 2020.
They welcome applications from a broad range of fields and perspectives. The strength of our fellowship program is its diversity.
The following areas are of particular interest:
- Radcliffe supports engaged scholarship. They welcome applications from scholars, artists, and practitioners proposing innovative work that confronts pressing social and policy issues and seeking to engage audiences beyond academia.
- They welcome proposals relevant to the Institute’s focus areas, which include:
- Law, education, and justice
- Youth leadership and civic engagement
- Legacies of slavery
Check out the specific eligibility criteria here.
The Radcliffe Fellowship Program 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. They seek diversity along many dimensions, including discipline, career stage, race and ethnicity, country of origin, gender and sexual orientation, and ideological perspective. Although our fellows come from many different backgrounds, they are united by their demonstrated excellence, collegiality, and creativity.
Fellows receive a stipend of USD 78,000 plus an additional USD 5,000 to cover project expenses. Single-semester fellows receive a USD 39,000 stipend plus an additional USD 2,500 to cover project expenses. Please note that if you are a US citizen or permanent resident coming from a home institution based in the US, you can opt to have your stipend paid through your home institution or to you directly.
Radcliffe Fellows may also be eligible to receive relocation, housing, and childcare funds to aid them in making a smooth transition to Radcliffe. Health care support is made available as needed. If fellows would like to hire Harvard undergraduate students as Research Partners, we will cover their hourly wages.
How to Apply?
An application consists of:
- Application form
- Curriculum vitae
- Project proposal, with bibliography when appropriate
- Writing or work sample
- Three letters of recommendation
All application materials must be submitted online.
For more information, and in order to apply, please visit the official web page.