Radcliffe Fellowship Program

Radcliffe Fellows are distinguished scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, and artists whose work significantly impacts their professional fields and the broader world.

Located in Radcliffe Yard—a serene enclave at the heart of Harvard University—fellows become part of a uniquely interdisciplinary and creative community. A fellowship at Radcliffe provides the opportunity to step away from everyday routines and deeply immerse oneself in 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 present.

Our online application for the 2025–2026 fellowship year is now 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.

Throughout the year, fellows regularly convene 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 fellows describe their time at Radcliffe as the best year of their professional lives.

The Radcliffe Fellowship Program awards 50 fellowships each academic year. Applicants may apply individually or as part of a duo working on the same project. We seek diversity along many dimensions, including discipline, career stage, race and ethnicity, country of origin, gender and sexual orientation, and ideological perspective. Despite their varied backgrounds, fellows are united by their demonstrated excellence, collegiality, and creativity.

We welcome applications from a wide range of fields and perspectives. The strength of our fellowship program lies in its diversity.

Radcliffe supports engaged scholarship. We invite applications from scholars and artists proposing innovative work that addresses pressing social and policy issues and seeks to engage audiences beyond academia. Reflecting Radcliffe’s unique history and institutional legacy, we also welcome proposals that focus on women, gender, and society or draw on the Schlesinger Library’s rich collections.

We particularly welcome proposals relevant to the Institute’s focus areas, including:

– Climate change, especially proposals addressing critical questions of impact and equity.

– Academic freedom and connecting across differences, particularly proposals addressing political polarization, inequality, state regulation, and other policy issues related to free inquiry at higher education institutions.

How to Apply?

Fellowship Program Details

Eligibility Guidelines and Application Materials

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