"I read from my new novel, Dear History, at Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University. I had butterflies because Dear History is not yet finished and I wasn't quite sure if it was ready for the public...But part of the Radcliffe Fellowship is that each person should show how she (or he) has been using her time here. This year at Radcliffe has been such a a gift, and this seemed like so little to ask. So I did it. And it went so well."
As a fellow, you will focus on your individual project while benefiting from a dynamic, multidisciplinary community at Harvard University. Only 5 percent of applicants are selected each year. Fellows—women and men—are at the forefront of the arts, journalism, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
Interested in exploring bold ideas, artistic endeavors, or new research? Learn how you may apply for a fellowship individually or as a group.
Our student research program enables Harvard undergraduates to work closely with fellows on their projects throughout the year. Students have conducted research on the science of brownies, the economics of the Olympics, international sex trafficking laws, and the discovery of new planets.
Each year, we offer several dissertation completion fellowships to doctoral students in the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.