"While I was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, I used the Pauli Murray Papers at the Schlesinger Library to write my book Defying Dixie, in which Murray is a central character. These papers are vast—a gold mine for researchers on women, race, and social activism in the mid-twentieth century. After Defying Dixie was published, I had the great good fortune to give a talk about Murray's life to a public audience at the Radcliffe Institute.
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.