Photo by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerPhoto by Kevin Grady, Radcliffe Staff PhotographerEach year, we award a few Radcliffe Institute Dissertation Completion Fellowships to doctoral students in the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. 

View a list of current and past graduate student fellows and learn more about their work.

Our graduate student fellowships provide

  • a stipend of $30,000, with the possibility of an additional $750 for travel related to conferences and job interviews;
  • tuition and health fees; and
  • a work space with a desktop computer at the Radcliffe Institute's Byerly Hall.

As a graduate student fellow, you are expected to reside in Cambridge during your fellowship year. You will participate in the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program by attending weekly fellows' talks and lunches. You are also invited, though not required, to present your own work in a talk to the fellows.

How to Apply

You may apply to become a graduate student fellow by following the application process and procedures for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowships. You must submit the standard application form and all required materials to your department by the deadline designated by the department.

In addition, applicants for the Radcliffe Institute Dissertation Completion Fellowships must include a brief statement describing how an affiliation with the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program would benefit them.

To apply or learn more,

While a candidate's scholarly qualifications, the merits of the dissertation topic, and faculty references are important in the selection process, consideration is also given to graduate fellows with research interests matching those of one or more of the year's Radcliffe Institute fellows. This increases opportunities for intellectual interaction and mentorship within the community.