Each of the more than 650 fellows who have been in residence at the Radcliffe Institute has pursued an independent project, but the collaborative experience unites all of them.
Individual Applicants for the 2014–2015 Fellowship Year
The deadline for humanities, social science, and creative arts is October 1, 2013. The deadline for natural science and mathematics is November 1, 2013.
Information on applying as an individual for the 2014–2015 fellowship year is available here. Read more about current and past fellows.
Cluster Applicants for the 2014–2015 Fellowship Year
The deadline to apply as a cluster has passed. Cluster applicants will be notified of their status in June.
Former fellows of the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program (1999 to present) are not eligible to apply.
Each application is reviewed in a dual-tiered process by peers in relevant disciplines. Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s record of achievement and promise. Applicants are notified by email of the results of the selection process in March.
Terms and Conditions
Stipends are funded up to $70,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. If so directed, Radcliffe will pay the stipend to the fellow’s home institution, if based in the US.
We work with fellows who have families to help with relocation issues for a smooth transition.
Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from early September 2014 through May 31, 2015. In extraordinary circumstances, we would consider applications for one semester. Please contact the Applications Office for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event that they come for one semester, the stipend is $35,000. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Since this is a residential fellowship, we expect fellows to reside in the Boston area during that period and to have their primary office at the Institute so that they can participate fully in the life of the community.