Grants and funding offered by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study allow students, researchers, and scholars from around the world to promote new ways of thinking and seize opportunities to advance their work.

For Scholars, Artists, and Professionals

Women and men at the forefront of the arts, humanities, journalism, sciences, and social science apply to our competitive Fellowship Program to pursue bold ideas, artistic endeavors, or new research. Applicants are from across the Harvard University and around the world. Radcliffe Institute fellows receive a stipend of up to $75,000 for one year.

For Harvard Faculty and Former Fellows 

With our budgetary and logistical support, Harvard tenured and tenure-track professors and former Radcliffe Institute fellows can bring together colleagues from across the University and around the world for Exploratory Seminars and Workshops that advance intellectual exploration and risk taking. Applicants are encouraged to apply online for the $18,000 Exploratory Seminar grants.  

For Students

For Undergraduates

Our Research Partnership Program matches Harvard undergraduate students with Radcliffe Fellows who are leading artists, scholars, scientists, and professionals. Students partner with a fellow from September to May, are paid $14 per hour, and work an average of 5 to 10 hours a week.

Through the Boston Area Research Initiative, we fund BARI Urban Research Fellowships for Undergraduates in the spring. Fellows work 8 to 10 hours per week and are paid $13 per hour on data-based projects pertinent to current events and public policy in Boston.

For Graduate Students

Each year, we award a few Dissertation Completion Fellowships to doctoral students in the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Our graduate fellowships provide a stipend of $26,000, tuition and health fees, and a work space. 

For All Harvard Students

We sponsor an annual Public Art Competition that provides Harvard students with a unique opportunity to design and build a site-specific installation. The winner receives $10,000 and funding to create new public art in a prominent garden space on Brattle Street.  

For Boston-Area Doctoral Students

Through the Boston Area Research Initiative:

      • We fund BARI Urban Doctoral Fellowships in the spring and fall. Fellows work 15 to 25 hours per week and are paid $20 per hour on data-intensive projects that improve both urban public policy and scholarship. 

For Researchers

The Schlesinger Library awards grants up to $3,000 to students, independent scholars, oral historians, and faculty for a variety of research projects that require use of its special collections and resources.