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.
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.
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.
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.
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 $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.
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.
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.