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The Harvard Radcliffe Institute is one of the world’s leading centers for interdisciplinary exploration. We bring students, scholars, artists, and practitioners together to pursue curiosity-driven research, expand human understanding, and grapple with questions that demand insight from across disciplines.

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Harvard Radcliffe Institute Announces 2021–2022 Fellows

The Institute will welcome the 2021–2022 class to Cambridge for a year of in-person research, writing, and interdisciplinary exchange. The class was drawn from a wide pool of international applicants, and the acceptance rate was 2.4 percent.

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Fellows 1,043
Radcliffe fellowships awarded since the Institute’s founding
Public Events 15,971
Number of people to attend Harvard Radcliffe Institute public events (virtually) in the second half of 2020
Schlesinger Library Collections 850,417
Pages of historical material digitized and made available to researchers since 2015
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Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s work spans all disciplines and professions. The Institute is unique among Harvard University’s many distinguished schools: interdisciplinary by design and animated by an institutional legacy of promoting inclusion.

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Youth Leadership

Across the country and around the world, young people are leading calls for social change. A new mentoring and leadership development program at Harvard Radcliffe Institute empowers Harvard undergraduates and local high school students to drive meaningful change in their communities.

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Law, Education, and Justice

Harvard Radcliffe Institute’s focus on law, education, and justice reflects a growing bipartisan consensus that historically high rates of incarceration in the United States constitute a national crisis.

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The Fellowship Program annually selects and supports artists, scholars, and practitioners who bring both a record of achievement and exceptional promise to the Institute.

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Whether looking to work on individual projects or to collaborate with colleagues, researchers at all levels will find opportunities at Radcliffe.

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