Radcliffe Institute
For Advanced Study

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University—known as 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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Fellows 1,111
Radcliffe fellowships awarded since the Institute’s founding
Public Events 30,104
Number of people to attend Harvard Radcliffe Institute public events (virtually) in the 2020–2021 academic year
Schlesinger Library Collections 898,715
Pages of historical material digitized and made available to researchers since 2015
Byerly Hall in Radcliffe Yard

Harvard Radcliffe Institute Announces 2022–2023 Fellows

The Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program offers scholars and practitioners in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and arts—as well as writers, journalists, and others—a rare opportunity to pursue their work in a vibrant interdisciplinary community. From robotic fish to a novel-in-progress inspired by Amelia Earhart, the 2022–2023 class of fellows will come from 14 countries to pursue an incredible range of important projects.

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Report of the Presidential Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery

The report of the Presidential Committee on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery documents the University’s ties to slavery—direct, financial, and intellectual—and offers seven recommendations that will guide the work of reckoning and repair now beginning.

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Three Harvard seniors were honored today by Harvard Radcliffe Institute with the prestigious Captain Jonathan Fay Prize, annually awarded for the very best theses of Harvard College’s graduating class. Their work was selected from among 73 Hoopes Prize–winning projects. Zelin Liu (center left) translated and used archeology to reinterpret rarely translated Latin text. Ethan Seder (far left) invented CrashPak, an airbag for cyclists that could revolutionize bicycle safety. And Benjamin P. Wenzelberg (far right) composed a joyous Joycean opera. Each is pictured here with Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin. Congratulations to these brilliant soon-to-be grads! 📸 Kevin Grady/Harvard Radcliffe Institute

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Harvard Radcliffe Institute today announced its 2022–2023 fellows, a cohort that brings ambitious projects and exciting possibilities to Radcliffe and the wider Harvard community—from fiction and art to bold innovations like a robotic fish that gives biologists an unfiltered view of aquatic behavior and algorithms to provide real-time interventions for substance abuse, mental illness, or heart disease. The Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program, now in its 22nd year, offers scholars and practitioners in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, and arts—as well as writers, journalists, and others—a rare opportunity to pursue their work in a vibrant interdisciplinary community. The read the announcement and see the full list of fellows, see the Linktree in our bio.

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With history uncovered by the Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery report, it’s time to reckon with the real questions. TOMORROW, April 29, starting at 9:15 AM, a daylong conference that will explore how institutions can—and should—reckon with and repair their ties to slavery. See the link in our bio for more information about joining the conference virtually.

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