Welcome to the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard’s institute for advanced study. Our mission is to support creative work in all disciplines—humanities, sciences, social sciences, and the arts—and to share that work not only with academics but also with the broader public.
We realize this mission through three arms of the Institute: a Fellowship Program that brings 50 fellows each year to the Institute to pursue research, writing, and artistic work; the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, the world’s premier collection of materials documenting the lives of women; and an ambitious Academic Ventures program that sponsors faculty-led research projects, seminars and workshops, and extensive public programming including lectures and conferences. In all of this activity, we honor the legacy of our predecessor, Radcliffe College, by our continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. The Radcliffe Institute welcomes original thinkers and creative artists from across Harvard University and around the world to develop and share bold new ideas—as Radcliffe fellows, as researchers at the Schlesinger Library, and as program participants and audience members.
I invite you to learn more about the people and programs of the Institute by visiting us in Radcliffe Yard for one of our many public events, by conducting research at the Schlesinger Library, and by exploring our website, which features videos of much of our programming. While you are here, I encourage you to subscribe to our news updates, so we can keep you informed about all the events and news of the Radcliffe Institute.
With best regards,
Dean, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study