Radcliffe Institute Visiting Scholars Program

Funds are available to bring to campus researchers, scientists, practitioners, and artists whose presence for a limited period of time will enrich intellectual activities and cross-disciplinary research associated with programming at the Institute. Invitations to visiting scholars must be sponsored by a Radcliffe faculty member or a Radcliffe Institute fellow.

Find out about a recent visiting scholar, Luci Tapahonso, inaugural poet laureate of the Navajo Nation and professor of English and director of creative writing at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

To learn more about our Visiting Scholars Program, contact Rebecca Wassarman at rebecca_wassarman@radcliffe.harvard.edu.

Student Poster Sessions

Our science symposia often feature poster sessions that display research and projects on topics related to the theme of the program. We welcome submissions from graduate students, post-docs, undergraduates, and those produced by faculty in partnership with students.

You can submit a traditional printed poster, a descriptive display of ideas, a set of objects, or images or visualizations shown on a laptop or screen. We aim to be as creative as possible in sharing innovative student-generated ideas.

If you are interested in proposing a poster for a science symposium, please contact Maura Madden at maura_madden@radcliffe.harvard.edu.

Lunch Series

As a Harvard undergraduate, graduate, or post-doctoral student, you can attend lunches with Harvard faculty members and visiting lecturers. Student lunches at the Radcliffe Institute are catered, free of charge, and provide opportunities for students to have casual discussions with leading scholars, thinkers, and activists about their work and career-life balance. 

  • At Meet the Academic Lunches, you have substantive discussions with leading faculty couples in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences about career choices they have made, challenges they have faced, and lessons they have learned about balancing work and family. Past lunches have included opportunities to discuss an array of topics with scholars such as Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and Douglas Johnson, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at HKS and Lecturer in Public Policy at HKS.
  • At Meet the Lecturer Lunches, you meet on campus with visiting lecturers—from dancers and choreographers (Karole Armitage) to bestselling authors (Michael Pollan) and Olympic Gold Medalists (Billy Mills)—for intimate discussions about work in their field.

For more information or to register for an upcoming student lunch, please contact Kristen Osborne, program associate, at kristen_osborne@radcliffe.harvard.edu.