As a Harvard College student, you can be part of a research program that students have called “rewarding,” “unique,” and “amazing.” You can work side by side with a Radcliffe Institute fellow.

Our Radcliffe Research Partnership program matches students with leading artists, scholars, scientists, and professionals.

The partnership is designed to be mutually beneficial. Fellows act as mentors, while students provide research assistance, acquire valuable research skills, and participate in the Institute’s rich intellectual life.

The partnerships mirror the multidisciplinary nature of the Institute with project topics in

  • the arts; 
  • gender studies;
  • the humanities;
  • public policy; and
  • science.

As a Radcliffe research partner, you will be paid $15 per hour and work an average of 8 to 12 hours a week under the supervision of a Radcliffe fellow.

View descriptions of 2020–2021 research partnership opportunities.

The 2020–2021 application deadline has passed. If you are interested in being informed about projects that may still have an open position or new projects as they come up, please e-mail

RRP: Frequently Asked Questions

You can contact the Radcliffe Research Partnership program at