Grants and funding offered by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study allow students, researchers, and scholars from around the world to promote new ways of thinking and seize opportunities to advance their work.

For Scholars, Artists, and Professionals

Women and men at the forefront of the arts, humanities, journalism, sciences, and social science apply to our competitive Fellowship Program to pursue bold ideas, artistic endeavors, or new research. Applicants are from across Harvard University and around the world. Radcliffe Institute fellows receive a stipend of up to $77,500 for one year.

For Harvard Faculty and Former Fellows 

With our budgetary and logistical support, Harvard tenured and tenure-track professors and former Radcliffe Institute fellows can bring together colleagues from across the University and around the world for Exploratory Seminars and Workshops that advance intellectual exploration and risk taking. 

For Students

For Undergraduates

Our Radcliffe Research Partnership program matches Harvard undergraduate students with Radcliffe Fellows who are leading artists, scholars, scientists, and professionals. During the academic year, students partner with a fellow from September through May, are paid $15 per hour, and work an average of 8 to 12 hours a week. Limited summer research partnership opportunities are also available.

For Graduate Students

Each year, we award Dissertation Completion Fellowships to select doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Our graduate fellowships provide a stipend of $32,000, with the possibility of an additional $750 for travel related to conferences and job interviews, tuition and health fees, and a work space. 

For All Harvard Students

We sponsor a biennial Public Art Competition that provides Harvard students with a unique opportunity to design and build a site-specific installation. The winner receives $10,000 and funding to create new public art in a prominent garden space on Brattle Street.  

For Researchers

The Schlesinger Library awards grants up to $15,000 to students, independent scholars, oral historians, and faculty for a variety of research projects that require use of its special collections and resources.