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Whether you are a K–12 teacher or a college professor, Harvard Radcliffe Institute programs can help bring your curriculum to life.

In addition to grants and funding available to educators for research and curricular support, the Institute can host classes in various capacities. Teachers may partner with our Schlesinger Library to introduce students to archival research or to hold a research class in the Schlesinger's dedicated teaching space. Guided tours of our exhibitions are also available.

Grants for Educators

Teacher Support Grants

The Schlesinger Library invites school teachers in grades 6–12 to apply for support for research in our collections connected to work in their classroom. Grants of up to $3,000 will be given on a competitive basis. Priority will be given to those who have demonstrated innovative pedagogy in social studies and history, and whose proposals make a compelling case about the ways materials available only at the Schlesinger Library will be incorporated into the applicant’s curriculum plans. The awards may be used to cover travel and living expenses, photocopies or other reproductions, and other incidental research expenses, but not for the purchase of equipment or travel to other sites for research. Applications for this grant cycle are no longer being accepted.

Harvard and the Legacy Of Slavery Grants For Course Support

Harvard faculty members instructing undergraduate or graduate students in courses related to the topic of Harvard and the legacy of slavery, broadly defined, may also apply for funding to support research and creative work by students in their classes. Grants to faculty will be up to $5,000, and faculty will be responsible for allocating funds to support their students’ work. Larger grant amounts may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applications for course projects will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning in fall 2020. Funding decisions will be communicated twice per year. Applications must include a course description, a description of the types of student projects envisioned, the number of students enrolled in the course, and a description of how grant funds would be allocated among them. If you are interested in pursuing this funding, please contact Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery.

Interested in Funding? Contact the Initiative

Teaching and Learning with Special Collections

The Schlesinger collections can bring your curriculum to life. Learn more about group exploration of these riches.

Teach from Our Archives
Students gazing at picture during a class taught by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Attend a Public Event in Person

Teachers are welcome to contact us about bringing college, high school, and middle school students to attend our in-person public events.

Please direct inquiries to events@radcliffe.harvard.edu.

Gallery and Exhibition Education

Radcliffe Gallery Series

Throughout the course of exhibitions, artists, students, and faculty and staff members, along with local community groups, respond to the show in a series of gallery events open to the public. The series may include live performances as well as meditations and discussions on exhibition themes. The gallery series may occur in person and online; registration is required.

View Upcoming Gallery Events
Members from the Harvard Ballet Company perform in the Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery.

Radcliffe Exhibition Tours

Artists, curators, students, and educators lead private and public tours for groups of all kinds. The tours engage in interdisciplinary themes present in the exhibition and can be tailored for a particular group. Gallery tours occur in person and online.

Schedule a Tour
Students receiving a tour of an art gallery

Highlights: Suffrage School

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Poster outlining details for the Women's Suffrage March Mass Meeting


A collaborative teaching resource on the history of women and voting in America, #SuffrageSyllabus explores the tangled history of gender and United States citizenship. It was created by a group of scholars working together with Harvard College students and Schlesinger Library staff as part of the Library’s Long 19th Amendment Project. The semester-long course of readings and assignments—organized around turning points in the history of American voting rights and female citizenship, from 1776 to the present day—is adaptable to a wide variety of classrooms.

Explore #SuffrageSyllabus

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