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Graduate Student Fellowships

PhD candidates at all Harvard faculties who plan to finish writing their dissertation in 2021–2022 are invited to apply.

For 2021–2022, Radcliffe graduate student fellowships provide:

  • A stipend with the possibility of an additional $750 for travel related to conferences and job interviews. (The stipend for 2020–2021 was $32,000; the stipend for 2021–2022 has not yet been determined.)
  • Tuition and health fees.
  • Private work space at the Radcliffe Institute's Byerly Hall.

Graduate student fellows are expected to reside in Cambridge during their fellowship year and participate in the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program by attending all weekly fellows' talks and lunches. Graduate student fellows are also invited, though not required, to present their own work in a talk to the fellows.

View a list of current and past graduate student fellows and learn more about their work.

You may apply to become a graduate student fellow via CARAT. A complete application with all necessary documents must be uploaded to CARAT by Friday, February 12, 2021.

Applicants for Radcliffe Institute Dissertation Completion Fellowships must include a brief statement describing how an affiliation with the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program would benefit them; a two-page resume; a dissertation abstract and a table of contents; two letters of recommendation, one of which must be written by the dissertation advisor; and two faculty evaluation forms. 

Apply via CARAT.

While a candidate's scholarly qualifications, the merits of the dissertation topic, and faculty references are important in the selection process, consideration is also given to graduate fellows with research interests matching those of one or more of the year's Radcliffe Institute fellows. This increases opportunities for intellectual interaction and mentorship within the community. 

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