The Fellowship Program annually selects and supports artists, scholars, and practitioners who bring both a record of achievement and exceptional promise to the Institute.
Radcliffe Fellows are individuals at different stages of their careers who come to the Institute from across the United States and around the world and represent a broad range of academic, professional, and artistic fields. Fellows work on an individual project—a novel, a film, a map of the Milky Way—while mining and deepening the knowledge, ingenuity, and talent of the Harvard University community. Projects range from the poetic to the cosmic. Past fellows include Jill Lepore, Samantha Power, Zadie Smith, Elizabeth Warren, and the Nobel Laureate Michael Kremer.Become a Fellow Graduate Student Fellowships Radcliffe Research Partnerships
Meet Our 2020–2021 Fellows
I absolutely loved my Radcliffe experience! I really, truly can't explain how life-changing it was for me. There were so many interactions with others that fed my work in myriad ways—many of which (I'm sure) are not even apparent to me at the moment but will be gradually revealed over time. I'm so incredibly grateful for my time here at Radcliffe.
We had the freedom to push toward a deep understanding of our subjects. That’s one of the things the Radcliffe Institute does best: It allows for room to grow. As we presented our work and learned about one another's projects, there was a sense of self-consciousness falling away, a developing sense of play and exploration, a sense of listening, of interest across genres and across fields, one that introduced creative energy into everyone’s work.
The Radcliffe Fellowship Program is by far the most intellectually stimulating experience I have had in my decade at Harvard.