Radcliffe Fellowship Program, Harvard University

Deadline: 3 October 2011 (Humanities, Social Sciences, Creative Arts), 15 November 2011 (Natural Sciences, Mathematics)
Open to:
scholars, scientists, artists, and writers
Fellowship: up to $70,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses

General Information

The Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is a scholarly community where individuals pursue advanced work across a wide range of academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts. Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe’s historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants’ projects need not focus on gender, however. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply. We seek to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way.

Selection Process

Former fellows of the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program (1999 to present) are not eligible to apply.

Each application is reviewed in a dual-tiered process by peers in relevant disciplines. Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s record of achievement and promise. Applicants are notified by e-mail of the results of the selection process in March.

Cluster proposals from two to three individuals, all of whom fit the criteria status for individual applicants, will be accepted for review.

Terms and Conditions

Stipends are funded up to $70,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Some support for relocation expenses is provided where relevant. If so directed, Radcliffe will pay the stipend to the fellow’s home institution.

Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University during the fellowship year, which extends from early September 2012 through May 31, 2013. Visual artists and film, video, sound, and new media artists may apply to come for either one or two semesters. In the event that they come for one semester, the stipend is $35,000. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. Since this is a residential fellowship, we expect fellows to reside in the Boston area during that period and to have their primary office at the Institute so that they can participate fully in the life of the community.

How to Apply

You may apply on-line using the electronic application system.  (Please note that if you apply on-line, your recommenders will also need to login and submit their letters on-line after you’ve begun filling out your application.)

For questions regarding the application process you can contact  the Radcliffe fellowship by email or phone.

(humanities, social sciences, and creative arts)
(natural sciences and mathematics)

Applications Office Line: 617-496-1324

Radcliffe Fellowship Program
8 Garden Street
Byerly Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138

Official website

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