Radcliffe fellows are exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, and artists whose work is making a difference in their professional fields and in the larger world. Based in Radcliffe Yard—a sanctuary in the heart of Harvard University—fellows join a uniquely interdisciplinary and creative community. A fellowship at Radcliffe is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project. With access to Harvard’s unparalleled resources, Radcliffe fellows develop new tools and methods, challenge artistic and scholarly conventions, and illuminate our past and our present.
Throughout the year, fellows convene regularly to share their work in progress. Coming from diverse disciplines and perspectives, they challenge each other’s ideas and support each other’s ambitions. Many say that it is the best year of their professional lives.
Fellows receive a stipend of $77,500 plus an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses. Single-semester fellows receive a $38,750 stipend plus an additional $2,500 to cover project expenses. Radcliffe Fellows may also be eligible to receive relocation, housing, and childcare funds to aid them in making a smooth transition to Radcliffe. Health care support is made available as needed. If fellows would like to hire Harvard undergraduate students as Research Partners, they will cover their hourly wages.
- No matter their field, Radcliffe Fellows demonstrate an extraordinary level of accomplishment. Applicants in the creative arts must meet discipline-specific eligibility requirements.
- Playwriting: Applicants in this discipline must have a significant body of independent work in the form. This will include, most typically, plays produced or under option.
- Applicants from throughout the world are encouraged to apply. Harvard University typically sponsors J-1 scholar visas for Radcliffe Fellows.
- Applicants cannot be students in doctoral or master’s programs at the time of application submission unless the dissertation has been accepted and degree is forthcoming (and field-specific eligibility requirements have been met). Applicants must demonstrate a strong body of independent work that has been published, exhibited, or performed.
- You do not need to be affiliated with an academic institution to be eligible to apply.
Thursday, September 12, 2019 (11:59 PM EST).
The fellowship runs from September 2020 – May 2021.