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Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Scholars, Practitioners,
and Artists to Support the Development of New Projects

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Harvard University - Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Deadline Date:

09/30/21 11:59 PM EST - Deadline for applications in science, engineering, and mathematics

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Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International scholars, practitioners, and artists to support creative new projects in a variety of disciplines. Focus areas include legacies of slavery, law, education, and justice, and youth leadership and civic engagement. Fellows will be based in the Greater Boston area during their fellowship.

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 past and 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. The Radcliffe Fellowship Program seeks diversity along many dimensions, including discipline, career stage, race and ethnicity, country of origin, gender and sexual orientation, and ideological perspective. 

The following areas are of particular interest:

  • Radcliffe supports engaged scholarship. Applications are welcomed from scholars, artists, and practitioners proposing innovative work that confronts pressing social and policy issues and seeking to engage audiences beyond academia.
  • Radcliffe welcomes proposals relevant to the Institute’s focus areas, which include:
    •    Law, education, and justice
    •    Youth leadership and civic engagement
    •    Legacies of slavery 
  • Reflecting Radcliffe’s unique history and institutional legacy, proposals are welcomed that focus on women, gender, and society or draw on the Schlesinger Library’s rich collections. 
  • Interdisciplinary exchange is a hallmark of the Radcliffe Fellowship, and proposals are welcomed that take advantage of their uniquely diverse intellectual community by engaging with concepts and ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries.

Fellows are expected to engage actively with the colleagues in their cohort and to participate fully as a member of the Radcliffe community. To this end, all fellows present their work-in-progress, either in the form of a private talk for their cohort or a public lecture, in addition to attending the presentations of all other fellows during that academic year (up to two talks per week). Group lunches and other opportunities to connect with cohort members are also offered, but attendance at these is optional. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 160726

Number of Grants:

The Radcliffe Fellowship Program awards 50 fellowships each academic year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Radcliffe Institute fellows receive a stipend of $78,000 plus an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses.

Fellows may be eligible to receive additional funds for moving expenses, childcare, and housing to aid them in making a smooth transition. Healthcare options are made available as needed.

Harvard Radcliffe Fellows receive office or studio space in Byerly Hall and full-time Harvard appointments as visiting fellows, granting them access to Harvard University's various resources, including libraries, housing, and athletic facilities. If fellows would like to hire Harvard undergraduate students as Research Partners, their hourly wages will be covered.

Term of Contract:

Radcliffe Institute fellows are in residence for a period of nine months from September 1, 2022 through May 31, 2023. Only under extraordinary circumstances are fellows permitted to come for one semester.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants in the humanities and social sciences must:
1. Have received their doctorate (or appropriate terminal degree) in the area of their proposed project at least two years prior to their appointment as a fellow (December 2020 for the 2022-23 fellowship year)
2. Have published a monograph or at least two articles in refereed journals or edited collections

Creative Artist Applicants must meet discipline-specific eligibility requirements, as outlined in Eligibility Guidelines and Application Materials, in Pre-Application Information, below.

Applicants in science, engineering, and mathematics must:
1. Have received their doctorate in the area of the proposed project at least two years prior to their appointment as a fellow (December 2020 for the 2022-23 fellowship year).
2. Have published at least five articles in refereed journals. Most science, engineering, and mathematics fellows have published dozens of articles.

Radcliffe welcomes applications from mid-career practitioners who have held senior leadership positions in non-profits, government, or the private sector. Practitioners should have at least ten years of relevant professional experience and be acknowledged as leaders in their fields. Proposals from practitioners are evaluated based on their professional experience, project feasibility, collegiality, and suitability for the Radcliffe community.

Applicants do not need to be affiliated with an academic institution to be eligible to apply.

Former Radcliffe fellows (1999-present) are ineligible to apply. For Humanists and Social Scientists, and Scientists, Engineers, and Mathematicians: Individuals who are in doctoral or master's programs at the time of application submission are ineligible to apply. This is not intended to serve as a post-doctoral fellowship.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- The deadline for applications in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is September 9, 2021 (11:59 PM EST).
- The deadline for applications in science, engineering, and mathematics is September 30, 2021 (11:59 PM EST).

Please note: Applications Office staff will be available to assist until 5:00 PM EST on those days.

Applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process by the end of March 2022.

Applicants may apply as individuals or in a group of two to three people working on the same project. All application materials must be in English.

Harvard University typically sponsors J-1 scholar visas for Radcliffe Fellows.

Additional Information: https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/radcliffe-fellowship/become-a-fellow
How to Apply: https://radcliffe.onlineapplicationportal.com/default.aspx
Eligibility Guidelines and Application Materials: https://radcliffe.onlineapplicationportal.com/misc/guidelines/default.aspx
FAQs: https://radcliffe.onlineapplicationportal.com/misc/faq/#top

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application portal: https://radcliffe.onlineapplicationportal.com/register/

For questions, contact fellowships@radcliffe.harvard.edu.

Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program
8 Garden Street
Byerly Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
Main Tel: (617) 495-8212
Applications Tel: (617) 496-1324

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