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Grant Opportunities: Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program

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Deadline: 8-Sep-22

The Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program is now open for applications.

The Radcliffe Fellowship Program awards 50 fellowships each academic year. Applicants may apply as individuals or in a group of two to three people working on the same project. They seek diversity along many dimensions, including discipline, career stage, race and ethnicity, country of origin, gender and sexual orientation, and ideological perspective. Although their fellows come from many different backgrounds, they are united by their demonstrated excellence, collegiality, and creativity.

They welcome applications from a broad range of fields and perspectives. The strength of their fellowship program is its diversity.

Focus Areas

They welcome proposals relevant to the Institute’s focus areas, which include:

  • Law, education, and justice
  • Climate change and its human impacts, especially projects that address the disproportionate impacts of the climate crisis on marginalized or under-resourced communities
  • Legacies of slavery
  • Reflecting Radcliffe’s unique history and institutional legacy, they welcome proposals 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 they welcome proposals that take advantage of their uniquely diverse intellectual community by engaging with concepts and ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries.
Funding Information

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

  • Applications in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts: September 8, 2022
  • Applications in science, engineering, and mathematics: September 29, 2022
Eligibility Criteria
  • Radcliffe supports engaged scholarship. They welcome applications from scholars, artists, and practitioners proposing innovative work that confronts pressing social and policy issues and seeking to engage audiences beyond academia.
  • Applicants from throughout the world are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants in the humanities and social sciences must:
    • 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 2021 for the 2023-24 fellowship year).
    • Have published a monograph or at least two articles in refereed journals or edited collections.
  • Applicants in science, engineering, and mathematics must:
    • Have received their doctorate in the area of the proposed project at least two years prior to their appointment as a fellow (December 2021 for the 2023-24 fellowship year).
    • Have published at least five articles in refereed journals. Most science, engineering, and math fellows have published dozens of articles.
  • Applicants in the creative arts must meet discipline-specific eligibility requirements, as outlined below:
    • Film and Video
    • Visual Arts
    • Fiction and Nonfiction
    • Poetry
    • Journalism
    • Playwriting
    • Music Composition
  • Individuals who are applying as practitioners must 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.
  • Former Harvard Radcliffe fellows (1999-present) are ineligible to apply.

For more information, visit https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/radcliffe-fellowship/become-a-fellow


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