Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

by Kaitlyn Ugoretz, Funding Peer
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 1:05 PM

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship Program at Harvard University invites applications from exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, and artists whose work is making a difference in their professional fields and in the larger world. With access to Harvard’s unparalleled resources, a fellowship at Radcliffe is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project. Fellows develop new tools and methods, challenge artistic and scholarly conventions, and illuminate our past and our present. Applicants may come from a broad range of fields, including STEM, humanities, social sciences, and creative arts, and may apply as individuals or in a group of two or three people working on the same project. 

Applicants 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 2018 for the 2020-21 fellowship year) and meet field-specific publication requirements.

There are special, discipline-specific eligibility requirements for applicants in the creative arts. 

Please visit the website for more details.

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. Please note that if you are a US citizen or permanent resident coming from a home institution based in the US, you can opt to have your stipend paid through your home institution or to you directly.

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, the institute will cover their hourly wages. 

Applications in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts: September 12, 2019.
Applications in science, engineering, and mathematics: October 3, 2019.