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Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program 2023-24 [50 Fellows, Stipend of Rs. 61 L]: Apply by Sep 8

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Applications are invited for Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program 2023-24. The last date of application is 8 September.

About Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program

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.


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 the creative arts must meet discipline-specific eligibility requirements, as outlined below:

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  • Film and Video: Applicants in this discipline must have a body of independent work of significant achievement. Such work will typically have been exhibited in galleries or museums, shown in film or video festivals, or broadcast on television.
  • Visual Arts: Applicants in this discipline must show strong evidence of achievement, with a record of at least five years of work as a professional artist, including participation in several curated group shows and at least two professional solo exhibitions.
  • Fiction and Nonfiction: Applicants in these disciplines must have one of the following:
    • one or more published books;
    • a contract for the publication of a book-length manuscript; or
    • at least three shorter works (longer than newspaper articles) published.
  • Poetry: Applicants in this discipline must have had published at least 20 poems in the last five years or published a book of poetry, and must be in the process of completing a manuscript.
  • Journalism: Applicants in this discipline are required to have worked professionally as a journalist for at least five years.
  • 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.
  • Music Composition: It is desirable, but not required, for applicants in music composition to have a PhD or DMA. Most importantly, the applicant must show strong evidence of achievement as a professional artist, with a record of recent performances.

Focus Areas

  • 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, we welcome proposals that focus on women, gender, and society or draw on the Schlesinger Library’s rich collections. 

Important dates

  • The deadline for applications in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is September 8, 2022.
  • The deadline for applications in science, engineering, and mathematics is September 29, 2022.


The application consists of the following:

  • An application form,
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV),
  • Project proposal (with bibliography when appropriate),
  • A writing or work sample, and
  • The contact information of three references who will be prompted, via email, to upload letters of recommendation in support of your application.

All materials must be submitted via the online application portal.

Number of Fellows

The Radcliffe Fellowship Program awards 50 fellowships each academic year.


Fellows receive a stipend of $78,000 (Rs. 58.3 Lacs) plus an additional $5,000 (Rs. 3.7 Lacs) 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.


  • Harvard 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.


Email: fellowships[at]radcliffe.harvard.edu

Click here to view the official notification of Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program 2023-24.

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