The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University fosters transformative works in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Each year, women and men arrive in Cambridge to undertake research and creative work as Radcliffe Institute fellows. Scientists, composers, fiction writers, filmmakers, historians, lawyers, literary critics, social scientists, and teachers all convene to interrogate, ponder—and sometimes reinvent—our understanding of the world. The Institute is also home to the unparalleled collections of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library, the preeminent library for the study of American women.
Embodying the highest values of inquiry, learning, and creativity, the Radcliffe Institute is an integral part of Harvard University. It enriches the University's intellectual life by creating links between its fellows and Harvard schools and departments, and by making its broad range of lectures and conferences, as well as research and learning opportunities, available to Harvard students and faculty. The Radcliffe Institute serves as an intellectual convening force across Harvard's schools and as a site for interdisciplinary collaboration.