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The Radcliffe Institute - Exploratory Seminars

(22 August 2005)

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University invites applications for its exploratory seminars. These offer resources to researchers to develop new ideas across the social sciences, sciences, and humanities in a congenial atmosphere.

Exploratory seminars are short term brainstorming sessions intended to explore new frontiers, jump-start collaborations, or initiate future research plans. The seminars will bring together approximately four to 12 scholars for a short period at Radcliffe. Typically they will be composed of one to three members of the Harvard faculty, with the balance coming from other universities in the US and around the world.

There is no restriction as to subject matter or disciplinary concentration. Proposals may involve single disciplines or multi-disciplinary groups. The submission of proposals that cross departmental, divisional or school boundaries is encouraged. Moreover, proposals that involve more than one member of the Harvard faculty and that provide opportunities for junior as well as senior scholars to participate are particularly welcome.