Graduate Summer Fellows Program

2020 Graduate Summer Fellows

Meet the 2020 Fellows

The Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows Program offers graduate students from across Boston University an opportunity for intensive interdisciplinary research and writing on topics aligned with the future-focused research interests of BU’s Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.

2019 Graduate Summer Fellows

The Pardee Center conducts interdisciplinary, policy-relevant and future-oriented research that can contribute to long-term improvements in the human condition. The Center is especially interested in rigorous analysis relating to longer-range human development, and we especially encourage proposals for research that has the potential to identify actions that can be taken today to make our collective global tomorrow better. More information about Pardee Center research can be found here.

2018 Graduate Summer Fellows

The program is a 10-week fellowship in the summer that includes a $6,000 stipend, structured interaction with Pardee Center faculty and research fellows, and a collegial atmosphere that fosters peer support and intellectual growth. Summer Fellows occupy workspace provided at the Pardee House for the duration of the fellowship while they conduct independent research, and produce a substantive research paper that may be considered for publication by the Pardee Center. Fellows participate in Pardee Center activities and special Summer Fellows’ events.

The Summer Fellowships are open to all Boston University graduate students. First-year master’s and early to mid-stage doctoral students, including ABDs, are especially encouraged to apply. (Students completing degrees in May 2020 are not eligible.) Research proposals that link directly to the student’s own and/or BU faculty’s ongoing research are especially desirable.

2017 Graduate Summer Fellows

A call for applications is announced annually in late January or early February for that summer’s fellowships.

For more information on the Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows program, please read the FAQs or email

A list of the previous Pardee Center Summer Graduate Fellows and their research can be viewed by year: 2020, 2019, 201820172016, 2015, 201420132012201120102009, 2008.