Applications Now Being Accepted for 2024 Graduate Summer Fellows Program

Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 19
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Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows Program, which 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.

The Pardee Center conducts future-oriented, interdisciplinary, and policy-relevant research that can contribute to long-term improvements in the human condition. The 10-week fellowship (May 28 – August 2, 2024) includes a financial stipend of $6,500, structured interaction with Pardee Center affiliated faculty and research fellows, and a collegial atmosphere that fosters peer support and intellectual growth. Summer Fellows conduct independent research and produce a substantive research paper that may be considered for publication by the Pardee Center. Fellows are expected to participate fully in Pardee Center activities and Summer Fellows events for the duration of the 10-week program.

The program is open to Boston University graduate students from all Schools and Colleges. First-year master’s and early- to mid-stage doctoral students are especially encouraged to apply. (Students completing degrees in May 2024 are not eligible.)

Proposals for any topic related to the Pardee Center’s longer-range global human development research mission will be considered. Successful proposals will be interdisciplinary in nature with a clear sense of the topic’s importance and policy relevance to the longer-range future.

The deadline for applications is close of business on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by late April. Detailed application instructions are available here.

Questions regarding the Summer Fellowship Program may be directed to A list of frequently asked questions can be found here.