Graduate Summer Fellows Program

2018 Graduate Summer Fellows

The Pardee Center is now accepting applications for the 2019 program. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Click here for application instructions.

The Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows Program is a program for graduate students from across Boston University. It provides outstanding master’s and doctoral students an opportunity for intensive interdisciplinary research and writing on topics that are aligned with the broad research interests of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.

2017 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 facilitates interdisciplinary research and is especially interested in rigorous analysis relating to longer-range human development, using global and regional (multi-national) analysis. The Pardee Center is interested in research that is development oriented, future focused and policy relevant. For more information about Pardee research, click here.

2016 Graduate Summer Fellows

The program is a 10-week fellowship in the summer that includes a financial 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. Doctoral students, including ABDs, are especially encouraged to apply.

2015 Graduate Summer Fellows

Research proposals that link positively to the student’s own and/or BU faculty’s ongoing research are especially desirable. A call for applications is announced in late January or early February for that summer’s fellowships.

For further 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: 201820172016, 2015, 201420132012201120102009, and 2008.

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