Graduate Summer Fellows Program

2022 Graduate Summer 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.

2021 Graduate Summer Fellows

The Pardee Center conducts future-oriented, interdisciplinary, and policy-relevant 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. 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.

2019 Graduate Summer Fellows

The 10-week fellowship includes a financial stipend of $6,000, 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 2023 are not eligible.) Research proposals that link directly to the student’s own and/or BU faculty’s ongoing research are especially desirable.

2018 Graduate Summer Fellows

For more information on the Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows program, please read the 2023 call for applications and this list of frequently asked questions, or email

A list of the previous Pardee Center Summer Graduate Fellows and their research can be viewed by year: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 201820172016, 2015, 201420132012201120102009, 2008.