Radcliffe operates as a semi-autonomous component of Harvard. It is named after Radcliffe College, which was an all women’s college located in Cambridge. Radcliffe formally merged with Harvard in 1977, but did not fully integrate with it until the Radcliffe School of Advanced Study was formed in 1999. Today, the School serves as a research institute specializing in Women’s Studies. The School does not offer undergraduate coursework like the original Radcliffe College did, however.
Radcliffe School of Advanced Studies offers three programs that you can choose from, including the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Fellowship Program, and Academic Ventures. The Schlesinger Library serves as a large collection dedicated to documenting the achievements of women.
The Fellowship program is designed to support individuals who are pursuing work in academic and professional fields that show great promise. Since 1960, nearly 1,500 women have been named Fellows. It has become affectionately referred to as a think tank for women.
Academic Ventures is the latest program under the auspices of the Radcliffe and serves as an internal organization where faculty, graduate students, and undergrads can come together and focus on particular themes.