Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center 2018/2019 Academic Writing Residency Program.


DEADLINE: 1 May, 2018

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies. The Foundation’s Bellagio Residency Program has a track record for supporting the generation of important new knowledge addressing some of the most complex issues facing our world, and innovative new works of art that inspire reflection and understanding of global and social issues.

Thematic Residency on Science for Development: Once a year, the Bellagio Center hosts a special thematic residency to bring together a cohort of scholars, practitioners, and artists whose work all connects to a common theme. In 2018, the thematic residency will take place from November 5th to November 30th with up to fifteen residents advancing work aligned with the theme “Science for Development.”

Development challenges around the world are increasingly complex, but the potential for science and technology to realize meaningful change presents tremendous opportunity. This thematic residency will include a select and multidisciplinary group of residents whose work is advancing, informing, communicating, or is inspired by the use or design of science and technology to address social and environmental challenges around the world. While the majority of each resident’s time at the Bellagio Center will continue to be focused on advancing their individual projects, thematic residencies offer enhanced opportunities for residents to connect and engage with a diverse group of new colleagues connected through a common theme.


  • The Academic Writing residency is for university and think tank-based academics, researchers, professors, and scientists working in any discipline.
  • Successful applicants will demonstrate decades of significant professional contributions to their field or show evidence of being on a strong upward trajectory for those earlier in their careers.

Application Procedure:

The Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with The Rockefeller Foundation’s efforts to promote the well-being of humanity, particularly through issues that have a direct impact on the lives of poor and vulnerable populations around the world. These issues include but are not limited to health, economic opportunity, urban resilience, as well as food and agriculture.

Applications are available on our online application portal along with detailed instructions and further information on applying to the Bellagio Residency Program.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2018/2019 Academic Writing Residency Program.