The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Residency Program

Deadline: 1 December 2014
Open to: scholars from all disciplines
Fellowship: Room, board and  limited travel assistance


The Bellagio Resident Fellows program offers a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a stimulating array of disciplines and geographies. The combination of uninterrupted, individual time during the day and evenings spent with innovative leaders, writers, and artists from a wide array of fields advances fellows’ current projects and stimulates creative approaches to future work. This community generates new knowledge to solve some of the most complex issues facing our world and creates art that inspires reflection, understanding, and imagination. The Bellagio Center is located in Northern Italy between Lake Como and Lake Lecco in the town of Bellagio. The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center’s mission is to promote innovation and identify impact-oriented solutions to critical global problems. The Center, through conferences and residency programs, supports the work of scholars, artists, thought leaders, policymakers and practitioners who share in the Foundation’s pioneering mission to promote the well-being of humanity.


Residencies are open to university or think-thank based academics in all disciplines, creative artists, journalists, as well as policymakers and practitioners from the governmental and non-profit sectors. We bring together a broad, stimulating mix of disciplines and fields within the Bellagio Community. We have a strong interest in applications that align with the Foundation’s core issue areas: Advance Health, Revalue Ecosystems, Secure Livelihoods, and Transform Cities, but projects from all fields are welcomed.

The Center accepts individuals as well as collaborative residencies for teams of two to four people working on the same project. Residencies are typically four weeks in length.

For those who have previously applied or had previous residencies, there is a maximum limit of three applications and a maximum limit of two residencies. Previous residents and spouses must wait a minimum of five years before applying.


Room and board are provided to all residents and their spouses/partners. Airfare is not included in the residency program; however, the foundation does have a limited travel assistance program based on the income of invited residents.


Applications must be completed online in English and submitted by the published deadline.  Applicants who have trouble accessing the online form may contact program staff at to discuss alternative ways to submit the application.

The application guidelines can be found – HERE

The online application form can be found – HERE

The deadline is December 1, 2014 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.

This application round is for a possible residency date between August 18, 2015 and November 26, 2015.

For further information visit the official call.


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