The Bellagio Center Residency Program


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.

Applications are available on our online application portal along with detailed instructions and further information on applying to the Bellagio Residency Program. We strongly recommend that applicants carefully review this information prior to beginning an application.

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.

Applications to the Thematic Residency on Science for Development are now open through our online application portal.

“My Bellagio experience has remained with me, influencing my thinking and continually reminding me of the importance of considering the perspectives of others.”