Bellagio Center Residency Program

Connecting leaders for breakthrough innovation
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About the Residency

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center Residency Program offers academics, artists, policymakers, and practitioners an opportunity to unlock their creativity and advance groundbreaking work.    

The Bellagio Residency is an unparalleled opportunity for deep exchange among leaders from a wide array of backgrounds, disciplines, and geographies. Rather than a retreat for private reflection, the Bellagio Residency offers an opportunity to advance a specific project while participating in a vibrant community with fellow residents.  

Bellagio residents form lasting bonds and stay connected to each other and to The Rockefeller Foundation long after their residency ends as members of the Bellagio Network.

Application & Selection

The residency application and selection process has several steps. Additional details can be found on the program timeline.
Step 1
In order to submit an application, you must first register online by Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.
Step 2
Gather your work samples and two references, and complete the application no later than Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.
Step 3
Eligible applications will be assessed by an expert review panel based on four criteria: Impact, Clarity, Expertise, and Influence.
Step 4
Based on the results of the expert review panel, a subset of applicants will be invited to interview with Rockefeller Foundation staff.

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The Bellagio Residency

An unparalleled opportunity to forge cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural connections that can strengthen work, shift perspectives, and spur new ideas.
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