Bellagio Center Residency Program

Connecting leaders to advance breakthrough solutions
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About the Residency

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program offers scholars, artists, and practitioners from around the world 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 disciplines, geographies, and backgrounds. Rather than a retreat for private reflection, the 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
Pre-Application Questionnaire
To get started, complete the Pre-Application Questionnaire to verify eligibility and evaluate alignment between your proposed project and the program’s overarching goals.
Step 2
Register & Apply
Depending on your responses to the Pre-Application Questionnaire, you will be invited to register online (we strongly encourage you to register as soon as possible). Once registered, you will have access to the application. The deadline to submit your completed application and all supporting materials is Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time.
Step 3
Eligible applications will be assessed by an expert panel based on four criteria: Impact, Clarity, Expertise, and Influence. Complete details can be found in the Evaluation Rubric.
Step 4
Based on results of the expert panel, a subset of applicants will be invited to interview with Rockefeller Foundation staff 

Questions & Answers

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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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