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The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, through a combination of conferences and residency programs, advances the thought leadership and action-oriented work of scholars, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners, furthering the Foundation’s pioneering mission to “promote the well-being of humanity around the world.” The Center has a strong interest in proposals that align with this mission, 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 and jobs, urban resiliency, food and agriculture, clean energy, the field of philanthropy, and innovation for development.

The next open application period for Academic Writing, Arts & Literary Arts, and Practitioner Residencies is August 16 - November 15 of 2019 for residencies in 2021. 

Conference applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. The next review deadlines are July 1 and November 1 of 2019. Conferences confirmed during these review periods will be scheduled in 2020 or early 2021.

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