This institute is known for sharing transformational ideas in the field of arts, humanities and social science. It has a annual fellowship program which supports more than 50 artists and scholars. It has a low acceptance rate of only 5 percent per year. There are more than 2500 manuscripts in the institute premises.
There are several notable alumni who have studied at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. Some of the notable alumni of Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies are: