With a focus on human sexuality, the collections comprise more than 432,000 items, collected from six continents and spanning over two thousand years of human history. Materials include print media such as books and periodicals; archives for individuals, organizations, and events; visual arts such as drawings, photographs, prints, paintings, films/video, folk arts, ceramic arts, sculptures, and textile/fiber arts; and other special and unique research materials.
In addition to a two-course release, the winner will be granted additional resources at the Kinsey Institute, including access to collection materials and staff, desk space in a shared faculty research cluster, dedicated reserve space in the Kinsey Institute Library, and an undergraduate library assistant on an hourly basis. The winner will also be given the title of Affiliated Faculty or Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute.
At the end of the award period, the winner will be required to present his or her fellowship-related research in a public talk, possibly within a curated showcase of other faculty work currently being conducted at the Kinsey Institute.
Applications should include the following materials:
- Summary of project (1000 words at most)
- Curriculum vitae (only relevant portions; five pages at most)
- Rationale for course releases (in the rationale, please also discuss whether or how receiving a single course release instead of two would impact the completion of your project)
- Chair’s completion of the “Chair’s approval form,” including a note of endorsement for the course release (Please note: for faculty members in the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, and the Media School, this form must be completed by the Associate Dean)
- Two additional letters of recommendation (at least one from outside IU)
The chair of the applicant’s department, not the Institute, specifies the semester during which the applicants may receive the course releases. Applications for fellowships are always for the following academic year. Faculty who have accepted a single course release from CAHI may not accept more than one other course release from either on- or off-campus sources for the same academic year; faculty who have received two course releases from CAHI may not accept any other course releases from either on- or off-campus sources for the same academic year. Successful applicants for Fellowships and their department chairs are requested to notify CAHI immediately if, before utilization of their award, the candidate has received a similar award for the same project.
Recipients are exempt from teaching but not from other departmental duties. Fellowship funding for course releases will be based on departmental need, but will not exceed more than $10,000 per course.
Apply for the fellowship Visit the Kinsey Institute website
Upload a letter of recommendation Chair’s approval form