Summer Research Fellowship FAQ
Answer: The Summer Research Fellowship may be scheduled between May and August. Exact dates are proposed by the researcher(s) and must be approved by the host repository.
Answer: This program is intended for faculty members and community scholar researchers, especially those who might be engaged in collaborative research with IU Bloomington faculty members.
Answer: Yes, in arrangement with the host repository, you may schedule a longer stay. However, we will only provide stipend funds for the first two weeks, and the housing and per diem allowance cannot be increased.
Answer: No, if the partner institution agrees with a non-consecutive schedule, you do not have to complete your research weeks consecutively. But the travel allowance will not be increased if you travel to and from Bloomington more than once.
Answer: We feel strongly that a minimum of two weeks is necessary for the type of immersive research experience we are striving to facilitate. For this reason, only applications proposing two or more weeks in residence will be considered.
Answer: Any research methods need to be cleared with the repository staff, including creation of digital surrogates, sampling, etc. All collections access and interaction will be undertaken according to the policies and procedures of the host repository.
Answer: If your host repository agrees, you may bring a research assistant. This should be made known to IAS (ideally at the application stage, although certainly before your arrival). Only the primary research awardee(s) will receive the IAS award funds, including stipend.
Answer: The visiting researcher is responsible for making travel and lodging arrangements and collecting receipts for reimbursement. The Institute for Advanced Study can provide a list of possible campus accommodations.
Answer: We can only provide travel and lodging reimbursements up to the amount specified.
Answer: We can only provide reimbursement for travel or lodging costs documented by receipts.
Answer: You will need to keep and submit receipts for all travel and lodging costs for which you want reimbursement. If you have questions about specific costs, please contact us at email@example.com.
Answer: The lodging allowance is based on the guest rates for Evermann Apartments on the IUB campus. Evermann is cost efficient and convenient since it is on the bus line, but we realize that visitors may prefer to make other arrangements. You are welcome to choose another place to stay, but the maximum lodging allowance will not change.
Answer: The per diem rate is provided by the IU Travel Office. The 2015 rate is $56/day. A maximum of 14 days of per diem may be awarded to a visiting researcher.
Answer: IUB faculty members on 12-month contracts may be included as research collaborators for this fellowship, but we are unable to award the summer research stipend to IUB faculty members in such an instance.