IAS Residential Fellowship for IU Faculty

Residential Fellowship Program

Fall 2023 Residential Fellows

The Residential Fellows Program aims to promote intellectual community and foster new perspectives through day-to-day contact among fellows who bring different disciplinary and methodological perspectives to their work.

Residential fellows will have to opportunity to use a private study at the Institute for Advanced Study, and they will attend IAS-sponsored lectures and seminars. Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows may be asked to prepare a brief report regarding the progress made during the fellowship period.

The IAS currently offers two categories of one-semester residential fellowship:

  1. Without Course Release: A fellowship for those who are on leave or have received a major non-IAS fellowship or grant.
  2. With Course Release: A fellowship with course release for faculty members in core College of Arts & Sciences departments and the School of Education so that the fellow will have one semester free of teaching. This does not currently include faculty in the Media School, School of Art, Architecture + Design, or School of Global and International Studies. We are currently working on expanding this program with other schools and will announce additional partnerships when they are established.

The objective of this program is to provide faculty members with a semester without teaching or other major administrative responsibilities. If your configuration of duties means that you can only take one course release in a semester, please contact us. Exceptions will be considered under extenuating circumstances.

Who is eligible?

Faculty at all ranks in the core College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education are eligible to apply for an IAS Residential Fellowship with Course Release. 

  • All faculty are eligible for only one Residential Fellowship, whether that fellowship is awarded with or without course release.
  • Faculty who were on leave in the semester preceding their proposed IAS residency, or who will be on leave in the semester following their IAS residency, are not eligible for a Residential Fellowship with course release.
  • Faculty who have been awarded a major grant for the semester in question–CAHI, ACLS, NIH, SSRC, Guggenheim, Mellon, etc. will not be eligible to apply for the Residential Fellowship with course release.
  • If after being selected for an IAS Fellowship with course release, the researcher learns that they have been awarded another major grant, they will be required to decide between the grant and Residential Fellowship.

How to apply

Link to Residential Fellow Application AY 2024-2025

Applications for 2024-2025 will be due October 8, 2023.

Required Documents:

  • A letter of interest that includes the following:
    • An abstract or short summary of your project, indicating its importance or originality (2 paragraphs maximum)
    • A description of the current phase of that work
    • An indication of the project's proposed product or outcome
    • A description of the project's anticipated local, national, and/or international impact
    • (for Fellowships with Course Release) An explanation of how leave during the semester you've identified fits into your project timeline
  • Current, abbreviated CV
    • Six pages maximum
  • A copy of your sabbatical or award letter (if applying for the Fellowship without Course Release);
  • If applying for the Fellowship with Course Release, have your Chair fill out this Google form OR have your Chair send a brief statement to ias@indiana.edu indicating that your teaching obligation can be met by your department during the semester for which you are applying for release