IAS Residential Fellowship for IU Faculty

Residential Fellowship Program

Spring 2022 Residential Fellow

Spring 2022 

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

Residential fellows will be assigned a private study at the Institute for Advanced Study. In exchange, we require that fellows be in residence, present their work in a small seminar or talk sometime during their residency, and that they attend IAS-sponsored lectures or presentations. Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows will 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 departments of the College of Arts & Sciences 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 are eligible to apply for an IAS Residential Fellowship. 

  • 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, New Frontiers, 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 forego the Residential Fellowship.

How to apply

DEADLINE EXTENTION: Applications for the IU IAS Residential Fellowship for the Social Sciences only are due by October 30, 2021.


Residential Fellow Application AY 2022-2023

Applications due October 10, 2021

Required Documents:

  • A letter of interest that includes the following:
    • An abstract or short summary of your project, indicating its importance or originality
    • 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, a short statement from your Chair, indicating that your semester teaching obligation can be met by your department, sent to ias@indiana.edu.