Kahn Project Fellowships
The Kahn Institute's projects are designed to foster communities of scholars in which Smith and Five College faculty, Smith students and visiting scholars can participate as equals and explore diverse areas of research in a collaborative and interdisciplinary setting.
Every Kahn project is proposed and designed by one or several faculty members who serve as a project's organizing fellows. A project's central research questions are framed in a way that is open to a variety of disciplinary perspectives and yet be sufficiently focused to sustain a coherent investigation.
Kahn projects are typically developed as semester or yearlong collaborations, but short-term projects may be designed with the intention of testing and developing ideas that have the potential to become long-term projects.
Participating in Projects
Faculty Invited to Apply for Two New Kahn Fellowships
The Kahn Institute invites Smith faculty to apply for one of two new research fellowships, described below. These fellowships are not affiliated with a specific Kahn project; rather they are intended to support and/or foster research deriving from or connected in some way to past project participation.
Kahn Alumnae Fellowship
Smith faculty members who have participated in a Kahn Institute semester-long or yearlong project in the past three years (since 2012) are invited to apply for a Kahn Alumnae Fellowship for the purpose of funding research related to or extended from their project during their Kahn participation.
The Kahn Alumnae Fellowship offers a $500 grant. Apply online by November 1.
The Marjorie Senechal Emeriti Fellowship
Smith emeriti faculty who have participated in a Kahn Institute semester-long or yearlong project are invited to apply for the Marjorie Senechal Emeriti Fellowship for the purpose of funding research related to or extended from their project during Kahn participation.
The Marjorie Senechal Emeriti Fellowship, named in honor of the founding director of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, offers a $500 grant. Apply online by November 1.