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"Participating in a Kahn Institute project has been my most rewarding academic experience at Smith.  Even better, it was rarely what I expected to learn!  There was a genuine interest and enthusiasm for each other's projects, and a real regret that the year had to end. I learned something that advanced my understanding...every week."

—Nathanael Fortune, Associate Professor of Physics
Co-organizer, Sustainable Houses, Homes, & Communities (2007-2008

About Kahn Institute Fellowships

The Kahn Institute's projects are designed to foster communities of scholars in which faculty, students, and invited guest scholars and artists can participate as equals and explore diverse areas of research in a collaborative and interdisciplinary setting. Participants, who are appointed as Fellows for the duration of a project, engage in its research program and also attend its meetings and special events. For long-term projects, Fellows attend a weekly Colloquium and meal, as well as the project's related public events, throughout the semester or academic year. Short-term projects vary in length; some meet for just a few days while others extend across an entire semester.

Informational Meetings are held each year for Smith and Five College faculty and students who are interested in participating in long-term projects. Details about short-term projects are posted on this Web site and are published in our biannual newsletter, the Kahn Chronicle. Letters announcing available fellowships are also distributed on campus and in the Five Colleges.

Click one of the links to the right to learn more about the types of Fellowships available through the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute.

Types of Kahn Fellowships:

Faculty Fellowships

Student Fellowships

Visiting, Senior & Postdoctoral

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