Faculty fellowships provide opportunities for Smith College faculty members from an array of disciplines to work closely together on projects of broad scope. There are two types of faculty fellows:
- Organizing fellows propose projects to the Kahn Institute director. After a project is approved by the director and the Kahn Advisory Committee, its organizing fellows work with the director to select participating project members and to develop a program of related public events.
- Faculty fellows engage in all of the project's activities and assist the organizing fellows in planning public events.
The Kahn Institute provides a budget to enable fellows to pay honoraria, housing, travel and other expenses for visiting scholars invited to particate in a project. The institute also provides funds, organizational support for all project activities and publicity for public events. Faculty fellows receive research grants in the amount of $3,000 for yearlong projects and $1,500 for semester projects.