Faculty fellowships provide opportunities for Smith and Five 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 $3,500 for yearlong projects and $2,000 for one-semester projects. Project organizers receive a course release in addition to a research grant. Junior faculty may opt for a course release or a research grant.