Academic Year 2017-2018
The term dates are: first term, September 25 to December 22, 2017; second term, January 15 to April 13, 2018. Members coming for the fall term only or for both terms are welcome to arrive as early as September 1. Members coming for the spring term only or for both terms may stay until July 31st if they wish.
The Institute maintains apartments for its members. In 2016-2017 the subsidized rentals range from $910 a month for an efficiency flat to $1,720 for the largest three-bedroom "townhouse" apartment. The monthly rent includes heat and utilities. Rental rates for the 2017-18 academic year have not been set, but are expected to be similar to the rates for this current year.
For the academic year 2017-2018 financial support for most successful candidates will be available up to a maximum of $75,000 for two terms (six months, September to April), or a maximum of $37,500 for one term (three months, September to December). A few senior scholars will be offered additional funding to help make up for losses in salary. Stipends may be supplemented by other grants, including sabbatical salaries, but if the total exceeds the salary at the time of application the Institute stipend will be reduced accordingly. Institute stipends are intended to replace lost salary to fund Members; they are not intended to pay for teaching replacements in Members’ home institutions. Please note that some grants are incompatible with an Institute membership.
Scholars with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding, or other means may apply for a non-stipendiary membership.
The Institute will provide limited reimbursement for travel expenses to incoming scholars from outside the Princeton area if a travel grant from another source is not available. Travel reimbursement is based on the distance traveled, up to the amounts indicated below. (The amount indicated will be doubled if the scholar is accompanied by family members.)
Local Travel (NY/Philadelphia corridor): $50
U.S. & Canada (Beyond NY and Philadelphia areas): $500
Western Europe & South America: $1,000
Eastern Europe , Russia & Middle East : $1,500
Asia, Africa, Oceania : $1,750
Applications and supporting materials must reach the Administrative Officer of the School by November 1 of the year preceding that for which application is made. Each year the School receives many more applications than it is able to accept because of its limited funds and facilities, and for this reason the success of an application cannot be assured.