Alfred C. Kinsey Distinguished Researcher Award

About the Alfred C. Kinsey Distinguished Researcher Award

The annual Alfred C. Kinsey Distinguished Researcher Award was established in 2018 to honor renowned scientists and academics who shape our understanding of human sexuality through their sex research.Dr. Kinsey’s pioneering research changed the way human sexuality is perceived and led to a greater acceptance of diversity in sexual expression.

This award represents validation, gratitude, and support of the individuals who have the vision, determination, courage, and commitment to conduct sex research. 

Rick Van Kooten, Vice Provost for Research at Indiana University, Bloomington noted that the award is made possible through a new endowed fund at the Kinsey Institute.“We are grateful to the generous donors who have made this award possible, allowing us to highlight the Kinsey Institute’s legacy of innovative sex research, which has been, and will continue to be, of vital cultural importance.”

The award winner is chosen by Kinsey Institute faculty, and invited to deliver a public lecture at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Past awardees

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