Scholars of Sexology Fellowship

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid-19 stay-at-home measures and a ban on non-essential travel in effect in Indiana and at Indiana University, the Kinsey Institute regrets it will not be awarding any Scholar of Sexology Fellowships for 2020 . All applications that were submitted to us by the deadline for the 2020 Scholars of Sexology Fellowship will be automatically considered for 2021. We will also welcome any additional inquiries from those students (withdrawals, additional information, or revised applications). The announcement for new applications for the 2021 Fellowship will be released in October 2020.

About the fellowship

Dr. John Money established Scholars of Sexology Fellowship in 2002. The fellowship supports graduate students whose scholarly work would benefit from the use of library and archival materials at the Kinsey Institute. Fellows are also expected to contribute to the organization, preservation, and/or accessibility of Kinsey Institute collections. Examples include, but are not limited to the creation of:

  • Annotated bibliographies
  • Collection guides
  • Finding aids
  • Digital presentations
  • Media productions

Award amount
Each recipient of the Scholars of Sexology Fellowship will receive $3,000 in two payments ($1,500 at the start and end of the fellowship). The fellowship must be used to cover travel, lodging, and research expenses associated with the stated purpose. There can be up to two fellows each year.

Research at the Kinsey Institute
The graduate fellow may stay between four to eight weeks at the Kinsey Institute during the calendar year of the award.  Research for a thesis or dissertation will be acceptable.


  • The fellow is expected to submit a 400–500 word written report about the research undertaken at the Kinsey Institute Library and collections.
  • Deposit of any digital product of this research at the Kinsey Institute Library.
  • Acknowledgement of the John Money Fellowship Award and the Kinsey Institute Library in any form of publication or product.
  • The fellow is also expected to make a contribution to the organization, preservation, and/or accessibility of Kinsey Institute collections. Examples include, but are not limited to, the creation of annotated bibliographies, collection guides, finding aids, and digital presentations or media productions which highlight or showcase Kinsey Institute collections.

Application process

Applications are closed. Fellowship winner(s) will be announced in late February 2020.

Applications are encouraged from students from any academic discipline who are enrolled in a graduate program in the United States and whose research interests concern the history, politics, and methodology of sexology and sexuality studies.

  • No U.S. citizenship is required
  • Non-U.S. citizens must be enrolled in a college or university in the United States and have a valid visa for the duration of their research at the Kinsey Institute

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Scholars of Sexology Fellows

Past recipients

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