The Kinsey Institute 

John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology

Applications are now open for the 2018 fellowship. Applications are due by December 15, 2017.
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About the fellowship

Dr. John Money established The John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology 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 John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology 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 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

Application deadline is December 15, 2017.

Application requirements 
Applications must include the following (submit hard-copy materials):

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Reference letter documenting enrollment status
  • Supporting letter from academic advisor or faculty
  • Summary of research interests and objectives (no more than 1,000 words)
  • Proposal for the creation of bibliographical or media products (400-800 words) highlighting and showcasing Kinsey Institute collections

Please mail two sets of application materials to:

Liana Zhou
Kinsey Institute
Morrison Hall 313
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405.

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John Money Fellows

Past recipients

  • 2017 Joan Lubin (University of Pennsylvania) and Drew Clark-Huckstep (Indiana University)
  • 2016 Ruby Daily (Northwestern University) and Demetrios Psihopaidas (University of Southern California)
  • 2015 Russell Sheaffer (Indiana University) and Julian Gill-Peterson (Rutgers University)
  • 2014 Jessica Hille (Indiana University) and Liam Oliver Lair (University of Kansas)
  • 2013 Samantha Allen (Emory University)
  • 2012 Eli Vitulli (University of Minnesota)
  • 2011 Jill Weinberg (Northwestern University) and Anastasia Jones (Yale University)
  • 2010 Bradley Lane (Indiana University)
  • 2009 Sarah Lindsley (University of Washington)

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