Supplementary Information for Applicants and Members

Term Dates

The term dates for the 2023-24 academic year are: first term, September 25 to December 22, 2023; second term, January 15 to April 12, 2024. 

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 2023-2024 the subsidized rentals will range from $1,110 a month for an efficiency flat to $2,130 for the largest three-bedroom "townhouse" apartment. The monthly rent includes heat and utilities. 


For the academic year 2023-2024 financial support for most successful candidates will be available up to a maximum of $80,000 for two terms (six months, September to April), or a maximum of $40,000 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 are encouraged to apply for a non-stipendiary membership.


The Institute will provide limited reimbursement for travel expenses to incoming Members 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 School's Administrative Officer by October 15 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.