Each participant will receive a $2100 stipend to help cover the cost of travel, lodging, and meals for the two-week Institute. Half of the stipend will be paid on the first day of the Institute. The balance will be paid at the final dinner on Wednesday, July 1. Participants are responsible for paying taxes on this stipend. If a participant is obliged through special circumstances to depart before the end of the institute, a pro rata share of the stipend will be shared or returned. The assigned books will be provided to participants free-of-charge. There will be no charges to participants for the whale watching trip from Plymouth, the trip to Pittsfield, and for admission to all museums.