10 Fellowships for Visiting Scholars in the U.S. and Abroad

Sep 18, 2018 • Views 1,324

Whether you dream of doing research as you travel to many different countries, working in residence at Harvard, or spending a few weeks at the New York Public Library immersed in your field, these fellowships have something for you! Designed for established researchers in a variety of fields, these fellowships are for visiting scholars who want to do research in new locations around the world. Some are discipline specific, focusing on business, economics, health, or ethnic studies, while others are open to researchers from across the board. If one of these sounds like a good fit for you, be sure to bookmark it to your ProFellow account!

Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History Program

The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History Program invites established scholars in business history based outside the United States to spend a period of time in residence at Harvard Business School. The Chandler International Visiting Scholar is expected to interact with faculty and researchers, present work at research seminars, and conduct business history research. Recipients will be given a $7,000 stipend (payable at the end of their visit). The program requires a two-month minimum length of stay. Scholars may stay up to a maximum of six months.

American Academy of Arts & Sciences Visiting Scholars Program

The Academy’s Visiting Scholars Program provides residential fellowships to postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The fellowship program offers a collaborative work environment and the opportunity to interact with Academy members. It also creates a national network for these scholars, assisting them in their research and professional development. The fellowship is for one year with a mutual option to renew for a second year. Candidates must have received the Ph.D. degree no more than four years before the application deadline date. Fellows are provided with a stipend of $60,000 per year and health insurance.

CBO Economic Policy Fellowship

CBO’s visiting scholars have a unique opportunity to address complex budgetary and economic issues. The agency is especially interested in collaborating with scholars who specialize in macroeconomics, health economics, financial economics, and public economics, though it welcomes applications from analysts in all areas. Visiting scholars conduct policy-related research, use the agency’s data and facilities, and collaborate daily with CBO’s staff members to contribute to the agency’s analysis. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and considerable expertise in their field. Appointment lengths vary based on the project.

Fulbright Global Scholar Award

The Fulbright Global Scholar Award allows U.S. academics and professionals to engage in multi-country, trans-regional projects. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to propose research or combined teaching/research activity in two to three countries with flexible schedule options; trips can be conducted within one academic year or spread over two consecutive years. Projects are welcome in all disciplines, as well as those with an interdisciplinary focus. Minimum length of the total grant is 3 months and the maximum is 6 months.

Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program is a unique opportunity for U.S. academics and established professionals to engage in two- to six-week, project-based exchanges at host institutions in over 150 countries. Specialists, who represent a wide range of professional and academic disciplines, are competitively selected to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster based on their knowledge, skill sets, and ability to make a significant contribution to projects overseas.  Specialists receive full funding to participate in Fulbright Specialist projects, including travel, stipend and lodging.

NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship

This fellowship program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) in Hyattsville, Maryland, for a period of 13 months to conduct studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community. Fellows have access to NCHS data resources for use in their proposed studies, and also work on collaborative projects with NCHS staff. Applicants may be at any stage in their career from doctoral students (must have completed coursework and be at the dissertation phase of their program) to senior investigators. Salaries range from $55,215 to $160,300.

Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA)

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University Center for Human Values invites outstanding faculty members of any discipline, independent scholars, lawyers, and judges to apply for residential fellowships of 10 months at Princeton University. LAPA Fellows devote the major portion of their time to their own research and writing on law-related subjects of empirical, interpretive, doctrinal and/or normative significance. All applicants must have received a doctorate, juris doctor, or an equivalent professional degree at the time of submission of the fellowship application.

Russell Sage Foundation Visiting Scholars Program

The Russell Sage Foundation’s Visiting Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for select scholars in the social, economic and behavioral sciences to pursue their research and writing while in residence at the Foundation’s New York headquarters. Research carried out by fellows analyzes the complex and shifting nature of social and economic life in the United States. Scholars are provided with an office at the Foundation, research assistance, computer and library facilities, and supplemental salary support of up to 50 percent of their academic year salary. All scholar applicants must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree.

Short-Term Research Fellowships

The New York Public Library offers Short-Term Research Fellowships to support visiting scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral and independent research. Fellowship stipends are $1,000 per week for up to 4 weeks and researchers must be in residence at the Library for a minimum of 2 weeks between July and June. Support on-site research in the Library’s special collections for projects in the humanities including art history, cultural studies, history, literature, performing arts and photography. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

UCLA Visiting Scholar Fellowship Program in Ethnic Studies

The Institute of American Cultures offers in-residence appointments to support research on African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os. Researchers proposing to advance the understanding of new social and cultural realities occasioned by the dramatic population shifts of recent decades, including greater heterogeneity within ethnic groups and increased interethnic contact, are especially encouraged to apply. Visiting Scholars will receive funding for one or more quarters and may receive up to $35,000 for three quarters. Applicants must hold a PhD from an accredited college or university in a relevant field.

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