Visiting Scholars Program

National Poverty Center
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan

The National Poverty Center (NPC) hosts a Visiting Scholars Program for faculty, researchers, and policy analysts. Although the NPC does not provide funds to support the travel, research expenses or salary of visiting scholars, we can provide one or two visitors at a time with office space, access to computers, and opportunities to interact with NPC affiliates and attend seminars and lectures on the University of Michigan campus.

To apply, please e-mail three (3) copies of the following: a CV and a brief statement of the research you would like to carry out while in residence and the period of your proposed visit. Please adhere to the application deadline associated with the proposed start date of your visit. We will consider requests to visit for periods as short as one week to as long as one year. Faculty who are on sabbatical from their home universities are encouraged to apply.

The NPC is interested in all proposals focusing on the causes and consequences of poverty in the United States. Of special interest are proposals directed to these areas of research:

For visits beginning: The application should arrive by:
Winter 2010
(January 1, 2010 to April 30, 2010)
October 30, 2009
Summer 2010
(May 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010)
February 15, 2010

Please e-mail the application materials at .pdf attachments to:

For further information, contact:

Shawn Marie Pelak, Program Manager
National Poverty Center
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Joan and Sanford Weill Hall, Suite 5100
735 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091
Phone: 734-615-3890