Visiting Scholars Program

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

Application Deadline: September 30, 2010 at 5PM Eastern Standard Time

Request for Applications PDF Document

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.  Visits may begin as early as January 3, 2011 and must end no later than May 31, 2011.

To apply, please email a PDF file that includes:   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 four months.  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:

Please e-mail application materials as a single PDF file 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