Request for Applications
Visiting Scholars Program
Summer 2010

Application Deadline: February 15, 2010.

Request for Applications PDF Document

May 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010

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 at 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.  We will consider requests to visit for period as short as one week to as long as four months.  Visits may begin as early as May 1, 2010 but end no later than August 31, 2010.  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:

  • The Effects of the Recession and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 on Workers and Families
  • Economic Self-sufficiency and the Well-being of Vulnerable Families and Children
  • Longitudinal Analyses of Youth Development
  • Family Formation and Healthy Marriages Among Low-Income Populations
  • Safety, Stability and Healthy Development of Children
  • Immigration and Poverty
  • Investing in Low-Income Families: The Accumulation of Financial Assets and Human Capital
  • Qualitative Research on Barriers to Self-sufficiency

Please e-mail the application materials as .pdf attachements 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