NPC Research Affiliates
Request for Applications

The National Poverty Center at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan invites applications for Research Affiliates from established scholars working in the field of poverty research.

Our current network of affiliated researchers includes many University of Michigan-based scholars and around 40 Senior Research Affiliates. We would like to expand our affiliates network to include a limited number of other interested poverty researchers.

Applicants should have already published at least several papers within the poverty research field before applying. Most of our selected Research Affiliates will have at least several years of experience as faculty members or as senior researchers or policy analysts.

Those chosen as Research Affiliates may contribute one research paper each year to our working paper series and include their NPC affiliation on their vita. They may be asked to participate in conferences, policy roundtables, or other NPC activities. Affiliates will also be included on our email listserve and will receive notices of seminars, events, and research/funding opportunities related to the work of the NPC.

We anticipate that affiliated scholars will include experts from a wide range of disciplines, including economists, demographers, psychologists, sociologists, political scientists, and researchers from other disciplines and professions.

Applications will be accepted twice each year, with deadlines of June 1st and December 1st. Appointments will be for a four year time period and will be renewable.

To apply, send the following materials to the address below:

1. A copy of your curriculum vita.

2. The names of at least two senior researchers in the field of poverty research who are familiar with your work. This should include any of our Senior Research Affiliates who are familiar with your research, but may include other poverty researchers. (Please inform these researchers that you are sending us their names.)

3. A 2-page statement of interest indicating your accomplishments within the field of poverty research, your current poverty research projects, and a statement of how you anticipate your affiliation with the National Poverty Center will be useful to both you and to the NPC.

Applications should be sent to

Questions may be directed to Shawn Marie Pelak, 734-615-3890.