Visiting scholars

The Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) program at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy, a unique research, education, and policy engagement center concerned with cutting-edge questions at the intersection of science, technology, policy, and society welcomes visiting scholars to join our community.

University of Michigan has a vibrant and growing STPP community, with affiliated faculty and students from across the university. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in the STPP lecture series and other activities, and take advantage of other events and resources across the University of Michigan. We have particularly strong relationships with UM’s Science, Technology, and Society Program, the Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing, and the Michigan Institute for Data Science. Visiting Scholars will be expected to give a brown-bag seminar related to their research at least once during the fellowship period.

Visiting scholars are likely to be mid to late career faculty whose research focuses on the intersections between science, technology, policy, and society. We are particularly interested in scholars working on promoting equity and justice in science, technology, and related policies. Scholars could join the STPP Program for a semester or up to two years. Scholars at earlier career stages should consider applying for our post-doctoral fellowship programs

Applicants will be evaluated for their fit with the Program’s intellectual strengths and substantive research foci. Accordingly, both the research statement and the supporting letter(s) should clearly address the question of fit.

Applicants for non-stipendiary fellowships should apply by email to [email protected]. Applicants should submit the following:

  • A description of research interests and reasons for seeking affiliation with the University of Michigan STPP Program (no more than 1000 words);
  • A curriculum vitae

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