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Centennial Center Visiting Scholar Program



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The Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs assists scholars from the United States and abroad whose research and teaching would benefit from a stay in Washington, D.C. and access to the resources available in the nation's capital. The Center can host scholars for short periods to extended periods of time, ranging from weeks to months. 

Applications to the Visiting Scholar Program are accepted on a rolling basis. The Centennial Center, its facilities, and research support programs continue to be made possible in part through the generous donations of APSA members.

Who is eligible?

Your membership with APSA must be active in order to apply for the Visiting Scholar Program. Senior or junior faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, and advanced graduate students are all strongly encouraged to apply. A grant from one of the Centennial Center research funds can be used in concert with a visiting scholar desk, but is not required.

Does the program cover my expenses?

Although APSA is delighted to provide work space to scholars for the Visiting Scholar Program, a seat in the Center does not cover research or living expenses in Washington, DC during your stay. 

In lieu of a stipend, many Visiting Scholars apply for a Centennial Center fellowship or research grant, and use their grant funds to cover the travel costs and research expenses of their trip. For more information on the Center's research grant program, check the official website. Although applications to the Visiting Scholar Program are accepted on a rolling basis, grant applications to the Center are considered separately from applications to the Visiting Scholar Program on a fixed schedule with three deadlines per year.

How to apply?

Applications for the Centennial Center visiting scholar program require:

  • A copy of the applicant's CV
  • An abstract (1 page in length)
  • Project statement (up to five pages in length) including a detailed description of the topic; the originality of the proposed study; a summary of the basic ideas and hypotheses; the methodology to be used; the present status of your research; the materials that will be used, and the importance of Washington-area resources to your research. 
  • Two recommendations are required for visiting scholar applications for a stay of one month or longer.

Applications for the Centennial Center Visiting Scholar Program are accepted on a rolling basis.The application can be found on the official website.

If you are interested in a Centennial Center research grant to accompany your visit, applications for that program are considered separately from applications to the Visiting Scholar Program. 


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Publish Date
May 03, 2016




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