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.
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.