Visiting Scholar Program

Visiting Scholar Program Application 2018

The Institute is currently seeking Visiting Scholars for the 2018-2019 cohort.

The Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute (Institute) invites selected scholars to a residency at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to pursue their research and work on projects related to the Institute's main mission of increasing economic opportunity and inclusive growth.

Multiple Visiting Scholar positions: typically a nine-month academic year or a three-month quarterly term for scholars. The program typically runs from September 1 through June 30.

All scholars are competitively compensated and receive office space at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, which includes an academic library facility. Additionally, scholars are supported by research analysts and administrative staff including assistance in gaining access to and proficiency with limited-access Federal Reserve System datasets relevant to the Institute’s mission.

Eligibility and Guidelines:

All applicants must have a Ph.D. in the social sciences with a demonstrated ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. The Institute does not accept applications from doctoral or other graduate students.

Consideration for visa-support is limited to accepted applicants with nine-month academic year terms.

Application Process:

  1. Follow instructions to create a candidate account and complete the application form.
  2. Attach and submit an up-to-date CV within the candidate portal.
  3. Attach and submit a brief research proposal through the candidate portal describing the project to be undertaken while in residence at the Institute (note: no more than 2 pages, single spaced, with standard 11- or 12-point font and 1-inch margins—excluding up to 2 pages of references and figures/tables). Supplementary materials such as papers and recommendations are not accepted.

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Selection Process:

All applications undergo an initial internal screening to assess the strength and relevance of the research proposal. The applications that pass the internal screening are sent out for external review by the advisory board of the Institute. The final selection decisions are made by a committee internal to the Institute after consulting with the advisory board. Distinction of senior visiting scholar will be made for selected candidates with more than six years of post-doctoral experience.

Deadlines:

Applications for residence during the 2018-2019 academic year will be accepted until February 9, 2018. Decisions will be made by March 9, 2018 with notification the following week.

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