Visiting Scholars Program

The Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, & Crime (C-BERC) welcomes foreign and domestic scholars to apply for short or long term residence (2 to 12 weeks) on campus at the University of Maryland, College Park. C-BERC will provide scholars with access to office space (if available), library access, participation in C-BERC and campus programs and events, and a lively intellectual community. A generous donation by the Fishlinger Family supports scholarships for eligible visitors, up to $5,000 to defray travel costs. In addition, qualified visitors may earn $10,000 for teaching a 12-week on-line course in C-BERC’s professional graduate certificate program. Post-doctoral scholars and faculty on sabbatical with their own funding are also encouraged to apply.  

Visiting scholars are given the opportunity to utilize C-BERC databases, work with affiliated graduate students, faculty, and community members, and share research at C-BERC-sponsored colloquia.

Procedure for applying to be a visiting scholar at C-BERC:

1.  Please send your request to be a visiting scholar to Amy Fluckiger (see address below). Requests for visiting scholar positions at C-BERC must include:

    • A brief letter of nomination indicating the appropriateness of the scholar's research to the mission and community of C-BERC. The nominator can be the Director of C-BERC, another C-BERC Director, or a reference who can comment on the potential visitor’s purpose and fit.
    • The proposed visiting scholar's CV and a brief statement of the research to be undertaken while a visiting scholar at C-BERC.
    • An indication of whether the proposed visiting scholar needs office space and a stipend.
    • The dates of the proposed visit and justification for the requested stipend.

2.  Requests will be reviewed twice a year to determine if the proposed research complements C-BERC work and if space and funds are available.

Deadlines for Reviewing Visiting Scholar Applications:
Requests to visit during the spring semester must be received by July 1 of the previous year. Requests to visit during the fall semester must be received by January 1 of the same year. Visiting scholar applicants will be notified of the Director's decision within three weeks of these deadlines.

3.  If accepted as a visiting scholar, any University administrative services fees, including visa fees (if applicable) will be paid by the visitor. These fees may be deducted from any granted stipend.

Contact Information

Amy Fluckiger, Faculty Assistant
Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, & Crime (C-BERC)
3338 Van Munching Hall 
7699 Mowatt Lane
University of Maryland
College Park, MD  20742
Phone: 301-314-1237
Email: aflick@umd.edu
Website: www.rhsmith.umd.edu/cberc