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.