Visiting Scholars​

CU Denver School of Public Affairs considers visiting scholar applications from individuals who currently hold a faculty or administrative appointment to an institution in their home country (Academic Visiting Scholars) or from persons who currently work for a government agency or nonprofit organization (Research Visiting Scholars). International Visiting Scholars are housed at the School of Public Affairs for periods ranging from six months to two years.


International Visiting Scholars must closely fit the following requirements:

  • An outstanding record of research and/or service (applications from Fulbright Scholars are welcomed)
  • A research agenda that aligns with research interests of current School of Public Affairs faculty (with preference given to those who have already arranged to conduct research with individual faculty members)
  • Strong spoken and written English language skills
  • A willingness to facilitate future partnerships between the School of Public Affairs and the scholar’s home institution/agency
  • Sufficient funding to meet the requirements of CU Denver Office of International Affairs and the U.S. government

Please note that Research Visiting Scholars must pay a fee to the School of Public Affairs, in addition to other funding that may be required by the university or the government. Academic Visiting Scholars are not subject to this fee. All International Visiting Scholars must meet the funding sufficiency guidelines for J-1 scholars and J-2 dependents. In addition, Visiting Scholars must document English Language Proficiency (ELP). Visiting Scholars must also provide proof of health insurance as an individual and for dependents traveling with them.

Become A Visiting Scholar

If you are interested in applying to become an International Visiting Scholar at the School of Public Affairs, please send a letter of inquiry describing how you meet the above requirements and a current curriculum vitae or resume to Professor Christine Martell, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, at​.

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