Visiting Scholar Application

The Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Chicago welcomes visiting scholars for intensive, short-term collaboration or independent study that advances both their research and the Center’s research agenda.

Scholars with unique perspectives are encouraged to apply, including those developing rigorous formal models of the life cycles of individuals and families, including models of family formation and dissolution, those making extensive and creative empirical explorations of the life cycle, and scholars conducting ethnographic studies of human development.

Time spent at CEHD will be mutually beneficial. Visiting scholars will be encouraged to sharpen their analytical skills through direct engagement with Center researchers, affiliates, and the university on whole. Through their participation in research, conferences, workshops, and lectures, the visiting scholar will contribute to an exchange of ideas that will enrich CEHD’s research.

Per University of Chicago policy, visiting scholars are unable to receive salary. However, we are able to offer visa sponsorship (if necessary), desk space, and access to the university’s resources, including its libraries. Although the potential visiting scholar may propose a visiting period, duration and timing of the visit is at the discretion of CEHD leadership.

For more information on how to apply, contact