Atlanta Global Studies Center Calls for Applications to Visiting Scholar Program

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The Atlanta Global Studies Center (AGSC), a consortium of Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) and Georgia State University (GSU) funded in part by a US Department of Education Title VI grant, is soliciting applications from scholars of global studies broadly defined, with a preferred focus on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to serve as Visiting Scholars in Residence at GT. This opportunity allows for research, teaching, and professional development that strengthen ties between the AGSC and scholars, centers, and departments with similar goals around the world. Visitors will also benefit from GT’s world class library system, working with AGSC-affiliated graduated students and leading faculty in various fields both at GT and GSU as well as at partner institutions.   

Applicants may apply to be a visiting scholar for a period of two weeks up to nine months during the fall (mid August-mid December) or spring (mid January-mid May) semester, or both. Starting the residency in the summer semester (mid May-mid August) is also possible. Recent PhD recipients and junior scholars are particularly encouraged to apply.  Scholars will be expected to give guest lectures, public presentations, or contribute to instruction, when appropriate.  

Visiting scholars provide their own financial support during the residency; including travel to/from Atlanta, housing, living expenses, subsistence, and any incidentals. Fees to cover hosting expenses may be collected ($1000/one-time plus $100 /month) but reduced rates and waivers may be available. AGSC may provide an honorarium of up to $500, upon completion of a public presentation. A video interview may be conducted before the final decision. Please note that this program does not provide visa sponsorship. 

AGSC provides scholars office space, GT library and internet access, and an orientation upon arrival. Scholars should utilize their time at GT to collaborate with AGSC faculty affiliates on relevant research projects and to develop and improve courses and lectures on global studies/SDGs topics. In the application, Scholars are encouraged, but not required, to propose contributing to a graduate seminar course on a global/SDGs topic. 

To apply, send all materials by email attachment to on or before the posted deadline. All materials must be in English.  Announcement of awards will be made as soon as possible after the application deadlines. For questions, please email

Spring 2020 Deadline: September 15, 2019
Summer 2020 Deadline: January 15, 2020

For more information or to apply, please visit the website with all of the details: AGSC Funding Opportunities


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