Welcome to the School of Public Affairs International
Visiting Scholar Information page. SPA
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
SPA for periods ranging from six months to two years.
Unfortunately, we have limited space, so we must limit our
International Visiting Scholars to those who most closely fit the following
- An outstanding record of research and/or
service (applications from Fulbright Scholars are welcomed)
- A research agenda that aligns with
research interests of current SPA faculty (with preference given to those
who have already arranged to conduct research with individual SPA faculty)
- Strong spoken and written English language
- A willingness to facilitate future
partnerships between SPA and the scholar’s home country/agency
- Sufficient funding to meet the
requirements of the UCD Office of International Affairs and the U.S.
To learn more about SPA’s faculty and their research
interests, go to:
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,
described at http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/InternationalPrograms/OIA/ISSS/HRImmigrationAdministrator/Pages/J-1Scholar.aspx.
Currently SPA has five Visiting Scholars in residence, all
- Mr. Jinil Jeong is
conducting research on local government.
- Mr. Soo Yeon Lee is
conducting research on non-profits and museum management.
- Ms. Hyun Sook Lee is
working with SPA faculty member Dr. Mary Guy on research involving
emotional labor in public agencies.
- Ms. Nan Young Lee, from
the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, is conducting
research on education reform with SPA faculty member Dr. Brian Gerber and
Dr. Mary Klute, Director of Research for the Buechner Institute for
- Ms. Chae Sook Ma is
conducting research on local government practices and policies.
In the summer of 2012, Professor Luis Sanz-Menendez and
Professor Laura Castro-Cruz from the CSIC Institute
of Public Goods and Policies in Spain will collaborate with SPA faculty member
Dr. Chris Weible on policy process issues related to science and
technology. In December of 2012, Ms.
Xiaojun Lv from China is scheduled to come to SPA and conduct research on
emotional labor with SPA faculty Member Dr. Mary Guy.
In 2010 SPA hosted Professor
Daniel Nohrstedt from Sweden, who collaborated with SPA faculty members Dr.
Chris Weible and Dr. Brian Gerber on emergency management policy.
you are interested in applying to be an International Visiting Scholar at SPA,
please send a letter of inquiry describing how you meet the above requirements
and a current curriculum vitae or resume to Scott Steinbrecher, Coordinator of
International Student Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Scott with any questions
that you have.