The Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at UC Berkeley welcomes applications from scholars and researchers in higher education from all over the world to conduct research related to the Center’s areas of expertise. We provide a scholarly home for Visiting Scholars for periods of one to 12 months. Short-term visits can also be arranged by contacting CSHE.
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Selection Criteria for Visiting Scholars
Applicants must hold a doctoral degree for at least five years.
Conduct research focusing on higher education.
Applicants must have a clear reason for basing their research at CSHE and at UC Berkeley.
Candidates are required to pursue research related to one of the areas of expertise at CSHE and to contact the CSHE scholar directly.
The research needs to be conducted at CSHE, but may include other parts of California or other universities for short periods.
If accepted, the CSHE scholar whose research is related to applicant’s will become the “sponsor.”
Visiting Scholars are expected to be in residence at UC Berkeley for a minimum of one month to a maximum of 12 months.
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Privileges and Responsibilities
A CSHE Researcher will be your sponsor and will meet with you regularly to discuss your research.
You are expected to participate in the Center's scholarly life and programs, which include lectures, seminars, and conferences throughout the academic year.
CSHE holds regular Visiting Scholar meetings with the Center’s staff and affiliates.
For those Visiting Scholars staying more than one month, you will enjoy full access to UC Berkeley’s libraries and electronic resources and will receive a University e-mail account for the duration of your stay. Additionally, you will have access to shared office space.
You will be expected to make presentations on your research, including a final public presentation about the outcome of your research while at CSHE.
Our expectation is that you will submit a research paper for consideration for the Center’s Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS).
Those planning a longer stay are encouraged to apply a year in advance. CSHE reviews applications for visiting scholars twice a year. Preference is given to applications submitted before the deadlines.
For arrival during the Spring Semester (January 5 – May 15) – deadline is September 15
For arrival during the Fall Semester (August 15 – December 20) – deadline is February 15
Application instructions can be found on the CSHE website: