The Visiting Scholar program is open to scholars (educators, professionals, and practitioners) with advanced degrees. Faculty with or without teaching obligations may apply. Only those currently residing in the United States are eligible. The length of stay is typically one semester (approximately 12 weeks). There is no residency requirement.

The Visiting Scholar will carry out independent research on environmental and regional values (broadly defined).

The Visiting Scholar will lead an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students in discussions of his or her research, meeting five times during the semester. The Visiting Scholar will also present on his or her research in a culminating lecture at PIERS.

The award for these activities is $3,000.

Facilities and services available to the Visiting Scholar include the Pace Libraries (Birnbaum, Mortola, and Law Library), an office with a computer, as well as clerical and research support from a student assistant. The Visiting Scholar can also count on an accomplished and enthusiastic Environmental Studies faculty as a valuable resource.

To apply, submit the following materials:

1.   Visiting Scholar Application Form
2.   Research Proposal (topic and plan, approximately 1000 words)
3.   Curriculum Vitae
4.   Names and contact information for two current references.