Sponsored Scholars-in-Residence Program

The Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture (CMBC) invites CMBC Faculty Affiliates to nominate colleagues at other universities and research institutions for our inaugural Sponsored Scholars-in-Residence program. This program allows our affiliates to host an on-leave colleague or collaborator from another university or research institute for a one-month residence.  The goal is to enhance meaningful interaction with a visiting scholar who has the potential to foster interdisciplinary dialog and/or stimulate interdisciplinary research or teaching collaborations on campus. 

A stipend of up to $3,000 will be provided to the visiting scholar to cover travel costs and living expenses during the residency.  Office space on campus and library privileges will also be provided.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

The application form is located here. Email your completed application form to cmbc@emory.edu.


Nominator: Any tenure- or lecture-track faculty affiliate of the Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture is eligible to nominate a scholar-in-residence candidate.

Candidate Scholar: Any full-time faculty member (or equivalent) at a U.S. or international university or research institution is eligible to be nominated as a scholar-in-residence.

Application Materials

  1. Application form, completed and submitted by the sponsoring Emory faculty affiliate (in consultation with the candidate visitor as appropriate).
  2. Description (max. 2 pages) of candidate visitor’s research, relevance to the interests of faculty and students within the Emory community, and specific proposed activities (such as guest lecturing in a class, hosting a lunch discussion, giving a talk, or offering a tutorial) that would benefit the Emory community.
  3. The CV of the nominated scholar-in-residence candidate

Selection Criteria

Priority will be given to nominations that exhibit

  • Interdisciplinary scholarship relating to mind, brain, and/or culture that is anchored to empirical science
  • Potential relevance to multiple faculty, labs, departments or programs
  • Relevance to a course or courses being offered or student projects being conducted
  • Potential impact of on-campus activities for the CMBC’s constituents and the broader Emory community