Supporting Professional Goals

We connect faculty with opportunities for research, scholarship, programming and policy impact. 

Associate Dean for Research Hope M. Harrison is available to discuss your priorities and funding needs.

To request an appointment, email Kaylie Brassfield (kbrassfield@gwu.edu).

Our Services

  • Identify funding
  • Prepare budget
  • Furnish supporting documents
  • Review proposals for alignment with sponsor guidelines
  • Track proposals during internal review and approval
  • Ensure timely submission
  • Promote faculty accomplishments

Visiting Scholar Program

The Elliott School invites applications from U.S. and international scholars for research and writing on topics related to the substantive focuses of our research centers and affiliated programs. Visiting scholars participate fully in the intellectual life of the Elliott School and The George Washington University, including special events, lectures, workshops, conferences, and other activities. Interested researchers may apply to one or more of the Elliott School's centers and institutes for consideration for appointment as Visiting Scholars. Selected applicants will be nominated by the director of the relevant center or institute for consideration by the Associate Dean for Research.

Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (CISTP)

Those interested in becoming Visiting Scholars should submit a letter of interest with details on your intended research project to Director Allison Macfarlane (amacfarlane@gwu.edu) at least four (4) months in advance of their requested start time.  More details about the IISTP Visiting Scholar program can be found here.

Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES)

Interested scholars should send their CV, a 2-page description of their research project, and the proposed dates of residency to ieresgwu@gwu.edu. A more detailed description of the IERES Visiting Scholar program and what should be included in the research proposal can be found here.

Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP)

Scholars should contact iiep@gwu.edu for more information on the visiting scholar program at IIEP.

Institute for African Studies

Scholars should contact iafs@gwu.edu for more information on the visiting scholar program.

Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES)

For more information on the Visiting Scholar program at IMES, please contact Associate Director Shana Marshall at smarshall@gwu.edu.

Institute for Security and Conflict Studies (ISCS)

Interested candidates should email a brief research prospectus, curriculum vitae, short writing sample, and a list of references to iscs@gwu.edu.  Please see the ISCS website for information about the application process and important deadlines.

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies

The Sigur Center Visiting Scholar program requires interested scholars to submit an Application Form, a one-page description of the research project, a detailed resume or CV, two letters of recommendation, and a description of what resources in the area you will use. Visit this webpage to access the form and find information about important deadlines and requirements.

Space Policy Institute (SPI)

If you are interested in becoming a Visiting Scholar at SPI, send your CV and statement of interest to:

Dr. Scott Pace
Director, Space Policy Institute
Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University
1957 E St., NW, Suite 403
Washington, DC 20052

or electronically at space1@gwu.edu. Visit the SPI webpage for more information about the Visiting Scholar program at SPI.