The Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (ISSI) welcomes foreign and domestic scholars to apply for short and long term residence at the UC Berkeley campus. ISSI provides scholars with access to office space (if available), participation in Institute and campus programs and events, and a lively intellectual community. Scholars are expected to provide their own funding. Scholars are given an opportunity to publish their papers on the California Digital Library and to share their work with graduate students, faculty, and community members.
Procedure for applying to be a visiting scholar at ISSI:
1. Please send your request to be a visiting scholar at ISSI to Christine Trost (see address below). Requests for visiting scholar positions at ISSI must include:
2. Requests will be reviewed twice a year to determine if the proposed research complements ISSI work and if space is available.
Deadlines for Reviewing Visiting Scholar Applications:
Requests to visit during the spring semester must be received by July 1 of the previous year. Requests to visit during the fall semester must be received by January 1 of the same year. Visiting scholar applicants will be notified of the Director's decision within three weeks of these deadlines.
3. If accepted as a visiting scholar, the scholar will pay a University administrative services fee ($750) and an ISSI Visiting Researcher fee of $500, in addition to any visa fees (if applicable).
Dr. Deborah Lustig, Associate Director, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, 2420 Bowditch Street, MC 5670 University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-5670
E-mail: dlustig AT berkeley.edu
For more information about Visiting Scholar requirements for domestic and international scholars, and for information about assistance provided through the University's Visiting Scholars Program (e.g., finding housing, gaining access to the University's libraries, gyms, and art galleries), please consult the following University of California websites:
Visiting Scholars and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA): https://vspa.berkeley.edu
International Office: https://internationaloffice.berkeley.edu/home