Scholar-in-Residence Program

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The CURS Scholar-in-Residence Program is designed to encourage faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences to develop and submit research proposals to external funding sources. This competitive program provides a course buy-out and funds for proposal development expenses so that faculty members in the social and behavioral sciences can develop large, ideally interdisciplinary, research proposals. In addition, the CURS Scholar-in-Residence will have full administrative support from the Center’s financial and clerical support staff. The Center is able to offer the Scholar-in-Residence program through support from the Dean’s Office in the College of Arts and Sciences. Fifteen CURS Scholars-in-Residence have generated more than $2.2 million in grant funds through this program.

CURS is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Olson, associate professor, Geography and Global Studies, is our Scholar-in-Residence for 2016-17. Olson will use this opportunity to work with UNC-Chapel Hill collaborators, and consult with members of the Caregiving Youth Research Collaborative (CYRC), to study the experiences of young adult caregivers (17-25 years old) who are enrolled in post-secondary degree-granting programs. Her proposed project is one branch of a broader research program focused on youth caregivers, or young people who provide essential care for family members suffering from chronic illness, disease, or disability.

Read about our past Scholars-in-Residence

tools from the most recent application cycle

Guidelines for Scholar-in-Residence Program, Fall 2017/Spring 2018

Application for Scholar-in-Residence Program, Fall 2017/Spring 2018