The Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) is pleased to solicit applications from faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences for its Scholar-in-Residence Program. This opportunity, supported by the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts & Sciences, will be provided during either the fall semester 2019 or spring semester 2020 based on the candidate’s preference. Xiaodong Chen from the Department of Geography was the Fall 2018 Scholar-in-Residence. As a result, faculty members from Geography are ineligible for the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 program.

DEADLINE: Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019. 

Guidelines for Scholar-in-Residence Program, Fall 2019/Spring 2020

Application for Scholar-in-Residence Program, Fall 2019/Spring 2020

For further information, view the video and read the information below, or contact: Todd Owen, Associate Director, Center for Urban and Regional Studies

Video: Elizabeth Olson talks about her experience as the 2016-17 CURS Scholar-in-Residence. 

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. Twenty-one CURS Scholars-in-Residence have generated more than $2.2 million in grant funds through this program.

Carmen Gutierrez, assistant professor of public policy at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Carmen Gutierrez, assistant professor of public policy at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Carmen Gutierrez, assistant professor of public policy, is the 2019-2020 Scholar-in-Residence. Her research explores issues at the intersection of immigration, the criminal justice system and health, with an emphasis on how inequalities arise across race, ethnicity and citizenship. A central theme of her work is the use of statistical and spatial methods to address research questions that inform contemporary policy concerns. Gutierrez’s research plan for her time as Scholar-in-Residence is to examine the relationship between the involvement of the criminal justice system and health outcomes in the United States. She also plans to update current knowledge of the adverse health consequences of criminal justice involvement in the time period following implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Read about our past Scholars-in-Residence