From time to time, our School hosts visiting faculty, professional, or postdoctoral researchers from other institutions around the world. (We do not host predoctoral or undergraduate research visitors.) Visiting researchers use their own funding to spend time at UW-Madison, engaging their scholarship with that of our faculty, staff, and students.
Our ability to host visiting researchers is extremely limited, and is contingent on the availability of both office space and staff time. A candidate wishing to propose a research visit must first be personally recommended by a faculty member of the School with whom the candidate shares a clear scholarly history, collaborative project, or research interest. Once a faculty member has agreed to sponsor the request of the visiting research candidate, that faculty member brings the candidate’s proposal and cv to a department meeting for formal approval by the Executive Committee. The proposal must be presented at least three months in advance of the start of the proposed visit date. The Executive Committee considers the needs of the School’s students, faculty and staff, including the availability of office space and the availability of staff time, in choosing whether the School will host any particular visiting researcher. The vote of the Executive Committee on all proposed research visits is final.
Unfortunately, due to the large volume of inquiries we receive, we generally cannot respond to unsolicited and unsponsored requests for visiting research positions.