The University of Iowa School of Planning and Public Affairs has a strong commitment to working with foreign scholars. Half of our faculty were born outside of the U.S. and each of them, as well as other faculty, have worked with scholars from other countries. We therefore welcome visiting scholars from other countries to spend time working with our faculty here at Iowa. We also welcome domestic scholars to spend time here. Visiting scholars will be assigned a workspace, access to faculty, and the opportunity to visit classes.
Visiting scholars typically spend a semester or an academic year (two semesters) at the University of Iowa. Our semesters run from late August to mid-December and then from mid-January to mid-May and it is usually best to time your arrival to fit this schedule, especially since these are the times during which our faculty will be teaching their courses and be available for working with visiting scholars. Additionally, rental housing in Iowa City follows the academic year.
Applications are to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include:
Applications are due no later than June 1 preceding the fall semester or October 1 for the spring semester.
Fees are charged on a semester basis:
For questions about our visiting scholar program, please e-mail email@example.com.