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The Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement invites proposals from Colby faculty for the Center’s Visiting Fellows Program. The Visiting Fellows Program gives faculty members the opportunity to invite a scholar, politician, activist or social entrepreneur to spend a week or more at Colby.
● for the faculty member: a possibility to start or complete a project (e.g., a professional paper or research proposal) with a colleague from another state/country;
● for students: an opportunity to hear from, meet and interact with experts and to learn from their work and experience; and
● for the fellow: a chance to work with a colleague, access Colby’s library resources, and experience life in a small liberal arts campus.
Funding: The Goldfarb Center will offer four fellowships, each one for a maximum of $5,000. This amount is expected to cover travel, lodging, and related expenses. Any proposed honorarium for a Visiting Fellow should be based upon the program and should include possible collaboration with the host faculty member’s academic department or program or with other groups on campus.
● a brief review of the fellow’s work (including his/her CV) and the connection to the Colby faculty member
● a brief description of the collaborative work to be undertaken during the fellow’s time at Colby
● a brief description of the connection of that work to the mission of the Goldfarb Center
● a brief plan for the contributions that the Fellow will make to the campus (i.e. planned program)
● an indication of dates during the spring semester that would be best for the Fellow’s visit
● a detailed budget that includes travel expenses, research or related materials, anticipated lodging and meal costs, as well as honorarium.
In the case of international visitors, the faculty should be aware that he/she is responsible for working with Colby Controller Rubin Rivera and his team to obtain the appropriate U.S. visa and tax information to complete the necessary pre-visit documents. This should be done well in advance of the Fellow’s intended visit.