The Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) has established a Visiting Scholars Program where individuals can pursue their writing and research. Each year IISE welcomes a number of visiting scholars to participate in research initiatives from different global regions.

The purpose of the IISE Visiting Scholars Program is to bring scholars in the field of education, or affiliated fields, to the University of Pittsburgh in order to further their own research. The Program offers opportunities for scholars to collaborate with IISE affiliated faculty members on shared scholarly and research-related interests. It also helps to create an international network for scholars at any stage of their career assisting them in their professional development. Finally, the Program demonstrates the active role IISE plays in generating innovative research through participating scholars from diverse disciplinary, institutional, and geographic backgrounds.

The Visiting Scholars Program provides access to the university’s research facilities, including library, laboratories, software, and where possible office space within the Institute. In addition to providing an ideal setting for independent research, visiting scholars participate in IISE’s annual Symposium Series of lectures that serves as a forum for scholars to present their findings. Publication opportunities are also available to participating scholars through IISE’s Working Paper Series. Over several decades of hosting visiting scholars, the Program has grown in stature and visibility.

If you are interested in participating in IISE’s Visiting Scholars Program, please contact us at iise@pitt.edu. Visiting scholar applicants should submit the following documents to be considered.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Proposal
  • Letter of Funding
  • Valid Passport