Visiting Scholar Program

In order to promote research and practice on peace, conflict, and sustainability, AC4 has a Visiting Scholar program which has played an important role in developing our initiatives and continuing to support our core mission. This unique opportunity allows the most promising candidates in the field of peace and conflict resolution to conduct independent research at Columbia University. AC4 Visiting Scholars also have the opportunity to develop research partnerships and utilize the numerous resources available to them at both the Earth Institute and Columbia University, including access to Columbia University libraries, centers and programs.

The Visiting Scholar Program is a good fit for PhD students in their dissertation phase, scholars who have recently been awarded their degrees and would like to continue their research, and scholars who are on sabbatical. Please note that the Visiting Scholars positions for the 2024-2025 academic year are now closed. If you fall into one of these categories and are interesting in this program, please send a letter of interest describing the project and how it aligns to one of AC4's signature projects. Send this letter of interest to [email protected] with the subject line "Visiting Scholar Interest" to be considered for future academic years. We thank you for your interest. 

In addition to the regular Visiting Scholar Program, the Environment, Peace, and Sustainability Program at AC4 also has a Visiting Scholar partnership on sustainable human development with the Agirre Lehendakaria Center for Social and Political Studies (ALC) in the Basque Country.