Distinguished Visiting Scholars

As part of a new program within the Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth's Initiative for Global Security (DIGS) invites applications for its distinguished visiting scholars program.  Each year, DIGS selects a number of distinguished academics who will spend 3-12 months at Dartmouth working on their own research projects and collaborating with Dartmouth faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and students. DIGS advances Dartmouth's contributions to international security through research designed to improve policymaking and by promoting direct engagement with foreign policy-makers. It welcomes scholars from any discipline whose research bears on international security (broadly conceived) and has implications for real-world policy choices. 

About the Program

Visiting Scholars are selected competitively on the basis of applicants' qualifications and the relevance of their research to DIGS's mission and objectives. The Initiative offers stipends to visiting scholars meant to supplement leave/sabbatical support. The amount of the stipend depends on length of stay. Visiting scholars are given offices at the Dickey Center and are afforded full access to Dartmouth libraries and facilities.

We are especially interested in scholars who can stay for one or more full terms during the regular academic year. Visiting scholars who wish to join us for the summer term (June 20-August 30) are asked to spend at least one additional term in residence. Visiting Scholars are expected to be in residence.

Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates.

To apply, fill in the form below and upload your letter of interest outlining objectives of the visit, research plans, and an estimate of the amount of support needed, as well as a current CV. The DIGS faculty committee will review applications for the 2022-23 Academic Year in January. Any questions, or inquiries, please email

Visiting Scholar Application

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