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The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy: Visiting Scholars


The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, invites college and university professors with established records of scholarship to apply for appointments as Visiting Scholars for the academic year running from August 17, 2020 to May 16, 2021.

All Visiting Scholars will spend an academic year in residence at UW–Madison. They enjoy access to the Memorial Union and a wide range of other facilities and activities throughout the University. Visiting Scholars are expected to devote full time to their proposed research. They are, however, also expected to attend or to participate in various activities of the Center, including faculty-graduate student seminars, colloquia, and public lectures. All CSLD Visiting Scholars must have a doctorate or equivalent degree. Fellowships are open to all regardless of citizenship. Visiting Scholars normally receive a stipend of up to one-half their academic-year salary. The fellows’ home institutions are expected to provide at least half of their academic-year salaries in addition to all benefits.

The deadline to apply is January 15, 2020.

Application Evaluation

Applications are evaluated on the basis of:

  1. the significance of the proposed research;
  2. the quality of the applicant’s past research;
  3. the contribution the applicant is likely to make to higher education in the future;
  4. and the contribution the applicant is likely to make to the intellectual life of the Center.

Application Instructions

For full consideration, applicants are required to submit an application to A complete application includes the following:

  1. a curriculum vitae;
  2. a scholarly paper written in the past three years;
  3. a statement (no more than 1,500 words) describing the proposed research;
  4. contact information for two references;
  5. a confidential statement that indicates the applicant’s salary for the current academic year, what financial support their home institution and other sources are likely to provide, and what support they are likely to need from the Center.

Please address any inquiries to:

Richard Avramenko
Director of the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy
Web address:

For more information and to apply, click here >>

The deadline to apply is January 15, 2020 for appointments beginning in August 2020. Awards will be announced no later than April 2020.



The Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy at the University of Wisconsin – Madison seeks to promote appreciation and critical understanding of the cardinal principles and institutions of liberal democracy while advancing intellectual diversity. These principles and institutions include constitutionalism and rule of law, the meaning and scope of freedom and free markets in a democratic order, the place and role of religion in liberal democracies, and competition between liberal democracy and competing ideologies, including various forms of autocracy and new political religions.

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