Visiting Scholars Program

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PHMC’s R&E Group is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Visiting Scholars Program. The Visiting Scholars Program, initiated in 2018, provides a unique opportunity for academic researchers working in the social, educational and behavioral sciences to pursue their research in collaboration with PHMC researchers and practitioners. We invite applications from a diversity of Scholars and disciplines, but for the 2020-2021 program year are seeking Scholars whose research is focused in addictions and criminal justice, early childhood education, and hepatitis C. Because of the requirement for researchers to work collaboratively with teams at PHMC, the Visiting Scholar Program is best suited to researchers who are within commuting distance of Philadelphia (e.g., MD, NJ, PA, NY and DE).

Welcome Dr. Jeffrey T. Ward, 2020-2021 Visiting Scholar

We are pleased to welcome 2020-2021 Visiting Scholar, Dr. Jeffrey Ward to the Research & Evaluation Group. Jeffrey T. Ward, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Criminology, Law & Society (2011) and is a past recipient of the prestigious Harry Frank Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowship.

Dr. Ward’s research focuses on addressing critical research problems in two overarching and complementary areas—developmental and life-course criminology and measurement of criminological constructs. This work forms the foundation for his visiting scholar research at PHMC that will focus on a multi-site data effort to further validate the Risk and Needs Triage (RANT®), a web-based tool designed to help criminal justice professionals place adult drug offenders into appropriate programs and settings. His research takes a developmental and life-course approach to understand stability and behavior change, including investigating the roles that social, psychological, health, role attainment, and criminal justice system contact play in these processes.

The Visiting Scholars Program, initiated in 2018, provides a unique opportunity for academic researchers working in the social, educational and behavioral sciences to pursue their research in collaboration with PHMC researchers and practitioners.

Learn more about the Visiting Scholars Program

The Visiting Scholars Program, initiated in 2018, provides a unique opportunity for academic researchers working in the social, educational and behavioral sciences to pursue their research in collaboration with PHMC researchers and practitioners. We invite applications from a diversity of Scholars and disciplines. Because of the requirement for researchers to work collaboratively with teams at PHMC, the Visiting Scholar Program is best suited to researchers who are within commuting distance of Philadelphia (e.g., MD, NJ, PA, NY and DE). For the 2020-2021 program, we focused on seeking Scholars whose research is focused in addictions and criminal justice, early childhood education, and hepatitis C.

PHMC awards Visiting Scholar fellowships to researchers who are at least three years beyond the Ph.D. On occasion, the start or end date of the scholarship may be adjusted. Although the amount of time committed by Scholars may vary somewhat, we anticipate that Scholars will devote approximately 16 hours per month to their work with PHMC. This may include work conducted at PHMC or remotely. Ideally, the majority of this time will be spent on-site at PHMC.

Scholars are provided with a work space at PHMC in the Research and Evaluation Group. He/she/they will work closely with research colleagues within the R&E Group. Our goal is to work closely with Visiting Scholars to identify an area of new research, pursue grant funding in support of the research, and work together to successfully implement new research activities. Each Scholar will receive a stipend in the amount of $5,000 to support their work at PHMC.

Application Process:
All applications undergo an initial internal screening for relevance to PHMC’s priority areas. We are seeking a good fit for you and for us.
Click here for a list of frequently asked questions about the PHMC Visiting Scholar Program.

To Apply:

  1. Applications are due to PHMC by June 30, 2020. Scholars will be selected prior to July 30, 2020.
  2. Brief applications can be submitted here.
  3. As part of your application, we ask that you provide a short proposal describing the project to be undertaken while in residence at PHMC (Note: not more than 2 pages single spaced).
  4. Submit an up-to-date abbreviated CV (5 pages maximum) with your application.

Eligibility and Guidelines

All Scholar applicants must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree, and a record of research that demonstrates their ability to conduct high-level, peer-reviewed scholarly research. Applicants must be at least 3 years beyond the Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree (e.g., DrPH).

Selection Criteria:

All Visiting Scholar applications are reviewed by a selection committee at PHMC comprised of researchers and practitioners. The selection of Visiting Scholars is based on both an individual’s demonstrated record of research accomplishment and the merit of the applicant’s proposed project. Several criteria are given special consideration in the selection process, including alignment of the proposed research with priority research focus areas. We also are committed to including talented early career Scholars and to promote racial/ethnic, gender and disciplinary diversity in each year’s cohort.

This program is made possible with support from the Public Health Fund.

 

Applications for the 2021-2022 Visiting Scholars Program – coming soon.