Scholars & Fellows

Visiting Professorships
Visiting Scholars
Professional Fellows Program
Edmundo O’Gorman Fellows Program

Visiting Professorships

EDWARD LAROCQUE TINKER VISITING PROFESSOR

Columbia University is one of five major universities to have a professorship endowed by the Tinker Foundation. The goal of the Tinker Visiting Professor (TVP) program is to bring to the campus pre-eminent scholars and professionals (journalists, writers, artists, public officials, etc.) who are citizens of Latin America or the Iberian Peninsula as a means of encouraging contact and collaboration.
A Tinker Visiting Professor usually offers to teach (or co-teach) one course – a mixed graduate/undergraduate specialized seminar in his/her field of expertise. The visitor is asked also to give a public lecture. The Tinker Professor will be supported by a stipend, office space at the Institute of Latin American Studies, assistance in arranging Columbia housing, travel reimbursements, and part-time research assistance. Funding can also be made available to support conferences or other events at the University related to the visitor’s fields of interest during or following their semester of residence.
Please visit the page for additional information.

RUTH CARDOSO CHAIR

CAPES, FAPESP, Columbia University and the Fulbright Commission established a visiting professorship for Brazilian scholars in 2009 in honor of the former Brazilian First Lady and renowned sociologist Ruth Cardoso. The Ruth Cardoso Chair is aimed at Brazilian teachers and researchers with proven experience in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on Contemporary Brazil history, anthropology, political science and sociology.
Recipients teach courses and engage in research at Columbia University for one or two semesters, enriching the school´s teaching and research on Brazil, while benefiting from collaborative opportunities and resources at Columbia University. Recipients receive a monthly stipend, housing, round trip airfare, moving allowance, and health insurance. Additional information about the program, as well as current and past recipients of the Ruth Cardoso Chair can be found here.


Visiting Scholars

VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM

If you are interested in applying to the Visiting Scholar program, please download the VS Guidelines Information and Application Form.

VISITING SCHOLARS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2016-2017
  • ALAN L. PEREIRA, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), U.S.
  • ALESSANDRO GOLOMBIEWSKI TEIXEIRA, Movimento Brasil Competitivo, Brazil.
  • ALVARO MORCILLO LAIZ, Center for Teaching and Research in Economics (CIDE), Mexico.
  • ANGEL COLLADO SCHWARZ, Fundación Voz del Centro, Puerto Rico.
  • BERNARDO VEGA, Dominican Academy of History, Dominican Republic.
  • CAROLINA KUENERZ HAEGLER, Brava Foundation, Brazil.
  • DANA BRABLEC SKLENAR, University of Cambridge, U.K.
  • DIEGO EUGENIO PIZETTA, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • EDUARDO FIGUEIREDO CAVALHEIRO LEITE, Comunitas, Brazil.
  • EDUARDO LUÍS CAMPOS LIMA, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • ELIZEU DE OLIVEIRA CHAVES JUNIOR, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), U.S.
  • ETIENE COELHO MARTINS, Center for Studies in Economic and Social Rights, Brazil.
  • JULIE MÉTAIS, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France.
  • KALINE ZENI, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
  • LISANDRO CAÑÓN, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • LUCIA NADER, Independent Researcher, Brazil.
  • MARIA FILOMENA GREGORI, State University of Campinas, Brazil.
  • MARIA LUCIANA ZORZOLI, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.
  • MARIO GARCIA-MOLINA, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
  • MAXIMILIANO VALDERRAMA ESPINOSA, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia.
  • MYRIAM FERNANDA PERRET, Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Argentina.
  • NORMA ELIZONDO MAYER SERRA, Independent Researcher, Mexico.
  • PAULO BERGAMO DOS SANTOS, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • PEDRO LUIZ COSTA CAVALCANTE, Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea), Brazil.
  • ROGERIO TAKAYANAGI, TIM Brazil
  • RAFAEL PETRY TRAPP, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil.
  • ROMINA QUEZADA MORALES, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico.
  • SERGIO KOPINSKI EKERMAN, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil.
  • SOLEDAD LOAEZA TOVAR,  El Colegio de México, Mexico.
  • TULIO SILVA SENE, Federal University of Uberlandia, Brazil.
  • VALÉRIA NADER, Sociedade Brasileira para o Progresso da Comunicacao Democratica, Brazil.
  • VIRGINIA MARISOL ESCOBEDO AGUIRRE, El Colegio de Michoacán, Mexico.

For a list of past scholars, click here.


 

Professional Fellows

ILAS PROFESSIONAL FELLOWS PROGRAM

The ILAS Professional Fellows Program provides Latin America focused mid-career professionals with a one-of-a-kind research and learning community at one of the world’s most prestigious universities and within a dynamic city. The Program is designed for professionals from the fields of government, media, non-profit and business. For researchers with a current academic affiliation (e.g., faculty, postdocs, and graduate students) please see above for information about the ILAS Visiting Scholars Program.

While at ILAS, Professional Fellows play an active role in ILAS-sponsored policy forums, brown bag seminars, and other special events. They are also encouraged to participate in the rich programming offered throughout the University as well as pursue other professional interests across the campus.

Fellows also have the opportunity to develop their respective research areas and interests with scholars and faculty throughout Columbia University, such as the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Business School, Law School, and the School of Journalism.

Columbia’s distinguished academic and research institutions creates a perfect learning environment for Professional Fellows to reflect on their careers, exchange perspectives and acquire new skills and contacts. This experience if further enriched by the diverse organizations and events in New York City, which provide unique opportunities for research, networking, and professional advancement.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

As an ILAS Professional Fellow you have the following benefits.

  • Opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of Columbia’s distinguished experts in the participant’s field of interest
  • Access to various University libraries and other facilities
  • Option to audit courses throughout the University with the permission of the course instructor
  • Opportunity to publicize the results of their research
PROGRAM FEE

The program fee for an ILAS Professional Fellow is $10,000 per semester. For those affiliated with a non-profit institution, we offer a discounted rate of $5,000 per semester. Please Note that Professional Fellows are responsible for their own travel and living expenses. In addition to program fees, you will need at least $2800 per month for yourself to cover living expenses. If your family intends to accompany you, an additional $1,000 per month for your spouse and $500 per month per child is required.

APPLYING TO THE PROGRAM

Those interested in applying to the Professional Fellows Program, please download an application form which includes full details on requirements.

DEADLINES

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but should be submitted at least 3 months prior to desired start date for the ILAS Professional Fellows Program. Please note that the Columbia University semesters go from September to December and January to May.

For further information or questions please contact:

Esteban Andrade, Program Manager, at eaa2127@columbia.edu


 

Edmundo O’Gorman Fellows Program

O’GORMAN FELLOWS

The Edmundo O’Gorman Scholars Program provides financing for short‐term (four to eight‐week) visits to Columbia by scholars and scientists from any discipline who are working in Mexican institutions of higher education. The Program is supported by the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT) of Mexico; its purpose is to strengthen scholarly ties between Columbia and the academic and research community of Mexico. Its name honors Edmundo O’Gorman (1906‐1995), one of the most influential Mexican historians of the twentieth century.

More details about the program and how to apply (PDF).

CURRENT O’GORMAN SCHOLARS:2017
  • MARIA GRISELDA GÜNTHER : “Adaptation to Climate Change Through Water Public Policies in Latin America.” Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Xochimilco. January – March, 2017.
  • JORGE LUIS VOLPI ESCALANTE: “El Caso Florence Cassez-Israel Vallarta.” Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, UNAM. March, 2017.
  • CARLOS BRAVO REGIDOR: “Frank Tannenbaum and the Anarchist Script of the Mexican Revolution / Journalism in Columbia University.” Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE). April, 2017.
  • MERCEDES GONZÁLEZ DE LA ROCHA: “Family, Households and Social Exchange: A Crisis of Trust and Reciprocity.” Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social (CIESAS), Occidente. May – June, 2017.
  • ESTELA ROSELLO SOBERON: “The Self, Emotions, Objects and Geographical Imaginaries Through Travelers’ Letters During XVI-XVII Century: Spain-New World.” Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, UNAM. July – August, 2017.
  • CHRISTOPHER DOMÍNGUEZ MICHAEL: “History of the Mexican literature of the XIX century (1864-1913).” El Colegio de México. September – October, 2017.
  • RODOLFO R. SUÁREZ MOLNAR: “Representation of Poverty in Mexico in the Twentieth Century.” Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. November – December, 2017.

For a list of past fellows, click here