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The Eudaimonia Institute (EI) at Wake Forest University invites applications and nominations for Visiting Research Scholars to spend varying lengths of time in residence working on independent research projects related to the Institute’s mission. The Institute offers competitive funding for visitors.

While at Wake Forest, it is expected that EI Research Scholar will:

  1. Pursue an independent research project.
  2. Give at least one public talk.
  3. Seek out collaboration with campus partners, including, where appropriate:
    • Attending departmental colloquia, lectures, talks, and/or social events;
    • Meeting with and/or mentor students;
    • Guest lecturing in relevant classes;
    • Conducting research or teaching workshop(s) with interested faculty and/or students; and
    • Contributing generally to the intellectual life of the Wake Forest community.


Process of Review

Selection of visitors will be made by members of the Faculty Advisory Board of the Eudaimonia Institute based on candidates’ expected contributions to EI’s mission, to original research, and to Wake Forest’s intellectual community.  The process is as follows:

  1. Members of the Institute’s Faculty Advisory Board will review submitted applications.
  2. The Board will make a recommendation to the Executive Director.
  3. If appropriate, relevant departments or units of Wake Forest University will be approached regarding affiliation with the selected candidates.
  4. Invitations will be offered to the selected candidates.