Disaster Research Center

DRC Welcomes Long-term Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars are individuals who come from another institution to DRC for a period of time lasting more than (1) week. We are pleased to welcome visiting scholars and officials from around the world who may be interested in using our extensive specialized disaster library (presently consisting of some 70,000 documents), who will want to pursue their own research or to work with our faculty and students on collaborative research projects. Visiting scholars can receive a University of Delaware ID card for access to Morris Library (the University’s main library on campus), computers, the internet, and parking. For general information, visit UD’s Office of International Students & Scholars Information for Visiting Scholars. For specific information about the arrival and orientation process, click here.

Applicants who are meeting specific funding deadlines must contact DRC at least three (3) months in advance of the due date. We cannot guarantee that applications submitted within three (3) months will be reviewed and processed in time to meet the deadline.

DRC often receives dozens of requests from students and faculty applying as part of the China Scholarship Council program. To ensure that DRC is accessible to scholars from a broad range of countries, those applying from China for stays over (2) months in duration should apply by October 15th the year prior to the proposed visit.

Visiting Scholar Application
DRC Visiting Scholar Application

Many thanks for your interest in the Disaster Research Center. We are pleased to welcome both international and domestic visiting scholars. To apply to be a long-term DRC Visiting Scholar or to visit the ELQ Collection, please answer the following questions and attach the requested documents.

Contact Information

First Name Last Name
If unknown or N/A, please state so.

Purpose of Visit to DRC

We ask for a short discussion of your research, so that we can be sure suitable faculty and staff will be available for meeting or consultation.

Additional Requirements

As part of our application process, visiting scholars are required to provide DRC with a letter of recommendation, curriculum vitae, and participate in a Skype or telephone interview, unless otherwise instructed. An interview will be schedule upon review of this form. Scholars ONLY visiting DRC to use the ELQ Collection (for a period of less than 2 weeks) are not required to submit a letter of recommendation or participate in a Skype interview. For questions about visiting the ELQ, please email elq-resource@udel.edu.
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