In an effort to facilitate and encourage collaborative research, the DMC established the Visiting Scholars Program in 2005. The aim of the program is to provide opportunities for researchers from outside institutions to connect and collaborate with resident faculty and students.
Senior-level faculty and researchers are invited to work in residence at the DMC as a Visiting Scholar any time during the academic year (September-May). Located in one of the most scenic areas of New England, the DMC is the perfect venue to write papers or books, to conduct field work, or to explore new research directions. We offer a stimulating intellectual atmosphere, a first-rate marine library and state-of-the-art flowing seawater laboratories.
Interested applicants should submit a letter to DMC Director, Dr. Kevin Eckelbarger, outlining their proposed activities while in residence. Application letters will be accepted at any time.
Preference will be given to applicants who will collaborate or interact with resident faculty and students in a way that will be mutually beneficial. Individuals who would like to teach a course or workshop are encouraged to explore this option with the Director although this is not a requirement of the program.
Selected Scholars will receive free furnished housing and office space. Reasonable requests for laboratory space will also be accommodated. Scholars with families are welcome.
Senior faculty in today's world have more practical mobility than those of twenty years ago. With portable computers, email and online journals, it is easy to travel with data and works in progress. You can retreat, detach from the day-to-day, and work on larger projects.
~ Dr. Steve Vogel
The Visiting Scholars Program is obviously great for biologists and marine related researchers, but chemists, physicists and other researchers would thrive here as well. It's a great place.
~Dr. Alexander Werth