MCPS regularly hosts visiting postdoctoral fellows for varying periods of time, ranging from a few weeks to an entire year. MCPS does not provide financial support to visiting postdoctoral fellows. The intellectual life of MCPS is greatly enriched by visitors from around the globe who bring fresh perspectives and questions, often reflecting their experience in a diversity of fields and schools of thought. Visiting postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate weekly in the activities of at least one of Center’s research groups (BIG, FIG, PIG, or the CtrDG) and to attend the Friday afternoon SST colloquium talks as well as special MCPS lectures. In addition, visitors are welcome to join graduate seminar courses, including courses taught by faculty in the Philosophy Department, Program of History of Science Technology, and Medicine, and other departments and programs. The University of Minnesota has a number of strengths in the sciences and in areas relevant to science and technology studies. Center fellows are encouraged to explore the activities of research groups throughout the University.
Visiting fellows are provided office space in Heller Hall, library privileges, and internet access to a number of journals and index services. MCPS can help visitors arrange housing ahead of time and provide other administrative assistance to make sure visits are intellectually exciting, productive, and fun. At this time, MCPS cannot provide stipends for visiting fellows. But we can offer a lively and stimulating intellectual environment.