The Benson Center invites applications for sabbatical researchers to visit and serve as Sabbatical Fellows on an ongoing basis. Faculty in fields or with sabbatical projects related to conservative programs, projects, and/or activities of the Center are eligible to apply. Though it is assumed that Sabbatical Fellows will spend much of their time conducting their own research, the Center would expect them to participate in bi-weekly faculty seminars and other activities.

Sabbatical Fellows will be appointed as Visiting Researcher, given office space in the Center, and University of Colorado privileges. Applicants should make every effort to bring their own funding to remain in residence. If such support is not possible, candidates with part-time support can apply for additional support from the Benson Center to match the home institution’s contribution. The number of researchers the Center hires depends on available funding and may vary year to year.

The application for 2024-25 Sabbatical Fellows is now open. Completed Ph.D. or a doctoral degree in progess with a dissertation defense date scheduled is required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The application will officially close on May 31, 2024.

Applications should include:

  • Executive summary of your proposed project (up to 200 words).
  • Cover letter indicating how your work will fit in with the Benson Center's mission (up to 3 pages).
  • CV or resume.
  • Relevant writing sample.
  • A statement indicating the sort of financial support needed.

Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs. Please direct inquiries to