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The Bedrosian Center is an applied research center on governance at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, established in 2005. The Bedrosian Center is particularly interested in enabling research on governance in its intersections with public administration, urban planning, real estate development, civic engagement, policy development, and policy implementation.

The Bedrosian Center Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Scholar-in-Residence program at the Bedrosian Center encourages postodoctoral scholars to conduct research with USC faculty and in the Los Angeles urban laboratory and to join our community of scholars for up to an academic year.

Scholars-in-Residence at the Bedrosian Center are expected to publish or disseminate their research, participate in the Bedrosian Center’s intellectual community, and be willing to provide service to the Bedrosian Center.

The Bedrosian Center Scholars-in-Residence Program is open to scholars who have received their Ph.D. (or its equivalent). For fields in which a Ph.D. is not required for senior-level scholarship, please include a short explanation in your application cover letter describing your qualifications to conduct doctoral level research. Preference will be given to projects looking to address problems such as poverty; food and water security; obesity; social justice issues; cancer; sustainability and climate change; terrorism; cyber security; aging and dementia; among others.

This Bedrosian Center provides its Scholars-in-Residence with the following: Scholar-in-Residence status at USC Price; access to the USC libraries and library privileges; a library orientation session customized for the purposes of the Scholar-in-Residence’s research; the possibility of USC Price student research assistants; shared office space; shared computer and internet access; and a forum for Bedrosian Center Scholars-in-Residence to present their scholarly or creative work to the USC campus community and the public.

The Scholar-in-Residence is non-stipendiary, and thus Scholars-in-Residence provide their own financial support during the residency. There may be fees associated with being a Bedrosian Center Scholar-in-Residence.

Current Scholar-in-Residence: Brettany Shannon


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