Apply to Become a Hoffman Visiting Associate

If you are interested in becoming a Paul G. Hoffman Policy and Practice Visiting Associate at Notre Dame, please complete an online application through Interfolio. Please be prepared to provide the following as part of your application:

  • A cover letter addressing the following:
    • Your interest in the Hoffman Visiting Associates Program and specifying your preferred term of stay.
    • The funding amount requested to cover any stipend, travel, housing, and publication/outreach needs during your proposed term.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A description of one or more strategic research publications that will result from your time at Notre Dame in the Hoffman Visiting Associates Program. This should include relevance to present-day global policy issues; potential connections to current research at the University of Notre Dame; avenues for engaging key thought leaders, policymakers, government agencies, the private sector, or the academy.
  • Three professional references.

Hoffman Visiting Associates are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis.

Apply to the Hoffman Visiting Associates Program Through Interfolio

How Are Hoffman Visiting Associates Selected?

Hoffman Visiting Associates are awarded on a competitive basis. A committee composed of personnel from NDIGD and other units funding the program will evaluate applications based on the following selection criteria:

  • What is the topic for the strategic publication?
    • What is its interest and importance to key thought leaders, policymakers, government agencies, the private sector, or the academy?
  • How does the strategic publication relate to the research themes of other colleges, schools, institutes, centers, and initiatives across Notre Dame?
    • What opportunities are there for Notre Dame faculty and researchers to collaborate on the publication with the applicant?
  • What is the quality of the proposed publication(s), including hypothesis, research methodology, and kinds of data or evidence the applicant is considering?
  • How many quality publications does the applicant commit to producing?
  • What is the applicant's record with similar types of strategic publications and potential?
  • What avenues for outreach and dissemination through the applicant's full-time organization of employment or professional or academic networks does the applicant provide?


NDIGD invites applications from scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners who publish evidence-based research to influence public policy and practice, who would like to have a significant impact on global policy issues. While we welcome applications from persons of all career and education levels, we have found that those who have completed a degree at the master's level (or with equivalent career experience) tend to be the most successful.

Eligibility Considerations for Non-U.S. Citizens or Residents

The following should be considered when applying for a Hoffman Visiting Associate position:

  • Advanced English language proficiency is required.
  • Foreign nationals must have a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 Visa.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff, and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and others that will enhance our community. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).