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Visiting Scholars @4.0

This year, 4.0 will welcome its inaugural class of Visiting Scholars. These 5 innovative researchers will join our Measurement & Evaluation Collaborative and work with our Researcher-in-Residence to advise our incoming class of fellows on metrics to assess the success of the ideas they have to improve education. Visiting scholars will work 1:1 with fellows as measurement and evaluation coaches and additionally serve on our peer review committee.

Who should apply

We are looking for scholars who are on the rise in their respective fields. Applicants must have completed a doctoral degree and be affiliated with a university or research center. Additionally, we seek scholars with deep expertise in designing research instruments (for example surveys, observation rubrics, interview protocols, assessments), and in collecting and analyzing quantitative and/or qualitative data. 

In addition to these more formal qualifications, an orientation to innovation and passion for pushing the boundaries of traditional research are important qualities we look for in our Visiting Scholars.

Application cycle dates

The application for Visiting Scholars is open from October 7th through October 11:59 pm CST on October 21st, 2019.

Finalists will be notified on October 25th, and interviews held October 28th-30th.

On November 1st, we will announce our cohort of Visiting Scholars.

The selection process

Visiting Scholars are selected by program staff based on expected contribution to the 4.0 community, creative thinking about research, and alignment with the mission and vision of the M&E Collaborative. 


Visiting Scholars will serve from December 2019 to June 30, 2020. Each year, we work with 125 teams from around the country. As a Visiting Scholar, we will ask that you:

  • Attend orientation on December 12th through 13th in New Orleans, LA
  • Commit a minimum of 4 hours per month December 16th - April 30th to coach Fellows 
  • Participate asynchronously in the peer review of fellows’ pilot and pop-up plans
  • Recommend resources and literature for fellows/alumni (aligned with your areas(s) of expertise)
  • Attend a monthly check-in with the Researcher-in-Residence and peers (we will determine the schedule for these together)

Compensation: As a Visiting Scholar you will receive a $3,750 honorarium. We will additionally cover your travel and accommodations for the December orientation.