Visiting scholars & graduate research students

Visiting scholars

Persons with significant academic qualifications whose work may benefit from a residency at the SFU Department of Economics are invited to apply for a non-paid position as a Visiting Scholar. This position provides SFU affiliation, use of SFU library resources, Internet access, and shared office space.

Visiting scholars are expected to participate in the department academic community by attending lectures, workshops and seminars as well as making at least one presentation (regular seminar or brown bag seminar) in relation to original research.

If interested, please submit the following items electronically to the Associate Chair:

  • Letter of application
  • Current CV
  • Desired dates of tenure 
  • A statement of support from a current faculty member

A letter of invitation will be extended to successful applicants. Successful applicants from outside Canada will be expected to arrange their own travel and immigration documents.

Visiting graduate research students

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is regularly ranked as one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada. We welcome graduate students (master's and doctoral) from other universities who wish to visit in order to undertake research. Visiting graduate research students will typically work under the supervision of a professor at SFU. For the application process, visit the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website

If you are a faculty member interested in sponsoring a visiting graduate research student, please contact the Graduate Chair.