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Michigan Virtual Provost Scholars (MVPS) Program

Michigan Virtual Provost Scholars (MVPS) Program

The Office of the Vice Provost for Engaged Learning welcomes applications from University of Michigan units for the Michigan Virtual Provost Scholars (MVPS) Program. Aiming to support scholars across the globe who have been displaced by natural disaster or war, the program provides an affiliation with the University of Michigan and online access to the rich research materials available through the University of Michigan Libraries and Collections. Participants should be scholars in institutions abroad who are unable to access the library and research materials at their own institution. Sponsorship terms are six months, renewable once to a maximum of one year. Units interested in hosting a virtual visiting scholar should identify a U-M collaborator and submit an application to the program.

Michigan Virtual Provost Scholars (MVPS) Program Application

Applications are currently open and accepted on a rolling basis. The University of Michigan will enroll up to 200 scholars in this program at any given time.

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Applications should be completed by University of Michigan Units or Departments and consist of a completed application form, a recent CV of the scholar, a letter of support from the hosting unit’s Director or Department Chair.

The MVPS Program is intended to support research scholars in a virtual format. Accordingly, visa sponsorship, stipend payments, and office space are not provided. Scholars will receive a U-M uniqname, which will allow access to the library system, the University’s virtual collections, and select software tools, including email. The uniqname expires at the end of the sponsorship term.

Questions about the program or application process may be directed to

Virtual Lecture Honoraria Opportunity


Virtual Lecture Honoraria

For Units and Departments hosting Virtual Visiting Scholars, the Provost’s Office is accepting applications for small honoraria to be offered to the scholar, if the Department/Unit organizes and hosts them for a virtual lecture. If accepted, the honorarium will be transferred to the scholar after the lecture. Applications for virtual lecture honoraria should be emailed to


Support the MVPS Program

Support this important initiative! The MVPS Program welcomes donations by individuals and organizations. To donate, visit MaizeRaise.