Visiting Scholars Program

SUPPORTING COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AT PENN. Our visiting scholars program brings distinguished academics and renowned thought leaders to Penn to collaborate on research. We welcome national and international scholars in the fields of energy policy or energy technology.

Program Overview

Visitors are nominated by Penn faculty or Penn academic departments—or are invited directly by the Kleinman Center.

We provide a stipend for the visitor's time, travel, and other expenses incurred during the weeklong visit. We also provide an office housed within the center, located in the iconic Fisher Fine Arts Library. 

Visitors participate in programming organized and designed by the nominating faculty member, the department, or the Kleinman Center, and are invited to submit a policy digest on an pre-approved topic. 

Each year, early in the spring, we invite nominations from University of Pennsylvania faculty, departments, or centers. To nominate a visiting scholar, please return to this page in the spring, or subscribe to our mailing list for timely details and information.

For more information, contact Angela Pachon at

Our Visiting Scholars

Meet our incoming scholars for the 2019-2020 academic school year:


Juan-Pablo Montero

Professor of Economics
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Leah Stokes

Assistant Professor of Political Science
University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Jennifer Wilcox

James H. Manning Chaired Professor
Worcester Polytech Institute