General Inquiry

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Faculty Fellows

To provide assistance to the Forum in advancing its research and networking agenda, Fellows of the Forum are encouraged to work on projects that are solely or partially under the aegis of the Forum. Projects are defined as:

  • Joint research proposals and contracts with Forum faculty or students
  • Joint publications with Forum faculty or students
  • Joint conference presentations with Forum faculty or students
  • Joint participation in the development and implementation of professional education programs or workshops.

The Forum will provide some level of assistance for Fellows who engage in these joint efforts. The scope and magnitude of the support will depend on the extent of the collaboration, the nature of the projects, and the time commitments required for completion.

Affiliate Faculty

Faculty affiliates are a group comprised of faculty and practitioners from a number of different universities and organizations around the world. Affiliated faculty join the Forum via an invitation and are active in helping forward the overall mission of the Global Forum.

Visiting Scholar Program

Program Overview

The Global Forum’s Visiting Scholar Program offers scholars and practitioners the opportunity to enhance the development of an international network of scholars that are participating in the conversation on resilience. The objective of the Visiting Scholar Program is to advance research by fostering interactions with the research associations and Forum Fellows, co-developing publications and research programs, establishing university partnerships, and offering public lectures.


The tenure of the program is established on a case-by-case basis, but scholars are encouraged to be in residence for a minimum of five weeks in order to facilitate achievement of the objectives of the program.


Questions & Contact

Questions about the Visiting Scholar Program can be directed to the general GFURR email address:


The Global Forum for Urban and Regional Resilience at Virginia Tech is accepting proposals for summer research, scholarship, or academic programs that include support for undergraduate research.


Proposals should demonstrate integration of one of the Forum’s thematic areas — financial resiliencesocio-political dimensions of resilience‘resilience machines’, or resilient infrastructure — with one or more of the university’s destination areas.


Proposals must be received by April 30 and should be no longer than two pages, stating the goals of the project, anticipated outcomes, participants, and budget.


Awards will be for the summer and will be for up to $15,000.  Project teams will be required to produce a final report and present research outcomes at a one-day research symposium during the fall semester.


Proposals and questions should be sent to Paul Knox at or Jim Bohland at


Summer Program Proposal Policy 2016

Employment Opportunities

Currently, there are no openings for employment with the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience. Our graduate assistantship recruitment will begin in the early part of the Spring 2016 semester. Please continue to review our network pages to identify all of the opportunities available to join the conversation on resilience.