Senior Research & Teaching Fellows

Every year, HRC appoints two to three Senior Fellows to conduct advanced interisciplinary research (50 percent worload) and deliver seminars and lectures (50 percent workload) to researchers, graduate students affiliated to HRC or HACLR, HRC clients, visiting faculty, and visiting fellows. Elegible applicants are leading scholars in their field with proven high-quality research outcomes and research products measured by their scientific, regulatory and social impact (publications, presentations, reports, congressional hearings, policy/legislation, case law, etc.)


  • Engage in interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary or multidisciplinary research related to AI, quantum technology, human functionality, AI regulation, AI ethics,  QAI integration, QT innovation, law and technology, human rights and human development, and/or global mobility (migration and displacement).  

  • Design the HACLR Speaker Series.

  • Design and deliver lectures and seminars in their area of expertise. 

  • Serve as external advisor for graduate students conducting research at the Center or participating in our seminars.

  • Contribute and support with their expertise the development and publication of HRC Research Reports.                                                                                    


  • Both PhD and superior academic record with list of honors are required. 

  • Record of publications in top journals and leading scientific outlets. 

  • High level of independence and intellectual curiosity. 

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills in at least three languages and proven ability to work with multicultural teams.

  • Technical, tactical, and International expertise.

  • Proven ability to obtain research funding. 

  • Proven record of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research.

  • Stellar references.

  • US citizenship or residence. 

The deadline to apply has passed. Applications for the 2024-2025 Fellowship competition will begin in September 2024.



  • Full health and dental insurance coverage during the term of appointment. 

  • A research grant between $80,000 and $100,000 per year.

  • A travel stipend of $5,000 for conferences and research/AI expos.

  • A relocation and aministrative stipend of $2,000.

  • An academic stipend of $3,000 for books and related research material not currently held at either HRC library, HACLR Documentation Center, OSU Main Library, or at the University of Chicago Library.  

  • Hi Tech private office equipped with 39 inches AI desktop costumized with Blackwell NVDA GPU architecture, Falcon LLM 180B, AI integrated Intercom FIN 2024 with an expert subsciption, HP Laser Jet Entreprise MFP fax/printer, Modix 3D printer, costumized 16 inches tablet Samsung Galaxy S9 Ultra,  Lennox S40 Smart Thermostat, Polycom SS2 expandable international conference phone, and one AT&T Netgear M6 5G network mobile hotspot for international travel and field research with 200 GB of global data included.

  • VIP access to IBM Think Annual Conference, NVDA GTC Conference, Harvard-MIT AI Syposium, Stanford AI Symposium, the World Summit AI, GITEX Global Expo, AI & Big Data Expo North America, Selected United Nations Conferences, Congressional hearings in U.S. Senate Committees, and HACLR Speaker Series in Indianapolis, Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus.  

  • Possibility to further their research agenda and conduct research at any of our partner institutions (IBM Research, Tesla Science Center, Congressional Research Service, Artemis NASA, Ames Research Center NASA, Caltech and Stanford AI, Advanced Computers Center OSU, Humanities Institute OSU). 


  • CV including list of publications, teaching and research experience. 

  • Cover letter.

  • Academic transcripts.

  • Three contacts for potential letters of recommendation.

  • Research project for HRC (10 pages).

  • Research funding application for external funding (6 pages).

  • Research agenda (10 pages).

  • Teaching statement.

  • Three peer-reviewed publication samples of scientific value.

Visiting Fellows

Visiting fellowship applications are open to both US citizens and academics from around the world. Visiting fellows are appointed for one year only by HRC Selections Committee. Appointments can be extened for six months. 

Visiting fellows must be nominated by their government, an institution in their home country, a HRC partner. Visiting fellows are highly competitive and motivated researchers whose research agenda is likely to replicate in measurable research outcomes aligned with our research clusters.


  • Ph.D. in related research clusters' areas (quantum physics, byophisics, astrophysics, neuropsychology, social psychology, artificial intelligence engineering, computer science, social sciences, human rights, law and technology, space administration, space law, intellectual property, national security, global affairs, public policy, foreign policy, international relations, international law, comparative law, comparative and multucultural studies). 

  • Proven record of academic excellence. 

  • Proven record of publications in leading journals or scientific outlets. 

  • Ability to conduct unsupervised interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary or multidisciplinary research.

  • Independent thought, international and multicultural exposure, and ability to communicate effectively in at least three languages.

  • Potential to obtain research funding.

  • Excellent recommendations. 


  • Health insurance during the term of appointment. 

  • Visiting fellows recieve an academic stipend of $35,000 (US$).

  • An stipend of $,1500 for conferences. 

  • One round-trip ticket. 

  • Access to office space equipped with the lastest technology.

  • Expert mentorship for publications and research funding.

  • Possibility to further their research agenda. 

  • Access to HACLR Law Library, HRC Lab, HRC Interactive Library, and OSU Main Library.

  • Expert guided visists to NASA Visitor Center and TESLA headquaters in Texas, Stanford Robotics Lab in California, IBM Research headquaters in New York, the Congressional Research Service, and Congressional Policy Hearings in DC.

The deadline to apply has passed. Applications for the 2025-2026 visiting fellowship competition will begin in November 2024.


  • CV including list of publications and research experience. 

  • Letter of interest.

  • Nomination letter.

  • Academic transcripts.

  • Three contacts for potential letters of recommendation.

  • Research project for HRC (10 pages).

  • Two publication samples.

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Smithsonian Researcher

Every year, HRC appoints a Smithsoniar Researcher. Elegible applicants are recent top graduate students showing outstanding promise in hard sciences, social sciences or humanities related to space travel, quantum development, quantum physics, robotics, AI regulation/adaptation, or interlinked research agendas in quantum theory, social sciences and human development.


  • PhD or Master's degree in related field (Quantum physics, chemistry, aerospace engineering, aerospace sciences, biomechanics, biotechnology, air and space law, astronomy instrumentation, space operations, AI space integration, AI and the law).

  • A minimum of one year of lab experience, field research, or interdisciplinary research in space travel, operations, adaptations and/or regulations.

  • Clear potential to receive major research grants.

  • Polyglot with multicultural exposure and international experience.

  • Superior intellectual curioisity and innovation.

  • A minimum of one year of postgraduate experience in the field.


  • Dental and health insurance during the term of the appointment.

  • A researcjh grant between $60,000 and $85,000 per year awarded by our partner institutions.

  • An academic stipend of $2,000 for conferences.

  • An administrative stipend of $1,000 for travel.

  • Fully equipped office with cutting edge technology.

  • VIP acces to the Smithsonian National Museum, NASA-Artemis, NASA Visitor Center, the Chicago Planetarium, Caltech Space Lab, the Congressional Research Service and related Congressional policy hearings in D.C.


  • CV detailing list of publications, research projects, lab reports, and institutional research experience.

  • Cover letter.

  • Personal statement (5 pages).

  • Diversity statement (3 pages).

  • Three letters of reference.

  • Research project (10 pages).

  • Research Funding Application (6 pages).

  • Publication sample.

Applications are open. The deadline for the 2024-2026 Smithsonian Research Competition is April 30, 2024 (5:00 PM / ET). Submit your application at: We will reiew applications until the position i flled.