The Talloires Scholar-in-Residence Program is funded by the Provost’s Office and gives selected faculty members the opportunity to work on scholarly endeavors during a summer at the Tufts European Center in Talloires, France.
Selection of the Scholar-in-Residence is made by the Provost upon the recommendation of the School Dean and the Administrative Director of the European Center. The Scholar-in-Residence is chosen on the basis of scholarship, teaching, contributions to the Tufts community, and suitability to a Talloires residency.
The selected Scholar-in-Residence is expected to be in residence in Talloires for the duration of the six-week Tufts in Talloires Program (mid-May to the end of June). During that time, he or she will contribute to the undergraduate and faculty community of the Tufts in Talloires program by guest lecturing in relevant classes or by giving talks to the larger community of students, colleagues, staff, and local guests. A program description and course listing for the current year can be found on the European Center’s website.
The Provost’s Office will help defray the costs of housing, round trip airfare (Boston-Geneva-Boston APEX), and other related travel expenses, up to $4,000. Gabriella Goldstein, Administrative Director of the European Center or a member of her staff will assist the Scholar with housing and travel plans as well as other logistical issues.
To be considered for the Scholar-in-Residence Program, Tufts faculty members should contact their school dean or the Office of the Provost.
The Tufts in Talloires Program takes place from mid-May to the end of June. During this period, there is a large community of Tufts students and faculty in attendance in Talloires.
Accommodations for the Scholars-in-Residence are set up by the European Center. Apartments are assigned to faculty based on the availability of apartments in and around the village of Talloires and the needs of the faculty as a whole – i.e. larger apartments will to faculty members who are traveling to Talloires with their families, etc. Cost is also a consideration – the larger the apartment, the more costly it is.
Local apartments may or may not have phone access. Apartments rarely have internet access. Cell phones (GMS models) can be used with a French SIM card on a pay as you use basis.
There is a designated faculty work space in the European Center. This room has a large conference-style table and there are three desk-top computers, a cabled laptop station and a printer. The computers are all PCs (Macs will work but are not supported) and are reserved for and shared by all faculty. These desktops as well as the laptop station are all high-speed internet accessible. Wireless access is also available. Please note that the staff at the European Center is not available to provide secretarial support for individual faculty members.
The European Center also has a Library/Computer lab with additional PC computer stations – also all internet accessible. This area is for students and also faculty family/guests when space allows.
The European Center staff organizes a large number of activities for faculty, students, and the Tufts community in Talloires as a whole. (Activities include faculty potluck dinners, a Kids Day open to all children of the village of Talloires, concerts and lectures for the Talloires community, and weekly hiking excursions, just to name a few.) Scholars in Residence are always invited to participate in these activities.
Information about travel to and from Talloires, car rentals, local travel and regional attractions, and daily issues such as shopping, is all available through the European Center office.
For more information, contact Gabriella Goldstein, Administrative Director, Tufts European Center (617-627-3290)