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The Neubauer Collegium cultivates communities of inquiry at the University of Chicago. Our faculty-led research projects bring together scholars and practitioners whose collaboration is required to address complex human challenges. Our Visiting Fellows program brings the best minds from around the world for collaboration, animating the intellectual and creative environment on campus. Our gallery presents art exhibitions in the context of academic research, and our public events invite broad engagement with the scholarly inquiries we support. The aim of these activities is to deepen knowledge about the world and our place in it.

Director's Statement

Tara Zahra

Photo by Erielle Bakkum

“The Neubauer Collegium is founded on the conviction that humanistic inquiry is essential to any serious effort to address our most challenging social problems. Intellectual creativity is often a product of unconventional collaborations – both among humanists and between humanists, social scientists, scientists, artists, practitioners, and policymakers. The Neubauer Collegium’s mission is to inspire and support such research. Our work is both faculty-driven and outward-looking. Through our collaborative research projects, we seek to foster partnerships across the entire University and into the broader community. Through our Visiting Fellows program, we aim to bring the world to Chicago. Together, these initiatives encourage the emergence of new research methods, new fields of inquiry, and new ways of thinking.”

—Tara Zahra


Guests at the opening reception for Rick Lowe: Notes on the Great Migration, October 25, 2022. Photo by Max Herman.

Research supported by the Neubauer Collegium advances public knowledge in many ways, helping people and communities deepen their understanding of themselves and their social worlds.


Our Team

Faculty Advisory Board

Application Process


The Neubauer Collegium provides financial, strategic, and administrative support for collaborative research projects led by University of Chicago faculty. Please download our Application Guidelines to learn more.

Collegium Application Guidelines


Please download our Application Process FAQs for answers to frequently asked questions about research proposals.

Neubauer Collegium FAQ


University of Chicago faculty who wish to propose research projects at the Neubauer Collegium may log in to the University's secure InfoReady portal using their CNetID and password.

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Visit the Collegium

The Neubauer Collegium is located on campus at the University of Chicago, in the heart of the historic Hyde Park neighborhood.

5701 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Gallery hours: Mon–Fri, 9:00 am — 4:00 pm.


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