Visiting scholars and students at CCI


CCI welcomes requests to visit the center by faculty, researchers, and students from other institutions.

Potential applicants should realize that the space available for visitors is quite limited, and only a few people can be accommodated at any time.

The characteristics we seek in visitors are:

  • Strong research record for visiting scholars or distinguished performance in coursework for students
  • Prior work related to collective intelligence in disciplines such as organization studies, strategy and innovation, information systems management, computer science (especially social computing), social psychology, cognitive science, network science, or evolutionary biology.
  • Ability to contribute to a CCI research project

During their time at CCI, visitors will be asked to make a substantial contribution to at least one of CCI's research projects; Creating New Examples of Collective Intelligence; Studying Collective Intelligence in Today's Organizations; Developing Theories of Collective Intelligence

This contribution may be waived if the visitor’s own work is a close fit with one of the center’s projects.

CCI generally anticipates that visitor candidates provide their own funding.

Prospective visitors should send a CV, sample research paper, and cover letter outlining research interests to Robert Laubacher at rjl@mit.edu.

Requests will be reviewed on a quarterly basis (end of March, June, September, and December) by CCI's leadership team, in consultation with its research staff.