The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies has long been a place and a program dedicated to scholarship and creative work. For thirty years, scholars in a variety of disciplines and institutions have participated in this intellectually exciting and productive research community. All active scholars -- faculty, staff, professionals, independent scholars, and emeritus professors -- are welcome to apply for an appointment. The Obermann Center provides a uniquely supportive environment where scholars working individually or in collaboration can reflect, write, and meet in easy interchange. The Obermann Center encourages scholarly interaction to explore broad frontiers of knowledge and investigate complex ideas and problems.

The Obermann Center helps nurture and expand projects. Center Scholars can call on the Center to provide various kinds of funds at critical stages in a project's development, to identify collaborators or consortial partners, to help in pursuing University or external grants, and to accommodate funded projects.