Visiting Scholars Admissions and Application

Admission to the Visiting Scholars Program is highly competitive. An appointment as a Visiting Scholar requires a formal faculty approval and is not automatic.

We require a 3-5 page detailed description of the applicant’s proposed research project and its relevance for educational, policy or practice purposes.

We also require two letters of recommendation assessing the applicant’s suitability for this kind of research project.

Visiting Scholar Program applications are accepted year-round.

In light of prolonged U.S. immigration procedures, all Visiting Scholar applicants are strongly encouraged to submit the application at least 5-6 months prior to the applicant’s anticipated arrival in the United States.

Assessment of applications takes about 4 weeks from the date of receipt, and may take longer if the application is incomplete. Upon approval and issuance of an invitation to the Visiting Scholar, UW processing time of immigration documents may take between 4-6 weeks from the receipt of the J-1/DS-2019 request and supporting documents.

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