Faculty members wishing to host a Visiting Scholar should notify the Department Administrator at the earliest opportunity and provide the following:
- Indication of which kind of Visiting Scholar is to be appointed (see below).
- The Visitor’s email address and current CV.
- A short statement describing the Visitor’s planned activities while at NYU.
- A short statement explaining the reasons for the visit and the Visitor’s unique qualifications to work with the faculty member (essentially a statement of support).
If the Scholar requires a formal letter of invitation, the Department Chair will provide this.
Note that there are three different kinds of Visiting Scholar:
International Graduate Researcher Visiting Scholar
Students enrolled in a graduate program abroad who are deemed as peers to perform research at NYU for a short period of time under the supervision of an NYU faculty host may be appointed as an International Graduate Researcher Visiting Scholar with the following stipulations:
- They must hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.
- They must be enrolled in a graduate program abroad leading to a graduate degree (or terminal degree in their respective field).
- They must be evaluated by the appropriate NYU research faculty confirming / certifying that she/he is prepared academically to engage in the proposed research program and has the appropriate skills, knowledge, and experience to conduct research.
- They may not take classes at NYU while visiting under this designation.
- They will not receive a salary or wages from NYU.
- If they are proposing to enter on something other than a J-1 visa, this will need to be addressed on a case-by-case basis and will need to be reviewed by the Office of Global Services (OGS).
More information on visas is available on the Office of Global Services website (see link below).
Domestic Graduate Researcher
A student enrolled in a domestic graduate program, and who is also a peer (similar to above), may be appointed as a Graduate Researcher Visiting Scholars under the same stipulations as noted above for the International Graduate Researcher Visiting Scholar, excepting the visa requirement.
Students who wish to perform research at NYU for a short period of time under the supervision of a faculty member, but who are not at PhD level, or are not at terminal degree level and are not certified as a peer, may be considered for Intern or Volunteer status, OR would need to apply as a Non-degree Visiting Student through GSAS (Graduate) or CAS (Undergraduate). Contact the Department Administrator for more information.
Visiting Scholars are typically faculty at another institution.
If the Visiting Scholar’s home institution is abroad, then a J-1 visa may be required. See below for a link to the Office of Global Services, which provides information on visas.
>> go to the Office of Global Services website