Visiting scholars are an important part of our intellectual climate and academic community. They bring a variety of perspectives and experiences to the dialog about the challenges and opportunities educators face globally. The designation of “visiting scholar” is typically made for a minimum of three weeks and a maximum of one year. International scholars usually come to USM in a number of ways:
- Through collaborative research projects with a faculty member, or as a research or teaching associate for a department.
- Through prior knowledge of individual faculty members and/or the reputation of the Department or the University.
- Through referral from national or international funding agencies, foundations, Fulbright commissions, IREX, foreign universities, foreign embassies or other reputable national and international organizations.
- Through USM partner institutions or other international initiatives.
Visiting scholars must be hosted by a USM department and matched with a USM faculty host for the duration of their affiliation with USM. As you consider hosting a visiting scholar please review the host and scholar expectations listed below:
Ready to Invite a Visiting Scholar to USM?
Information on the process and the additional documentation which must be submitted as a component of the application is available here.