Visiting scholars spend a limited residency at Cornell to pursue their research and to work with EAP faculty and students. Most visiting scholars come from countries in East Asia and spend 9 to 12 months at Cornell.
Visiting Scholar Program and Application Process
EAP Visiting Scholar Requirements
In order to be considered for a non-salaried visiting scholar position at EAP, you must:
- Conduct research on China, Japan, or Korea
- Obtain faculty sponsorship: Please review the list of EAP core faculty and contact a faculty member in our directory who shares your disciplinary and research interests. You will need to request his/her consent to support your application and serve as your faculty host. Once an agreement is reached, please ask the faculty member to send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Faculty statement of endorsement
- Your curriculum vitae
- Your research proposal
- Beginning and ending dates of your visit (up to one year)
- Obtain your own source of support. Estimated expenses are:
- $2,400 per month for an individual (effective July 1st, 2023)
- $1,200 per month for spouse
- $500 per month for one child, $400 for each additional child if a spouse is coming and will provide childcare
- $1,100 per child if coming without J-2 spouse
- Have or obtain adequate health insurance for the duration of your visit
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, EAP is only able to sponsor a limited number of visiting scholars each year. It is advisable to submit your request as far in advance as possible.
Note: EAP is not institutionally positioned to host graduate students as visiting scholars. To qualify, one must either have a PhD or a professional appointment in a relevant field at the time of application. All appointments are contingent upon the visiting scholar maintaining valid work-authorized visa status and medical insurance during the term of the appointment. EAP will assist all appointed visiting scholars with obtaining necessary documents for the visa application. It is the sole responsibility of the visiting scholar to acquire adequate medical insurance coverage. For more information, please contact the EAP administrative assistant at 607-255-6222.
EAP Visiting Scholar Privileges
Visiting scholars may use the university library and its materials for professional or scholarly research; they may also apply for borrowing privileges (at the level of Cornell staff members) free of charge.
We regret that the program is unable to assist our visiting scholars with lodging arrangements. The Getting Started section of the Office of Global Learning's International Services website lists options in the Ithaca area. For information on other aspects of visiting Ithaca, the International Services website is a useful resource.
EAP has a limited number of workstations that we reserve for our visitors. These are assigned on a first come, first served basis. If no workstation is available, we encourage our visiting scholars to take advantage of reading rooms in the university libraries.
Visiting scholars may join the university's Wellness Program for a fee.
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Shuai Zhou is an associate professor at the School of International Economics and International Relations, Liaoning University in Shenyang, China. He is also the deputy secretary general of Liaoning Society of World Economy. He has received his PhD, MA, and BA degrees from Liaoning University.