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Visiting Scholar

ISE welcomes visiting scholars who are pursuing research or other activities in the field of integrated systems engineering.  The following information is for an ISE faculty member wanting to sponsor a visiting scholar.

A visiting scholar at The Ohio State University is a visitor from another academic institution (domestic or international), or a non-academic visitor who has need for University identification while at Ohio State.  All visiting scholar appointments at OSU are non-faculty appointments.

The sponsoring faculty member is responsible for assuring a good educational experience, encouraging cultural exchange, and appropriately representing the University and our country.  Visiting scholars are hosted for varying lengths of time not to exceed five years (appointed annually with the option to extend) and are encouraged to become involved in a variety of activities within the Department.  We particularly encourage applications from visiting scholars who have directly, or through their home institutions, collaborated with our faculty and/or staff.

Prior to committing to the prospective visiting scholar, the first step is to contact the department chair to discuss hosting the visiting scholar.  The request must include the following information:

  1. A statement of interest, including the proposed activities, the significance of these activities, and how they will benefit the visiting scholar and the department. Any past collaborations should also be noted.
  2. The exact proposed date of arrival and departure. Requests should be submitted a minimum of 3 months prior to the proposed arrival date.
  3. A copy of curriculum vitae

Upon receipt of approval from the department chair, the faculty host should submit the J-1 Scholar Request Form and the J-1 Visa English Verification form to Tammy Freitas, Human Resource Generalist.  The J-1 Visa English Verification form requires a handwritten signature.

Once all of the materials have been received, a letter of invitation will be issued to the visiting scholar candidate with instructions on completing the visa process.

Note that the visiting scholar’s invitation is dependent on the successful completion of a background check and other certifications as required by OSU.