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Visiting Scholars

Collaboration and connections with a wide range of scholars from across the globe and nation are vital to advancing the research and education missions of the University. Visiting scholars may come to Florida State University at the invitation of an FSU faculty or staff member working in their field.

Visiting scholars work collaboratively with the faculty or staff member in areas of research and creative activity. These activities should be of mutual benefit to the scholar and to FSU. These activities help keep the faculty current with a wide range of innovations from around the world, build linkages for further research collaboration, enhance the reach and recognition of our university and its programs, and allow FSU students to learn about other cultures and different approaches to common challenges.

If you are interested in coming to FSU as a domestic or international visiting scholar, the first step is to identify a faculty member and a common research interest in which you will collaborate during your visit. You will need to contact that faculty member directly and discuss whether coming to FSU as a visiting scholar would be of mutual benefit to you and the FSU faculty member.

FSU Center for Global Engagement provides immigration and advising services, orientation, and additional support for international visiting scholars that have been invited by an FSU faculty or staff member, received a formal letter of invitation from FSU, and will need a J-1 visa for the visit. International visiting scholars who will need a J-1 visa status are required to provide documentation of English language proficiency before receiving the immigration documents necessary to apply for a J-1 visa according to U.S. State Department regulations.


For more information on the FSU procedures for faculty members to invite an unpaid visiting scholar/researcher.

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