Visiting scholars

General Policy

Appointments at SCANCOR are intended to serve the strengthening of the international organizational research community without regard to disciplinary boundaries. All appointments are residential fellowships; visitors are expected to be in residence at SCANCOR throughout their stay. Visitors are expected to be active participants in the intellectual life of SCANCOR and engaged in their own ongoing research while in residence. Appointments are typically for one or two Stanford quarters. Visiting Scholar appointments do not provide monetary perquisites. 

Predoctoral visitors to SCANCOR are appointed to Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) status at Stanford University. VSRs maintain a visiting student researcher non-matriculated student status. PhD students who are later in their PhD program will be considered before those who have just started. 

Stanford charges a monthly tuition fee for VSR status.  There are also health insurance charges.  

Danish and Finnish applicants must be affiliated with one of the SCANCOR member institutions in those countries (see Funders for more information).

US federal government regulations require Visiting Scholars and VSRs  to obtain J1 visas for the period of residence at SCANCOR. The US federal government also requests proof of funding for the time of the visit and proof of sufficient proficiency in the English language such as a TOEFL score (or equivalent test of 89 or higher, or signed documentation from an academic institution or English language school.