Stanford Visiting Scholar

Application period
Winter 2025 (Jan-March)
Application deadline
Wednesday, May 1st 2024
Decisions sent by
June 2024

The purpose of SCANCOR is the strengthening of the international organizational research community without regard to disciplinary boundaries. One of the perks of visiting SCANCOR is to network and learn from others and social science scholars are welcome at all stages in their careers. Serving as the hub of SCANCOR’s activities, the weekly seminar connects visiting scholars with faculty, and incoming scholars are encouraged and expected to participate.

All appointments at SCANCOR Stanford 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 (maximum one academic year). Longer stays are generally encouraged. 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.)

To apply for an appointment, submit a curriculum vitae, a professional self-description including statement of goals and motivation to apply, and an example of writing in English (e.g., paper, article, chapter). Applicants without PhD in hand at time of application should ask the chair of the dissertation committee or other supervisor to provide a signed letter of reference.


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Application Eligibility

Full-time scholars from the following institutions are eligible to apply:

  • Denmark: Copenhagen Business School, University of Denmark, and Aalborg University.
  • Finland: Aalto University, Hanken School of Economics (Helsinki), Lappeenranta University of Technology, University of Turku, University of Oulu, University of Helsinki, Åbo Academy University, University of Jyväskylä, University of Vaasa, and Tampere University.
  • Norway: University of Oslo, University of Bergen, NHH – Norwegian School of Economics, BI – Norwegian Business School, Nord University, NTNU, University of Agder, Oslo Metropolitan University, and UiT- The Arctic University of Norway.
  • Sweden: Any accredited university is eligible to apply.
  • Associate Members: Friedrich Schiller University Jena, and University of Mannheim, WU-Wien.

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Stanford accepts applications from full-time doctoral students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty from the institutions listed above.

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