Stanford Visiting Scholar

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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.