What is the purpose of the visiting scholar program?
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.
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.
Persons wishing to apply for an appointment must submit an application through SCANCOR’s web-based submission system, according to the following deadlines. Please note that Danish and Finnish applicants must be affiliated with a SCANCOR member institution in those countries. PhD students who are later in their PhD program will be given greater consideration than those who have just started their program.
Applicants for all quarters are advised to plan their arrivals in advance of the start of a Stanford academic quarter and not at mid-term.
Please note that SCANCOR will favor applications that have aligned their start and end dates with the Stanford academic calendar. Courses, seminars, and workshops are very difficult to enter once they have begun. Additionally, SCANCOR leadership strives for cohort cohesiveness and will hold orientations and other important meetings at the beginning of each quarter. Consult the Stanford web site for the appropriate academic calendars.
Appointments are typically for one or two Stanford quarters (maximum one academic year). Longer stays are generally encouraged.
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 such as a TOEFL score (or equivalent test) of 89 or higher or signed documentation from an academic institution or English language school.
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