J-1 Scholar Categories

Research Scholar

 

A research scholar (long term scholar) is invited for long term research and can stay for up to five years. If you're interested in inviting a research scholar please review the full list of regulation on our request form and complete it at your earliest convenience.

Visiting Research Scholar Program Overview and Agreement

Visiting Professor

 

A visiting professor may conduct research while in the US but their primary responsibility is teaching or consulting at a post-secondary institution. They must stay for at least three weeks but can stay for a maximum of five years. If you're interested in inviting a professor please review the full list of regulation on our request form and complete it at your earliest convenience.

Visiting Professor Program Overview and Agreement

Short-Term Scholar

 

The short term scholar comes to the US for research or to demonstrate a special skill and is restricted to only six months.  If you are interested in inviting a short term researcher please review the full list of regulation on our request form and complete it at your earliest convenience.

Visiting Short-Term Scholar Program Overview and Agreement