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Visiting Scholars

The International Affairs Program at Northeastern University invites applications for its annual Visiting Scholars Program. The program is open to scholars and researchers from around the world – including Fulbright scholars – to join the community of international affairs faculty and others involved with Northeastern’s Center for International Affairs and World Cultures to conduct research singly or in collaboration. Applicants may be recent Ph.D.’s or junior or senior faculty members in countries outside the U.S.; involved in government service; or on sabbatical from work at an international organization. Visiting scholars provide their own financial support during the residency but benefit from an intellectually stimulating environment and space to pursue their work. The Program provides Visiting Scholars with office space, email, and access to the Northeastern University Library, colloquia and conferences, and faculty social events. Each year, one Visiting Scholar will be selected.

A Visiting Scholar should be sponsored by a faculty member who is willing to act as a consultant or collaborator on the Visitor’s research project. Please explore the Program’s website to familiarize yourself with faculty research interests and projects. It is the responsibility of a prospective visitor to contact appropriate faculty members and arrange for sponsorship. Visits may range from one semester to a full year, and the Visitor is expected to make at least one presentation of the research.

Application Process and Selection Criteria

Interested prospective visitors should send the following materials to the Director of the International Affairs Program at the address indicated below:

Prospective visitors whose native language is not English should describe their experience and training in English and the degree of their proficiency with the English language. As English proficiency is a significant factor in granting invitations, TOEFL and academic records may be requested and a Skype interview may be conducted.

Northeastern University’s academic year begins in early September (the Fall semester); the Spring semester of the academic year begins in early January. Application should be received no later than five months prior to the proposed residency. Deadlines for application are as follows:

Successful applicants from outside the United States will be provided with information about visas and other important details, and asked to supply financial documentation to support their visa applications. Prospective visitors should realize that, unless their visits coincide with the academic year, securing reasonably affordable short-term housing in the Boston area may be difficult.

Berna Turam
Director, International Affairs Program
201 Renaissance Park
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 USA