International Students

Visiting Scholar Appointment Application Procedures

Scholarly exchanges are an important means of establishing and maintaining a community of scholarship throughout the world. The IU School of Public Health-Bloomington visiting scholar program supports international, collaborative research by matching international visiting scholars and IU School of Public Health-Bloomington faculty hosts with similar interests.

Visiting scholars are typically faculty members or researchers from institutions overseas, who seek to conduct collaborative research or teaching projects, while experiencing American academic culture. The most optimal collaborations are mutually beneficial and produce tangible outcomes, such as published papers or presentations.

How to apply

  • To apply, first review this  information for applicants, then complete our application form.
  • Prospective scholars should apply a minimum of four months and ideally at least six months in advance of their intended arrival, to allow time for developing an agreed-upon research plan, visa processing, and other arrangements.
  • All applicants must complete a Skype or phone interview with their prospective host faculty member, in advance of an official invitation to visit the school, to discuss and agree upon a specific plan for collaboration.

The international visiting scholar program is managed through the school's Office of Global and Community Health Partnerships. Questions about the program can be directed to , Director, Global Health Partnerships.