The Visiting Scholars Program of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute is designed to enable faculty and scholars from or with ties to East Asia to enrich their academic careers by engaging in research and scholarship related to East Asia at Columbia University. The Institute provides Visiting Scholars with access to Columbia University facilities and libraries. Scholars may audit courses throughout the university, conduct research, and participate in the activities of the Institute.
Visiting Scholars may affiliate with the Institute for one or two semesters, and must be sponsored by an Institute faculty member during their stay. Scholars must attend a Visiting Scholars research seminar once a semester, and provide a final report of 250 words to be submitted to the Institute director at the end of their stay.
Working knowledge of spoken and written English is necessary. Applicants whose English proficiency is insufficient should consider applying for enrollment in the Columbia University American Language Program (ALP), a twelve-week intensive English language program which runs from May to August. ALP fees are not covered by the Professional Fellows Program.
If you meet the above requirements, please submit the following items to be considered for the program:
*The fall semester generally runs from September 1 to December 20, and the spring semester from January 15 to May 15.
For further information or to submit materials please contact:
Visiting Scholars Program
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
420 West118th Street, MC 3333
9th Floor International Affairs Building
New York, NY 10027