Visiting Scholars

The Center occasionally hosts scholars from the U.S. or abroad whose research is closely related to one or more of the Center’s subject focus areas. Visiting Scholars typically confer with a mentor during their stay at the Center. Visiting Scholars may also be invited to present a seminar to Institute students and staff.

    Minimum qualifications. A visiting scholar must have a doctoral degree or be an established expert in his or her field, posses a strong record of successful independent research, and is expected to be proficient in English.
    Length of visit. Visiting scholars may come to the Center for as short a period as one month or may arrange to stay for a longer period of 1 or 2 academic semesters. The typical length of a visit is 1-3 months.
    Timing. The Center is typically able to accommodate 1-2 visitors per year. Please contact us at least six months before your desired start time to inquire about availability.
    Administrative program fee and expenses. The administrative program fee for a visit of up to two months by a scholar from outside the United States is US$3,000, which helps to cover the Center’s costs. For longer visits, an additional monthly fee will apply. Because JHU does not offer on-campus accommodations for visiting researchers, all visiting scholars will be responsible for securing and paying for their off-campus living expenses. A safe estimate for living expenses in Baltimore is between US$2000-$3000 per month, including rental of a furnished apartment near the JHU campus (~US$1,000/month), food, transportation in Baltimore, and other incidental expenses. We are not able to offer visa application support for Visiting Scholars, nor do Visiting Scholars receive a formal appointment to Johns Hopkins University.
    Applying to the program. Email a letter of interest to Chelsea Newhouse briefly describing 1) the focus of your research and an outline of your research plan for your time at the Center; 2) your reasons for wanting to conduct your research in the U.S. (if not a U.S. resident) and for selecting the Center as a host organization; and 3) the preferred timing of your visit. Please also attach a copy of your CV.