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.