In order to be considered for a non-salaried Visiting Scholar position through the East Asia Program, you must:
- conduct research on China, Japan or Korea
- obtain your own source of support: estimated expenses are $1,200 initial adjustment expenses, $1,300 per month for individual, $650 per month for spouse, $375 per month for each child, $60-$200 per month for health insurance (information verified as of April 2011. Please contact the Cornell ISSO for current funding requirements);
- obtain faculty sponsorship: To do so, please review the list of East Asia Program professorial faculty and contact a faculty member on our directory who shares your disciplinary and research interests requesting his/her consent to support your application. Once an agreement is reached, please request that faculty member to send the Program Manager (email@example.com) the following documents: a) faculty statement of endorsement, b) your curriculum vitae, c) your research proposal, d) the beginning and ending dates of your visit for up to one year each appointment term.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, EAP is only able to sponsor a limited number of Visiting Scholars each year, it is advisable to submit your request as far in advance as possible.
Note: The East Asia Program is not institutionally positioned to host graduate students as Visitor Scholars. To qualify as an EAP Visiting Scholar, one must either have a Ph.D. degree or a professional appointment in a relevant field at the time of application.
All Visiting Scholar appointments are contingent upon the Visiting Scholars' remaining in valid, work-authorized visa status and upon their retaining medical insurance during the term of the appointment. The EAP will assist all appointed Visiting Scholars with necessary documents for visa application. It is the Visitor's sole responsibility to acquire adequate medical insurance coverage.
For more information, please contact EAP Administrative Assistant Doreen Silva (607-255-6222; firstname.lastname@example.org).