Visiting Researchers

   

Many faculty members in the Department of OHNS accept visiting researchers to work with them at Stanford, mostly unpaid. 

There are several types of visiting researcher appointments. Each appointment type has different requirements, application processes and allowed/expected duties.

The primary goal is to develop scholarly work. Potential candidates must clearly demonstrate their relevant research experience, education, skills and motivation.

After an appointment is approved, our department will apply for a J1 visa for those needing one, except in the category of Student Intern.

The usual term length is approximately 3 months up to one year. An additional term may be requested for some titles.

OHNS Faculty Affairs Administrator is responsible for submitting appointment requests and visa applications. Appointment requests generally have to be submitted 30 days prior to desired start date or 60 days if a visa is needed, but some appointment types require more or less time.

Appointment Types

Appointment Type/Title

Duties

Requirements

J1 visa available

Fees/Tuition

Visiting Scholar

Full-time research

MD or PhD degree, or equivalent, or a terminal degree in your field; currently employed in the field or affiliated with an institution or organization

Yes

No fees or tuition but must provide evidence of funds to support self and dependents while in USA

Visiting Postdoctoral Scholar

Full-time research

Currently in a medical residency program or postdoctoral program

Yes

No fees or tuition but must provide evidence of funds to support self and dependents while in USA

Visiting Faculty

Full-time research with some informal teaching and/or mentoring

Currently a faculty member (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor) at another institution; must provide evidence of being on leave while at Stanford

Yes

No fees or tuition but must provide evidence of funds to support self and dependents while in USA

Visiting Student Research

Full-time research

Enrolled as an undergraduate* or graduate student, including medical student

*Undergrads are allowed only in summer

Yes

Tuition of about $1200 per month* and some other fees. If visa is needed, must provide evidence of funds to support self.

*Undergrad fee is approximately $500 flat

Student Intern

(Remote ONLY, Summer only, as of 6/1/21

Variety of duties that support academic goals or meet requirements to receive credit at intern’s school

High school, undergraduate or graduate student, including medical student.

No

No tuition or fees

If you are interested in joining our department in any of these roles, you must first find a member of the professoriate level faculty who is willing to host you. Please visit our Faculty page to find links to our faculty profiles and learn more about their research, then reach out to him or her via email to ask if they are interested in working with you. 

Once a faculty member has agreed to host you, then the Faculty Affairs Administrator must be contacted to confirm which title is correct and that you meet the qualifications. After that, the appointment request process will begin. 

For more information you may contact our Faculty Affairs Administrator, Lori Abrahamsohn.

Lori Abrahamsohn
Faculty Affairs Administrator

(650) 724-1745
lori4@stanford.edu