Visiting Researcher Forms

Detailed application instructions available on the Application Procedures page.

Visiting Researcher APPLICATION Form (PDF)

To request an extension to your visit, click to download the EXTENSION Request Form (PDF) (for current Visiting Researchers only)


While at Georgetown University, the employment classification is: Visiting Researcher. Most researchers stay anywhere from 6-12 months. Researchers may engage in this program for 4 years maximum.

This is a non-paid post, which means that NO PAYMENTS can be made from Georgetown University to the Visiting Researcher.


The Visiting Researcher fee is $400 per semester, payable at the beginning of each semester. The Visiting Researcher is responsible for paying the fee unless the department explicitly indicates otherwise. Acceptable forms of payment are cash and checks (in the exact amount).


Visa paperwork for foreign citizens who are not Fulbright scholars is processed by the Office of Global Services. After non-U.S. Visiting Researchers receive their letter of acceptance, they should complete the “Scholar Portion” of the J-1 Scholar Request Form, and then submit the form (and the required documentation) to their host department. The department will complete the “Department Portion” of the form and forward the entire package to the Office of Global Services.

For more information, please see the J-1 Scholar Request Form.

Requests for further information about the Visiting Researcher Program should be directed to:

Visiting Researcher Program
    attn: Mr. Larry Brown
Georgetown University
Office of the Provost
Main Campus Academic Appointments Office
3307 M Street, N.W., Suite 202
Washington, DC 20007

Telephone: (202) 687-2601