Visiting Scholars and Research Fellows Program
Each year, the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law is able to host several Visiting Scholars and Research Fellows from anywhere in the world and from a range of academic disciplines.
Visiting Scholars and Research Fellows (Scholars and Fellows) are given access to law library materials and limited computer privileges. Scholars and Fellows may also audit CLS courses and seminars with the permission of the instructor. In addition, Scholars and Fellows are encouraged to attend and participate in Center and other Law School events which will integrate them into the CLS community.
The Visiting Scholar category is normally reserved for professors at domestic or foreign faculties, as well as judges, and other professionals who are advanced in their careers. The Visiting Research Fellow category is for those earlier in their career, such as individuals engaged in postdoctoral studies.
There is an administrative Program Fee of $8,000 per academic year; $4,000 for the fall or spring intake periods; and $2,500 for a summer-only stay. Visitors who are not primarily employed as scholars, students, government officials, judicial officers or civil society leaders will be assessed a 50% surcharge. The center is able to waive the fee in a limited number of cases, depending upon need and availability. All necessary immigration forms are processed through the International Students and Scholars Office of Columbia University.
To apply, please complete this form as well as:
- CLS Application to the Visiting Scholar and Research Fellow Program
- A copy of your curriculum vitae
- A list of publications
- A description of your intended research project (not to exceed two double-spaced pages)
- Two letters of recommendation
All materials must be submitted in English.
Please send application materials to [email protected].
Applications will be accepted between February 1 and April 1 for the following academic year. Applications may be evaluated on a rolling basis.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For further details about the program, please visit the International Programs Office website.