Visiting Scholars and Students

Information for Visiting Scholars

Our program requires that a Visiting Scholar have a Ph.D. If you do have a Ph.D., we would be happy to consider your request after reviewing one or two of your recent publications, and your statement outlining your research plans while in residence here.

The Department provides no funds for VSs and requires that they provide evidence of sufficient funding to cover travel costs and living expenses while at UW.

Visiting Scholars, after being accepted, are required to pay the University of Washington the sum of $260 (U.S.) to cover the cost of visa processing for the visiting scholar and each family member who requires a visa. Also, Visiting Scholars must pay an additional $317 SEVIS fee.

Do not send any money until we ask you to. Please send your materials (publications and statement of plans) to:

Department Chair

Richard Wright
Department of Linguistics
Box 352425
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-2425

Unfortunately, our resources are quite limited: while as a Visiting Scholar you will be able to sit in on all classes offered by the Department, attend all of our functions, and have free use of the library, it is unlikely that we would be able to provide you with your own desk. Due to budget cuts, we have had to greatly restrict the number of foreign visiting scholars we accept, since we have no staff to do paperwork.

Visiting Scholars, at the end of their stay here, are expected to present an oral report to the Department on their research accomplishments while in residence.

Information for Visiting Students