Scholars who wish to apply to be a visiting scholar in the department must first seek out a faculty member able to support their research. This person is called a faculty sponsor. Contact the faculty member directly and send the following items via email:
- A research proposal of approximately two pages that includes your proposed start and end dates at the top of the document. The proposal should briefly describe your position and recent and/or current research. The remainder of the proposal should describe what work and research you want to accomplish while at Indiana University. It should include a specific explanation of why being a visiting scholar in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology is necessary to facilitate this research.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Domestic scholars should submit their application a minimum of two months before the proposed start date. This means that a faculty sponsor must be secured more than two months before the proposed start date.
- International scholars should submit their application a minimum of eight months before the proposed start date to allow enough time to complete the J-1 visa request process, which can take four to six months. This means that a faculty sponsor must be secured more than eight months before the proposed start date.
Once you have a faculty member who has agreed to sponsor you, proceed to Step 2.