CRITERIA FOR APPOINTMENT
The following are the minimum eligibility criteria for a Visiting Scholar designation at Stanford University:
- the individual must be visiting from an outside institution or organization;
- the individual must have a doctoral degree or be a recognized expert in his or her field; and
- the source of salary funding for the individual must not be Stanford University.
- Visiting Scholar appointments are different from a Postdoctoral Scholar appontment. For more information on Postdocs, please see Postdoctoral Scholars.
Email a letter of proposal to Nette Worthey (firstname.lastname@example.org) and include the following:
- The beginning AND end dates of the proposed visit (VERY IMPORTANT)
- Summary of your project you will work on while at CCRMA. This is your opportunity to explain why conducting your research is mutually beneficial for both you and for CCRMA
- Curriculum vitae, and a CD containing samples of your work if you are a composer.
- The additional paperwork will include:
- Complete and sign a Stanford Patent and Copyright Agreement SU18a form
- Proof of Funding
Citizens of other countries who enter the United States for the purpose of being Visiting Scholar at Stanford must have a DS-2019 (certification for J-1 visa status) issued by the Bechtel International Center via CCRMA prior to their arrival in this country.
If you need Stanford to sponsor a visa for your visit, please submit the following documents:
- A legible copy of the biographic page(s) of the passport.
- Accompanying dependents must also provide a legible copy of the biographic page(s) of the passport and supporting biographical information
- Completed SEVIS DS2019 Form
- Please read the 5-year rule and advise which category of visitor you fall under Requests for visiting status are evaluated on the feasibility of the project, availability of resources, and number of visitors in residence during the proposed time period.
The fee to CCRMA is $600 USD per quarter and this fee offsets direct costs involved with the use of CCRMA facilities. The fee may be paid to CCRMA Administrator Nette Worthey in a check or Money Order made out to Stanford University. Visiting scholars are responsible for their own financial support, health insurance, and housing. Stanford University also requires a fee of $125 USD to process or transfer the visa certificate.
Accepted Scholars are invited to work on their own research and to participate in informal discussions and seminars with the CCRMA Community of composers, researchers, and other visitors during their stay. CCRMA provides its scholars with access to facilities, courses, and seminars and limited technical support. Please be aware that visitors must work VERY indendently. CCRMA is a collaborative working envirnment but visitors should plan on working on their own. The building enjoyes an open space office environment and an office will NOT be assigned to any visitor. There are plenty of computers and space in which to work.
Visiting Scholar status is a privilege, not a right, and an individual holds this status at the pleasure of Stanford University. The status may be revoked at any time (even during the term of the designated status) by either party, without the necessity of a reason. Similarly, there is no right to a renewal of the status at the end of the term.
Visiting Scholars are not employees or students of the University, and therefore are not entitled to Stanford compensation or other benefits available to regular staff, faculty or students (including health insurance). The Visiting Scholar title may not be used for personnel or payroll purposes. If a department wishes to make a special payment to a Visiting Scholar for participation in a seminar presentation or similar contribution, that should be done through honoraria. If a Visiting Scholar is asked to make a short-term contribution to a research effort, payment of appropriate consulting fees should be arranged.
A Visiting Scholar Identification Card will be issued to Visiting Scholars who are in residence for a minimum of one quarter. If accepted as a CCRMA visiting scholar, details will be included in your letter of invitation.