The designation Visiting Researcher is a privilege accorded to scholars or researchers temporarily invited to Suffolk for the purpose of collaborative research. Departments may request a J-1 visa (DS-2019) through CIPS. 

Visiting Researchers do not receive a stipend in their appointment, nor does their appointment imply tenure or continuation at the university. Please note that privileges, such as ID cards and keys, will not be provided until Visiting Researcher’s assignment has received final approval.

The process originates in a department of the university with the nomination by a faculty member or researcher who will accept an active responsibility for helping the researchers/scholars while they are here. A departmental contact submits the request form.