Research Scholar USA

Sponsoring Your J-1 Research Scholar Visa

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CIEE Research Scholar USA is for researchers from around the world who wish to research, teach, lecture, observe, or consult in a university, research facility, library, or similar type of institution in the U.S. If that sounds like you – and you have a pre-arranged opportunity, but not a visa sponsor – then we can help.

With CIEE, your dream of collaborating on a global scale is within reach. We provide:

  • Visa sponsorship – valid up to 5 years!

  • Program orientation and monitoring

  • 24/7 multilingual support


  • A biological oceanography expert from Germany researches bioinformatics, metagenomics, and next-generation sequencing at a leading aquarium research institute.
  • An expert on cancer epigenetics from India conducts groundbreaking research at a large pharmaceutical company in Pennsylvania.
  • A French national with a degree in philosophy conducts research in a cross-disciplinary study of globalization theories at a leading university in New England.
  • An electrical engineering expert from Finland develops an open artificial intelligence ecosystem model at a large technology company in California.
  • An expert in head and neck oncology from Uganda conducts research at a hospital in Boston.


Our goal is to make the application and immigration process easy. That way you can spend your time focusing on what really matters: international collaboration.

As a CIEE Research Scholar USA participant, you will:

  • Fill out an application and gather supporting documents
  • Submit your application
  • Schedule your visa interview with your nearest American embassy
  • Book your airfare
  • Travel to the U.S., visit your host organization, and get started!



United States?

Keep in mind that CIEE is not a placement service. In other words, we do not find host organizations on behalf of our participants. CIEE acts solely as the visa sponsor for participants who have pre-arranged opportunities in the U.S. Learn more about finding a placement.

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