International Collaborators

Global Initiatives uses the visiting scholars platform to foster collaboration between NYU Meyers and experts in the field of nursing and public health from around the world. This is a wonderful opportunity for scholars of foreign universities to share an international perspective and generate scholarly research. Each international collaborator is given access to the NYU Library system and assigned an NYU Meyers faculty mentor for the duration of his/her time at NYU for the purpose of providing guidance in the scholarly work he/she wishes to perform at NYU.

International collaborators are considered guests of the University who may visit for a temporary period of up to one year (renewable). As non-employees, they have no teaching or other responsibilities and are not entitled to salary or housing. Additionally, international collaborator designations should not be used to provide free courses, dissertation supervision, or other privileges to graduate or post-graduate students, or for the sole purpose of providing library privileges.

Almost always, international collaborators must arrange their own housing in New York although there is limited assistance for visitor housing available through Global Research Initiatives. To the extent possible, NYU Meyers can assist in identifying housing options, but it is ultimately the responsibility of the visitor to secure his/her own housing. Please note that workspace at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing is not guaranteed; however, we will do our best to provide some workspace if any is available to us.


Interested individuals must meet the following qualifications: 

  • Be established experts in their field with a scholarly record commensurate with a faculty appointment at New York University.
  • Be eligible for a J-1 exchange visa OR be a current Fullbright Scholar. If applying for J-1 exchange visa, the scholar must pay a $185 fee to the Department of Homeland Security for a J-1 visa to be issued or a change to such status granted. A J-1 exchange visitor will be required to pay only one fee for the duration of the program.
  • Have a particular scholarly endeavor he/she wishes to achieve with which an appointment as an international collaborator would be beneficial.
  • Scholars applying for a J-1 Visa must show proof of financial support of all expenses either from NYU funds or outside/personal funding. Scholars must demonstrate a minimum of $2,800 USD per month, including additional financial support for any accompanying family members ($1,000 USD per month for a spouse and $500 USD per month per child). Financial support can be from external sources, such as the home university or government, from personal or family savings.
  • Show proof of certified health insurance coverage for the duration of their stay.
  • Have at least a master's degree or its equivalent prior to arrival.

Faculty sponsors

Please gather the following materials for a complete application:

  • Approximate dates the visiting scholar expects to begin and end his/her appointment.
  • A copy of his/her most recent CV, which should include date of birth, telephone number, permanent address, and email address.
  • A research statement/statement of interest.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Proof of certified health insurance coverage for the duration of stay.
  • Any relevant Fulbright Scholar documentation.
  • Copy of current passport bio page.
  • Completed visiting scholar application form for approval signatures.
  • Scholars applying for a J-1 Visa should submit a  DS2019 Request Form completing sections: C-H.  Email us at: for a DS2019 Form.  

Approval process

  • Please submit all materials to NYU Meyers Global Initiatives at
  • Completed applications will be submitted for initial internal review and approval. Further approval will be obtained from NYU’s Office of Academic Appointments.
  • Once fully approved, the application will be submitted to the Office of Global Services for completion of the DS2019 and other instructions to the applicant. Once the applicant has the original signed DS2019, s/he can then set up a visa appointment with the relevant US Embassy or Consulate.
  • Once approved, all documentation (welcome letter, instructions, visiting scholar policy) is sent to the international collaborator.

Application Timelines:

  • Please submit applications at least four months prior to the anticipated arrival.

For more information, please contact Renata Kurz, Assistant Director, Global Initiatives, at