The Visiting Asian Scholars program at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign hosts a diverse group of self-funded scholars in the humanities and social sciences for period of up to 12 months. Long a leader in international scholarly exchange, and host to the prestigious Freeman Fellows program for seventeen years, the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies offers visiting scholars from Asia, in a multitude of disciplines, access to world class research, teaching and public engagement. The University of Illinois leads the nation and the world as one of the top ranked public institutions of higher education with a commitment to public service that extends far beyond national borders. Illinois is consistently ranked one of the top 20 research institutes in the nation in number of international students, faculty, and exchange scholars on campus. Illinois is home to a preeminent faculty that propels many academic programs to the top ranks in the world.
As a participant in the Visiting Asian Scholars Program, in addition to conducting research in-residence, you will receive the following benefits.
The Visiting Asian Scholars program is open to any self-funded scholar from East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Central Asia. We welcome scholars from the Humanities and Social Sciences, as well as the Fine Arts and Professions with disciplinary interests corresponding to faculties in our College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Law, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, College of Fine and Applied Arts, School of Labor and Employment Relations, College of Media, and School of Social Work.
To begin the application process please fill out this informational form and upload your cv here. You will be contacted shortly.