Visiting Student Research Collaborators (VSRC)
A program for an advanced degree candidate from another institution who comes to work with a specific faculty member on a collaboration or mutual research project. If a Princeton faculty sponsor has not been arranged, prospective applicants should first reach out to the Graduate Program Administrator of the department to which they intend to apply for assistance. Department contacts can be found on our Fields of Study pages.
Application Deadline: Three months prior to intended start date - see chart
Program Length: One to twelve months
Application Fee: None
- Completed application submitted to Graduate Admission
- Copy of your current passport (name page only)
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Brief statement describing your research project
- Statement by sponsoring Princeton faculty member, which includes: a concise description of the research collaboration, duration of proposed stay, support and department account number to charge (if any), and co-signature of the department chair or program director
- Statement by applicant's home institution adviser that includes: confirmation of applicant's enrolled graduate student status, nature of collaborative work, and its relevance to the student's academic and scholarly progress
- Evidence of sufficient financial resources in English and U.S. dollars
- Language translations and currency conversions are accepted
- Bank statements and scholarship letters must include name
- VSRCs receiving funding from the China Scholarship Council will need to provide additional funding along with scholarship letter
The Davis International Center reserves the right to request original documents.
Please refer to the financial requirements to determine the amount of funding required per month.
The completed online application and all other application requirements may be submitted as early as six months before the intended start date, and are due no later than three months prior to your intended start date. For your convenience, please see this chart detailing application material deadlines. If your application is submitted after the application deadline, we will reach out to you to select dates of stay that fall within guidelines. Any documents that are not submitted electronically with the online application should be emailed in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to your application. If any items are missing you will be notified. Completed applications will be processed and upon approval you will be emailed your offer of admission.