Becoming a Fellow
The normal process for becoming a visiting research fellow in the ILR School is through nomination by an ILR faculty member. However, potential applicants who are not collaborating with current ILR faculty can apply directly (with cover letter, CV, and a one page description of research area) to Miguelina Tabar, Program Coordinator, International Programs. Faculty whose interests most closely match the applicant's will be contacted. A Ph.D. degree is a basic requirement.
We have a limited number of Visiting Fellow slots each year so appointments are selective. Visiting Fellows are expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the school. This contribution may take the form of short course offerings, and/or presentation of your research in faculty seminars within the school and in Cornell generally. Visiting Fellows will also be expected to contribute to the Visiting Fellow Working Paper Series, a web based series. In keeping with U.S. visa eligibility rules, visitors must remain in residence at ILR for the term of the appointment.
Where possible, requests should be submitted at least 4 months in advance. For more information, contact Miguelina Tabar, Program Coordinator, International Programs.