Visiting Fellows

Each year ILR welcomes scholars from around the world to pursue research interests in industrial and labor relations.

Positions are unpaid and offer no administrative support, but do provide access to all of Cornell University's libraries. Visiting fellows are also invited to participate in ILR seminars and to present their research.

Graduate students currently enrolled at other institutions are not eligible for the Visiting Fellows Program. Cornell University cannot accommodate graduate students from other institutions who want to come to The ILR School for research or internships.

Please email the International Programs office for questions about visiting fellows.

Becoming a Fellow

Becoming a visiting research fellow in the ILR School is through nomination by an ILR faculty member. We have a limited number of Visiting Fellow slots each year so appointments are selective.

A Ph.D. degree is a basic requirement.

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.


International Services

IS is providing assistance on federal immigration, tax and labor regulations, and counseling on personal, academic and cultural matters. The IS web hosts information for international students and scholars, visa and immigration updates, and links to community resources.

English for International Students and Scholars (EISS) Program

The Summer EISS provides full-time intensive English instruction and cultural orientation to students and scholars interested in working and studying in an academic environment in the U.S. or in using English professionally. The program offers instruction at all levels, from low intermediate through very high advanced.

International Research Portal

ILR's Catherwood Library is the most comprehensive resource of its type in North America. Its collection of 200,000 books, journals, pamphlets and related materials, now complemented by extensive access to electronic resources from around the world, supports education and research in nearly every aspect of the workplace. Please visit the Catherwood Library to learn more about other resources and services.


This repository features the scholarship of ILR’s faculty and researchers, along with collections of digital material selected by the reference librarians and archivists at Catherwood.

ILR Faculty

ILR faculty at Cornell represent the world's greatest concentration of scholars in the field of industrial and labor relations. Resident and extension faculty are involved in a variety of international research projects and activities around the world. Find out about some of these projects.

ILR Research Centers and Institutes

The ILR School has several centers and institutes that conduct on-going research across disciplines and geographic regions.