In order to initiate the visiting scholar's application process, this form must be completed by the Calvin contact person and submitted to the dean for research and scholarship. The dean will review the submitted information and determine what further steps must be taken.

Before completing the application, please first read the instructions to make sure you have gathered all appropriate information and documentation (especially recommendation letters in electronic format) and you (the Calvin contact person) have reviewed the entire visiting scholar Calvin contact responsibilities and agree to these responsibilities.

This online application DOES NOT allow you to save a partially completed or completed version of this form to your desktop. If you would like a copy of your application after you submit it, please email the Office of the Dean for Faculty Development. If you need to correct errors or update your application before the deadline, you may resubmit the application and your earlier version will be deleted.

Sponsoring Calvin department, center, or institute
Contact name
Contact title
Contact complete email address
Waiver and Acknowledgment: All invited guests of Calvin University in the Visiting Scholars Program are required to complete and sign waiver of worker's compensation insurance. The completed form can be emailed separate from this application to but must be returned before the guest's arrival on campus.

Visiting Scholar personal information

First Name
Last Name
Gender (select one) Male       Female
Home Address

City                                                        State/Country              Postal Code  
Institution Address
Name of Institution

Street address

City                                                         State/Country              Postal Code  

         Preferred mailing address (check one only) Home Work
Daytime Phone (xxx-xxx-xxxx)
Complete email address
Attach complete Curriculum Vitae (.pdf formatted preferred)

Currently held position

Field of specialization  

Educational degree     

Most recent degree        From what institution?

Reason for visit
Attach a letter of interest with a brief description of the work the applicant will pursue at Calvin.

Attach a letter of reference from someone in the applicant's field of study.

Applicant's nationality

If non-U.S. citizen, beginning date of last visit to U.S. (mm/dd/yyyy)

Has the applicant previously been assigned a Calvin ID or IT account? Yes No

Does the applicant have all necessary legal documents (current passport, Social Security number, visa, driver's license)? Yes No

Date of Birth - month:      day:      year:
Will the applicant have personal income or other financial resources sufficient to cover all expected living expenses and travel? Yes No
Does the applicant expect to be accompanied by family members during the visit? Yes No

If additional family members, Spouse name # of children
(Spouse name is required if they would like Spoelhof Fieldhouse access.)

If non-U.S. applicant with school-aged children who will be attending local schools, has applicant checked with the schools to determine the school's student visa preferences? Yes No

Health coverage is required. What kind of health insurance policy will cover the applicant (and family) during their visit?

Further information required regarding the proposed visit

Letter of support from the sponsoring department, center, or institute.

Proposed time frame for the visit (mm/dd/yyyy)    Arrival date Depart date
If applicant is a non-US citizen, what visa arrangements are planned?

Does the Calvin sponsor expect the applicant to be paid through Calvin University (wages, stipends, honoraria, or salary)? If paying a non-U.S. applicant, J-visa or visa waiver must be in place. If "yes," a Social Security number will be required. Yes No

Does the Calvin sponsor expect to reimburse the applicant for any expenses? Yes No

Does the Calvin sponsor expect to provide the applicant with an office on campus? Yes No

Does the Calvin contact expect to assist the applicant with finding housing, transportation, schools for children, etc? (NOTE: school tuition credits are not available for non-employees.) Yes No

What level of Calvin IT permissions will be requested for this visitor? (read code descriptions)

Check if you, the Calvin contact, have previewed the entire visiting scholar process and agree to these responsibilities.
Check if your scholar would like to be included on the Visiting Scholar profile page (optional).
Your application is not complete until we have received all of the required information above. Questions? Please contact the Office of the Dean for Faculty Development.