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Visiting Scholars

The Department of Landscape Architecture welcomes visiting faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and doctoral students from across the U.S. and around the world through the University of Washington Visiting International Student Internship & Training (VISIT) and Visiting Scholar programs. The department hosts a limited number of faculty/postdoctoral visitors and graduate student visitors (typically advanced doctoral students) each year for up to 12 months. Prospective visitors are asked to read the following information carefully and consult both the links that are provided and the departmental website for faculty and research profiles.

Visiting scholars are welcome at all departmental colloquia and department events. Visiting scholars may audit courses with the permission of the instructor. They are also encouraged to enrich the departmental community in other ways, such as by participating in graduate seminars, collaborating on research projects and symposia, and inviting members of the departmental community to their home institutions.

The department does not provide any funding for visiting scholars or interns. Each visitor must be financially supported through other sources. The department also does not have the capacity to offer office or individual desk space. Visitors will have open access to all communal spaces and libraries offered in the College and across the University.

Application and Selection Process

The Landscape Architecture Department receives a large number of applications from prospective visitors each year. Department decisions on VISIT and Visiting Scholar applications are determined on a quarterly basis. To be considered, applicants must meet all University requirements and provide the Department Chair with the following materials:

(1) Curricula vita

(2) Statement of research intent with a description of why our department is a good fit for these pursuits

(3) Identification of potential sponsoring faculty

(4) Anticipated arrival and departure dates (months/year(s))

In selecting visiting scholars each year, the primary criteria are related to collaborative opportunities between the research interests of the prospective visitor and a faculty member in the department. Prospective visitors need to secure at least one faculty “sponsor,” that is, a faculty member whose research interests align with theirs and who supports their application to visit the department. The faculty sponsor will serve as the direct liaison and host to the university and region.

Applications for the VISIT and Visiting Scholar programs should be sent to the Department Chair, Ken Yocom.