Opportunity to Participate in the Exchange Visitor Program at the US Provided by IREX

Opportunity to Participate in the Exchange Visitor Program at the US Provided by IREX



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IREX sponsors Research Scholars and Short-Term Scholars exchange program in various fields in the United States by providing a J-1 visa intended to participate in these programs. The program promotes the exchange of ideas and increased mutual understanding between Americans and people from other countries.

IREX Objectives of Exchange Visitor Programs:

IREX facilitates a variety of opportunities for exchange visitors to:

  • Collaborate or consult as a guest scientist on long-term or short-term research projects.
  • Participate in postdoctoral programs, research-based training, or academic seminars.
  • Build linkages with US research teams.
  • Teach a course while conducting research at an accredited US college or university.

The Differences between the J-1 Research Scholar and J-1 Short-Term Scholar Categories:

  • Research Scholars may participate in research programs in the US for up to 5 years, whereas Short-Term Scholar programs are limited to 6 months maximum.
  • To be eligible for a Research Scholar program, a person must not have held any J visa status for any part of the past 12 months; this restriction does not apply to Short-Term Scholars.
  • There is a 24-month waiting period to be eligible for a Research Scholar visa after previously participating as a J-1 Research Scholar; repeat participation as a Short-Term Scholar is not limited.
  • Research Scholars must be conducting research, consulting, or receiving training in connection with a research project at qualified host organizations. Short-Term Scholars may be involved in research or participate in other academic activities, such as seminars, workshops or study tours.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a research scholar, scientist, or person of similar background who can demonstrate academic credentials and research experience and/or contributions in a specific research field.
  • Applicant must be invited to participate in a visiting research program (conducting research, observing, or consulting on a project) in the applicant’s field at a qualified host organization.
  • Applicant must possess sufficient English-language abilities to live in the US, engage with Americans, and be successful in the research exchange program.
  • Applicant must not be a candidate for a tenure-track position or intend to remain in the US beyond 5 years.

Organizations IREX Works with:

  • Eligible organizations include research institutions, museums, libraries, post-secondary accredited academic institutions, and similar institutions.
  • Prospective host organizations must articulate to IREX their ability to host exchange visitors and offer a stimulating, mutually beneficial research program.
  • Site visits may be required at the application stage or during the program.
  • Host organizations must provide opportunities for exchange visitors to experience US culture by inviting them to local activities such as holiday celebrations, sporting or arts events, or community volunteering.

Services Offered by IREX:

  • Preapplication assessment of eligibility for participation.
  • Streamlined application system with option for expedited processing.
  • English-language fluency screening.
  • Issuance of Form DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility) to approved applicants.
  • Program monitoring, evaluation, and reporting required for federal compliance.
  • Resources to support exchange visitors’ J visa application and transition to the US.
  • Dedicated staff to respond to immigration questions of host organizations and exchange visitors.
  • Visa sponsorship of eligible family members of exchange visitors.
  • 24-hour emergency support for exchange visitors.

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