The VISP is open to outstanding international scientists, clinicians and physician-scientists (ranging from MS, PhD, MD and postdoctoral fellows to established senior investigators) who express strong interest in regenerative medicine research. Previous research experience in a biological or regenerative medicine laboratory is highly desirable, but not required. The Visiting Scholar designation is dependent upon individuals securing a J-1 visa.

Application Process

VISP Expectations

  • Must have verbal and written English fluency. Applicants whose first language is not English must submit their TOEFL or an equivalent test score or verification of this competency.
  • Responsible for their own financial arrangements, including travel and housing.
  • Must obtain leave from the home institution.
  • Assume financial responsibility for visa processing fees.

Submitting an Application

Application to the Spring 2021 Program:

On-Line Applications Open October 15, 2020. Deadline to apply is June 15, 2021

If you have questions, please contact the program coordinator, Joan F. Schanck, MPA, at or 336-713-1201.

Required Documentation

  • VISP Application
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Most recent academic transcript
  • Short statement of research interests and professional goals
  • Minimum of two letters of recommendation
  • Up to three reprints of publications

Important Dates: 2020-2021 Deadlines

Program Cycle 
and Dates
E-Applications Open Deadline E-Application Submission E-notification of 
Fall 2021
October 4, 2021 - December 10, 2021
April 15, 2021 June 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
Spring 2021
April 12, 2021 - June 18, 2021
October 15, 2020 December 15, 2020 January 15, 2021