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. 

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: 2023-2024 Deadlines

Program Cycle 
and Dates
E-Applications Open Deadline E-Application Submission E-notification of 
Fall 2023
October 2 - December 8, 2023
April 15, 2023 June 30, 2023 July 30, 2023
Spring 2024
April 8 - June 14, 2024
October 15, 2023 December 30, 2023 January 30, 2024