The VSP is open to outstanding national and 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

VSP 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

  • VSP 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
Program Cycle and Dates E-Applications Open Deadline E-Application Submission E-Notification of Application Acceptance

Spring 2024
April 8 - June 14, 2024

October 15, 2023 December 30, 2023 January 30, 2024
Fall 2024
September 30 - December 6, 2024
April 15, 2024 June 30, 2024 July 30, 2024