Fulbright Visiting Scholars

Fulbright Visiting Scholars come to UConn through a similar process as UConn-sponsored visiting scholars. However, Fulbright issues the Form DS-2019 and provides the visiting scholar with all visa and immigration advising. Similar to UConn Visiting Scholars, hosting academic departments are responsible for providing primary logistical support and an academic home to your visitors. ISSS can assist with the required Fulbright pre-arrival paperwork and help you navigate the process to onboard your visitor. We also provide important information and resources to your Fulbright Visiting Scholar to help them settle in to life in Connecticut. 


Before Arrival


Institutional Reply Form: After you accept a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to your department, the Fulbright program will send ISSS the Institutional Reply Form for completion with your department. ISSS will complete the fields relevant to all visiting scholars at UConn, and you must complete the fields specific to your department and the research they will conduct at UConn. 


Gratis Appointment Smart HR Transaction: The department must process a gratis appointment and submit the Smart HR Transaction, with offer letter uploaded into the system, in order to generate a Net ID/Email Address for the visitor. You should do this as soon as possible to ensure they will have their Net ID upon arrival.


ISSS Sponsored Student/Scholar Registration:  After completing the Institutional Reply Form, ISSS will direct your visiting scholar to complete the Sponsored Student/Scholar Notification Form on the ISSS website. We will include them on important pre-arrival information and they will be added to the ISSS listserv. 
Sponsored Student/Scholar Registration


Housing and Transportation: While hosting departments are not responsible for securing housing for your visiting scholar, you should ensure that the scholar has somewhere to live that is accessible to campus without a car. ISSS will refer your visiting scholar to the resources on UConn’s Off Campus Housing Services webpage, but any additional assistance you can provide with housing/transportation needs is appreciated. 


After Arriving


Check-In at ISSS: Your visiting scholar should visit ISSS on a Tuesday or Friday between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. to Submit their Arrival Records. They will also be invited to attend an orientation for new visiting scholars. 


Academic Orientation: The academic department should ensure that your visitor has obtained their Net ID and email address, and takes any required training within the department. Please be sure to include your visiting scholar in the life and activities of the academic department, and try to provide many opportunities for cultural exchange.