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Visiting Scholar

Benefits and Responsibilities


University Library Privileges: Library privileges as provided according to library regulations and eligibility requirements. Access to databases on the Web may require a UW NetID (provided).  Some services are not free, and Visiting Scholars will be responsible for these fees. Visiting Scholars are not entitled to some faculty-level research services, including preparation of bibliographies and memoranda.

Office Space: Office space may be available in the Center for Pediatric Dentistry, generally in a shared office.

Computer Access: Computer access is available in offices and research laboratories and via the UW Wireless network. Visiting Scholars are provided with the information to establish a UW NetID for computing privileges such as e-mail and internet access.  Visiting Scholars are required to use their own computers.  All computing activities must be conducted within guidelines of the Office of Compliance.

Intellectual Copyright and Authorship: Visiting Scholars whose primary interest is research are encouraged to publish the results or apply for patents based on the research data obtained while in the program. All intellectual property must be managed in a manner consistent with UW CoMotion.  All publications must be approved by the host faculty and published according to prevailing ethical and professional standards.

UW Facilities: For a modest monthly fee, Visiting Scholars receive access to recreational and other facilities of the University of Washington (contact the UW Recreation).

Bus Pass: Visiting Scholars are eligible for a University bus pass (U-Pass) at a nominal cost (contact Parking Services). This pass allows access to the extensive bus/train transportation system in the Seattle area.

Parking: Visiting Scholars are eligible for University campus parking for a fee (contact Parking Services).

Other: Visiting Scholars may also be interested in participating in the Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research.  Participation is competitive and there is a separate fee to attend this program. The time spent on this program (6 weeks) will be counted as part of the Visiting Scholar program and all department fees are still applicable.

Responsibilities and Limitations

Living Arrangements: Visiting Scholars are responsible for all housing, transportation, and personal costs while at the University of Washington.  Visiting Scholars must make their own living and transportation arrangements.  The host faculty may be able to guide the applicant to various resources.

Employment: Visiting Scholars may not be employed while at the University.

Patient Treatment: Visiting Scholars may not provide direct patient care or participate in any clinical care activities while at the University.  Scholars are allowed to observe clinical teaching activities.

Professional Behavior: Visiting Scholars are expected to conduct themselves within all standards of ethical and professional behavior while at the University.

Health Insurance: Visiting Scholars are expected to have health insurance coverage while they are at the University.  Please see J-1 Visa Insurance Requirements for more information.

Travel: Visiting Scholars are responsible for all their international and domestic travel costs. Attendance of any regional, national or international conferences are encouraged, but the Visiting Scholar will be responsible for all costs associated with such meetings (membership, registration, travel, etc.). Prior to any travel out of school, Visiting Scholars should get pre-approval from department administrator and host faculty.