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Visiting Scholar Program

The Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University hosts national and international Visiting Scholars interested in using the intellectual resources of the Center to further their research. Visiting Scholars can apply for stays of one month to two years.

When applying to be a Visiting Scholar, it is important to note that the Center does not offer any stipends or financial support and the University does not provide on campus housing. In addition, all Visiting Scholars must be able to speak English, have the financial resources to support their residency, and obtain the necessary insurance.

Visiting Scholars are an important component to the intellectual resources of the Center’s research and teaching activities. During their visit to Stony Brook, Visiting Scholars are expected to live near campus, conduct their research on campus or at an approved site and be on campus regularly, taking part in various academic activities.

Who Are Our Visiting Scholars?

Meet our visiting scholars.


  • With instructors’ permission Visiting Scholars may audit courses.
  • Visiting Scholars are invited to attend presentations, lectures, conferences, seminars, and other events.
  • Visiting Scholars are provided a Stony Brook University email account and access to a computer, photocopying, and other services that will help continue their research.
  • Visiting Scholars have library privileges at the Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library and other campus libraries.
  • Visiting Scholars are granted shared office space within the Center.


Visiting Scholars are required to provide their own support funds. Our Visiting Scholars are typically funded by their own universities or other employers, private grant-making institutions, or government programs – either at home or abroad.

Application Information

Please apply at least 4 months before your desired start date.

Applications are received and reviewed on an ongoing basis.  However, the Center does place preference on hosting scholars in the fall semester.

Documents to be submitted for review:

  1. Cover letter addressing a) purpose of your visit, b) duration of stay with specific start date and end date, and c) how expenses incurred during the residency will be financed.
  2. One page research plan with project summary
  3. Resume
  4. Candidate’s Passport
  5. Completed Employee Demographic Form

 All documents should be written in English and submitted via email to Patricia Bremer.  


All funded Visiting Scholars must pay a $500 application fee. (If you are self-funded, this fee will be adjusted.) The charges are payable online.  Please use the drop down menu, Se arch for other Stony Brook programs, type  Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities Excellence Fund.

Federal regulations require J-1 visa holders to maintain a minimum level of health insurance for themselves and any J-2 dependents for the duration of their stay in the United States ( See   22 C.F.R. 62.14).   SBU policy, which complies with federal regulation, requires that all J visa holders purchase SBU coverage for health and hospitalization, medical evacuation and repatriation insurance.   For more information on the international health insurance policy,  click here .

A vaild UPS account must be provided to cover any delivery fees.

Stony Brook Visa and Immigration Service

To better understand and prepare the application, it is recommended that candidates visit Stony Brook University’s Visa and Immigration Site. Here you will find vital information that will help guide you through the Visa process.   

In addition, the site provides information to enhance the academic, cultural, and social experiences of international scholars, as well as assistance in advising, immigration services, advocacy, and programming.


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