The Department of Germanic Languages periodically welcomes 2-3 scholars for a term of between six months to one year who wish to engage in independent, non-collaborative research.
The Visiting Scholar designation is designed to link the visiting scholar with the Columbia community to further their research, provide connections to faculty members, and encourage participation in the department and university’s intellectual community. Visiting scholars have a strong intellectual link to the work of the department and are engaged in a clearly defined program of research while in residence.
Most people who obtain the visiting scholar designation are international scholars, though requests from domestic scholars are also accepted. Potential scholars must meet one of the criteria for Visiting Scholars/Scientists in the Columbia University Faculty Handbook to have an application considered.
For those interested in accessing collections at Columbia and in the New York City area, please note that a visiting scholar designation is not required to access these materials. Please use the links below to register and/or make appointments to access collections at the following locations: