Below is information for faculty members and departments interested in hosting a visiting scholar. We must receive the Prospective Scholar Information Form, the Request for Form DS-2019, and the Department Chair Authorization Form in order to process a DS-2019, which the scholar must have in order to apply for a J visa. If you have any questions, please feel free to call (330-672-7980) or email ( ISSS.

For an overview of the scholar request process and the documents that we need, please read our Scholar Request Guide (PDF).

Prospective Scholar Information Form
  • This form should be completed by the scholar
Request for Form DS-2019 
  • This form should be completed by the hosting department
Department Chair Authorization for DS-2019 
  • This form should be completed by the chair of the hosting department