Below is information for faculty members and departments interested in hosting a visiting scholar. We must receive both the Prospective Scholar Information Form and the signed Request for Form DS-2019 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 (

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

Both forms are fillable PDFs and can be all or mostly completed on the computer.