Visiting Scientist Agreements

If you are interested in hosting a visitor from industry who may collaborate, learn techniques, use our Libraries or othe research facilities, please follow the instructions on this page.  If you are interested in hosting a visiting academic please follow the instructions at This process should be completed prior to the arrival of the visitor. 


 Step 1: Visiting Scientist Agreement 

Use the Visiting Scientist Agreement.  Fill out the visitor's employer's name, the visitor's name, your department's name, and hosting principal investigators name in the preamble. In Section 1 please put the duration of their stay. Have the visitor and their employer sign the form.

 Step 2: DCFS Mandated Reporter Form

Have the visitor sign the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status form.

 Step 3: Obtain the visitor's CV.

 Step 4: Obtain a signed letter of support from your Chair. 

 Step 5: Once all four (4) documents are obtained email them to Stefan Jellicoe ( University Research Administration will conduct an export control check on the visitor and their employer and if there are no issues a fully executed Visiting Scientist Agreement will be returned to you.