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 provided by the Office of the Provost. 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) document are obtained, please route them through AURA Agreements as the “Visiting Scientist Agreement” type, and the URA Contracts Team will conduct the necessary administrative review and return a fully executed copy of the agreement to you.