Middle East Studies

About Affiliated Scholars

Visiting Scholar Affiliation Request Form

Please expect a wait time of some weeks to allow for processing, review, and decision-making.

Definition of a visiting scholar (courtesy faculty) designation at Brown:

Faculty who are only temporarily affiliated with Brown, but who receive no salary, benefits, or other compensation either from the instructional budget, or from grants and contracts. 

Such individuals usually come to Brown at their own request, and are received by the relevant department(s) as disciplinary colleagues who are on campus to pursue their own work while making use of Brown's facilities. They are not employees of the University. 

The affiliation request needs to be accompanied by a letter of endorsement from a regular faculty member at Brown, who vouches and takes responsibility for the scholar's visit.