The University of Washington (UW) Visiting Scholars Program in Dentistry welcomes scholars from around the world who wish to participate in our academic programs and research. The Visiting Scholars Program is designed to provide educational experiences of 1 to 12 months in length for scholars, academicians, and researchers who are on sabbatical leave or other types of leave from their parent institutions. Visiting Scholars may engage in research with a member of the School of Dentistry faculty or observe our educational programs for a better understanding of our curricula and teaching methods. The program seeks to achieve a mutually beneficial relationship between the Scholar and our own faculty and students through intellectual exchange and collaboration in research and teaching.
The Visiting Scholars Program in Dentistry is hosted by individual departments within the school. If you are interested in coming to the University of Washington as a Visiting Scholar, please review the information on the department pages:
- Department of Restorative Dentistry
- Department of Orthodontics
- Department of Pediatric Dentistry
- DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health
Visiting Scholars Program Fees and Other Expenses
Program fees are established by the sponsoring department or program and are displayed on their individual department page. In addition, Visiting Scholars are responsible for housing, food, and medical insurance fees, as well as for travel and personal expenses. The School of Dentistry does not have funds to assist Visiting Scholars with their travel or living expenses, or staff to assist visitors to secure outside funding. For visa purposes, Visiting Scholars must be able to show that they can meet the minimum support requirements for themselves and their J-2 dependents.