Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Research Affiliates

IHS welcomes visitors who have their own funding and wish to work at the university for any period of time, up to one year. Research Affiliates must have a sponsoring professor in the Department of History to be considered for affiliation. Please send queries and requests for consideration to the Director, Miriam Bodian, at

Research Affiliate not requiring a J-1 Visa

J-1 Visa Research Affiliate

Please ensure that you have thoroughly read and understand the following links containing information about insurance coverage requirements, English proficiency, minimum funding requirements, and J-1 Exchange Visitor responsibilities:

The J-1 Visa currently requires a minimum of 3 months for processing and approval, and can take more than one year in some cases. Per ISSS, due to enhanced scrutiny of international scholars by U.S. Federal Agencies it is more important than ever to initiate processes with their office early.

Once the J-1 is approved, IHS will process the Research Affiliate appointment in coordination with Human Resources. It generally takes about 1-2 weeks to reach final approval. Affiliation allows the scholar a UT ID card and borrowing privileges at UT Libraries.