Exchange Visiting Scholar Program: Academic Review Application Information

What is the Academic Review Application?

The Academic Review Application is the first step to formally begin the process of requesting to bring an Exchange Visiting Scholar to UA Little Rock to do research. After the application is submitted, it will be reviewed by Export Control, who will notify the hosting UA Little Rock faculty member if it is approved.

If the Academic Review Application is approved, the UA Little Rock faculty member or representative will be contacted to  submit the Immigration Review Application, which will be reviewed by UA Little Rock International Student Services.  The Statement of Compliance with Exchange Visitor Health Insurance Requirements (to be completed by the prospective visitor) and the Exchange Visiting Scholar English Language Proficiency Assessment (if the other two methods for determining language proficiency are not used) will need to be submitted as well.

When should this application be completed?

The Academic Review Application should be submitted at least three (3) months before the Exchange International Visiting Scholar’s start date. The application must be completed and approved  before the Immigration Review Application can be started.

Who should complete it?

The hosting UA Little Rock faculty member or a UA Little Rock representative for the hosting faculty member. The prospective Exchange Visiting Scholar may not complete this application.

How long should it take to complete the Academic Review Application?

The length of time it takes to complete the Academic Review Application will vary.  If you need to stop before completing it, you may do so by clicking “Save and Continue Later” at the bottom of the form. You will then be emailed a link that you can visit later to continue the application.

Note: This form has been updated to include the Scope of Work Form and the Sponsoring Faculty Visual Compliance Data Form.  You will need to work closely with the prospective visiting scholar to complete this application.  You should be able to print this form, but it must be submitted electronically.

What does this application require?

Before beginning the application, the UA Little Rock faculty member or point of contact must work closely with the proposed international scholar to gather the required information and documents. Please note that the information and documentation is required on the Academic Review Application; additional information and documentation will be required later on the Immigration Review Application.

Note:  We encourage you to print the Academic Review Application before you begin completing it.

Required Documentation

The following documentation will need to be inserted (uploaded) into the application.

  1. Copies of the visitor’s passport ID page and the passport ID page(s) of any and all accompanying dependents.
  2. Scholar’s CV/resume