Columbia Theological Seminary offers its facilities to a limited number of mature visiting scholars who wish to engage in research, usually as part of a sabbatical leave from another institution. Such persons may apply for status as a visiting scholar, which grants them one or more privileges in regard to the use of the Seminary’s resources. Use of the library, attendance at classes, and low-rental furnished apartments may be among these privileges extended.
Applicants for visiting scholar privileges should complete the Visiting Scholar Application and return it to the International Programs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application must be accompanied by the applicant’s current CV or resume, a brief statement outlining the reason for the application, a letter of support from the applicant’s home institution/governing body, and a recent photo of the applicant. The deadline for applications is November 1 for the following academic year. Applicants are notified by January 31, regarding action taken on their application.