Academic Visit Inquiry

The Program in Law and Public Policy (LAPA) receives many requests from scholars seeking to spend time at Princeton University.  Unfortunately, as much as we value visitors and scholarly exchange, we are unable to accommodate many requests, often due to space, resource, and other constraints. 

Our formal visitors program is a competitive fellowship application process.  We generally accept applications between late August and November of the year preceding the ten-month residency fellowship.  For information on how to apply, see

If you are seeking some other, formal or informal arrangement for spending time at Princeton, during which you would like to "affiliate" with LAPA, we ask you to consider the following before making your request:

  • LAPA cannot provide compensation
  • If you are coming from abroad, you must meet the U.S. visa  requirements;  Please review these at
  • LAPA cannot guarantee the availability of office space
  • In many cases, a visiting scholar can be provided access to Princeton libraries but may not be given book borrowing privileges
  • Depending upon your qualifications:
    • You may not be eligible to receive an official appointment and thus, Princeton will ask that you not list any affiliation on your CV
    • If you hold an appointment at an academic institution you may receive a complimentary appointment, but the foregoing limitations may still apply
    • If you are a graduate student, you should also consult the office of graduate studies for other requirements associated with a research visitation.

If you wish to explore the possibility of a short term visit, please complete the form below.