Inviting a Visiting Scholar to MSU
To invite a Visiting Scholar to MSU, complete the Official Visitor Packet. Refer to the OVA Guidelines for helpful tips on how to complete the forms and for more details about the OVA process.
The Official Visitor Packet should include the following documents:
- Official Visitor Agreement
- Attachment A
- Official Visitor Agreement Cover Sheet and Routing Form
- DS 2019 Request Form (For International Visitors)
- Visiting Scholar, Visiting Scientist, or Visiting Executive Offer Letter
- Enclose visiting scholar's CV
Use the OVA Checklist to ensure you have completed all the components of the Official Visitor Packet before you send the paperwork to ORC&S.
Please submit the completed package to ORC&S, Mailstop 9563, Attn: Veronika Jelinkova.
If a department intends to provide a non-salary stipend for supplemental research expenses to the Visiting Scholar, a Stipend Addendum and a new OVA Cover Sheet and Routing Form must be completed but only after the Visiting Scholar arrives on campus. Attach the approved OVA and route the forms to ORC&S.
For more information on nonresident alien payments, please reference the Office of the Controller and Treasurer's website.
To change the dates or extend the visit of an existing Visiting Scholar, please complete the OVA Addendum and a new Official Visitor Agreement Cover Sheet and Routing Form. Attach the approved OVA and route the forms to ORC&S.