IREX J Visa Exchange Program

IREX’s J Visa Exchange Program supports foreign researchers, scientists, and academics to obtain J-1 “exchange visitor” visas. Exchange visitors engage in collaborative research with US host organizations on a visiting basis. Exchange visitors and their US counterparts mutually benefit, gaining cutting-edge skills, fresh perspectives on scientific problems, and lasting relationships with professionals, institutions, and laboratories around the world. Prospective exchange visitors and US host organizations must submit an application and supporting documents to IREX and be accepted into IREX’s program before they can initiate a J-1 visa application. We recommend submitting applications…

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Apply to be a Mandela Washington Fellowship Reader

IREX seeks academic and professional experts to read and score applications for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Over the course of the first five years of the Fellowship, we received over 220,000 applications for 3,700 Fellow slots, so your talents and expertise in helping score applications are greatly appreciated. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), designed to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance…

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