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Visiting Scholars, Officers of Research, and Staff Officers of Research

The Chazen Visiting Scholar Program at Columbia Business School provides international scholars, doctoral candidates, faculty members, and business practitioners with the opportunity to take advantage of Columbia's resources to further their research and scholarship.  A visiting appointment is a non-stipendiary position lasting a period of between three months and one year, which grants the scholar library access and borrowing privileges, a temporary Columbia University ID and email address, and the option to audit up to two open courses per semester.

Visitors must be sponsored by a faculty member at the Business School, who will serve as the scholar's academic adviser and provide guidance on the progress of the visitor's research.  The faculty adviser should specialize in the same area as the prospective visitor.

Effective 2014, in compliance with University policies, visitors may be granted one of three designations by the University.  The designation is dependent on whether the visitor and faculty sponsor intend to collaborate on research that may/will result in a co-authored paper and/or publication.

Visitors who collaborate on research must be designated as:

  • 'Officer of Research' (if they already hold a PhD) or
  • 'Staff Officer of Research' (if they do not have a Phd)

Visitors who only conduct independent research must be designated 'Visiting Scholars'

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The Chazen Institute does not have members; most of our programs are open to anyone. All current students and faculty receive our mailings.


Email us at chazen@columbia.edu, or call 212-854-4750. Our mailing address is Columbia Business School, 3022 Broadway, Uris Hall 2M2, New York, NY 10027. Our fax number is 212-851-9509.


Simply email us at chazen@columbia.edu and let us know you'd like to be added to our list. To subscribe to Chazen Global Insights, our e-newsletter, click here.


Winter study tours are announced in May; spring tours are announced in October. Check our study tour page for updates.


Alumni are welcome at most of the events we sponsor. Alumni can also learn another language through the Chazen Language Program. Be sure to sign up for the Chazen Institute email list on the alumni website to receive notification of upcoming events.

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Announcements

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Interested in organizing a Chazen study tour? Application deadline is Monday April 20 at 5:00 p.m.
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CBS students: Interested in the fall 2015 Global Immersion Program to Patagonia? Hear from students who participated in this year's program at an info session Tues., April 28, 12:30 p.m., Uris 331.

Register now for a special event ion April 23 in Mumbai: “Why Your Strategy Needs to Keep Moving” with Columbia Business School professor Rita McGrath
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Now accepting applications for the Laidlaw Chazen Travel Fund, a stipend for CBS students participating in 2015-16 Chazen Institute travel programs.
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