J-1 Scholar Profiles

About J-1 Scholar Profiles

The International Office at Cal State LA seeks to build and inspire the university’s international community. We wish to recognize and highlight international scholars (researchers, faculty, staff, and administrators) who have made significant contributions to Cal State LA and/or to their academic discipline through our J-1l Scholar Profiles. These profiles serve to shine the spotlight on our international scholars, our Cal State LA departments, and the important research and service they offer to the university and global community.

Who can be nominated?

J-1 Scholars who have been at Cal State LA on a non-immigrant visa within the past year may be nominated. Full-time Cal State LA students on student visas are not eligible for nomination at this time.

Who can nominate an individual?

Anyone in the university community may nominate an individual for recognition through the J-1 Scholar Profiles. We encourage nominations from Department Heads, Principal Investigators, Faculty Mentors, Human Resources representatives and other personnel who work most closely with the international scholar. Self-nominations are accepted with at least one supporting letter from the individual’s supervisor. The International Office will obtain permission from the hosting department and the scholar before publishing any profiles.

How will this information be used?

If you are nominating another individual, the information you submit will not be anonymous. The International Office will contact the nominated individual for confirmation and permission. Global Scholar Profiles may be shared through the International Office website, social media, and other internal and external publications as appropriate. The nominator’s contact information will not be published.

Overview of J-1 Scholar Profile nomination process:

  1. Nomination form is submitted to the International Office.

  2. The International Office reviews nomination. If selected, scholar will be contacted for more information and permission to publish a profile.

  3. If approved by the International Office committee, the International Office will publish the J-1 Scholar Profile.