In confronting today’s most pressing research questions, global collaboration is critical. IREX supports foreign researchers, scientists, and academics to visit the United States for collaborative research and cultural exchange.
We do this as a designated sponsor of the U.S. Department of State’s BridgeUSA Exchange Program. With IREX’s assistance, eligible participants obtain “exchange visitor (J-1) visas” in the Research Scholar or Short-term Scholar program category. Participants then conduct research in their field, consult, or observe at U.S. host organizations for up to 5 years.
By opening access to share talent and confer around a common problem, IREX’s research exchanges are catalysts for innovation and international research efforts. American research institutes, companies, universities, museums, think tanks, libraries, and other businesses – across diverse industries and around the country – are among the organizations that partner with IREX to host visiting scholars. We welcome inquiries from prospective scholars and U.S. organizations that seek to work with IREX under this exchange program.