If the department wishes to extend the stay of a visiting scholar, they may request an extension of the visiting scholar’s J-1 status. The KU department request must be submitted through iHawk. The following conditions must be met before an extension can be approved.
- The program must not extend beyond the maximum duration (6 months to 5 years depending on the J scholar category).
- The program activity (research activity or teaching activity) will not change.
- Scholar must provide proof of additional financial support covering the full extension time period.
- Scholar must provide proof of health insurance coverage for extension time period.