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Fellow in Residence


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To enhance student learning, the Creativity and Innovation District LLP offers a complimentary apartment to Virginia Tech departments. We invite departments to host visiting scholars, artists, industry professionals, staff, and lecturers to serve as a Fellow in Residence (FIR). Designed as a short term residency experience, CID LLP will provide a complementary, fully-furnished, two bedroom apartment in the CID LLP for up to two weeks.*

We are currently reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Please make sure to submit your application at least eight weeks before anticipated arrival date to ensure successful completion of background checks.

To apply, please see the CID FIR Application.

*Durations longer than 2 weeks will be considered only if there are no competing applications during that time period.

The applying department will act as the official host for the Fellow in Residence with the university.

The Fellow in Residence program operates while classes are in session during the Fall and Spring semesters only. Virginia Tech's academic calendar can be viewed here.

Each FIR candidate must complete a criminal background check. Processing times vary between 10 days and six months. We advise departments to plan ahead. No booking will be confirmed without an approved background check.**

Each Fellow in Residence must hold an event exclusive to CID residents that pertains to the CID focus areas of creativity and innovation.

Under no circumstances are students permitted in the FIR apartment. As space allows, visiting FIRs can bring one additional guest (e.g., a spouse, partner,child.)

** At this time, we are unable to obtain court records from the following countries, which means we are unable to conduct a background check. Because of this, individuals residing in the countries listed below are not eligible for the GFIR program. If a foreign national from one of the below countries is living in the U.S., we may be able to pull information from the U.S. courts.

Ascension Islands, Belep Archipelago, Chesterfield Islands, Cuba, DemocraticRepublic of Congo, Faroe Islands, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, Uruguay, Wake Island, Zimbabwe.

For any questions, please contact