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Eligibility & Requirements

Visiting Scientists in Forensic Anthropology must be advanced graduate students or professionals and have completed coursework in Human Osteology and Forensic Anthropology. In order to be eligible, applicants must have completed, at a minimum, a Master's degree prior to the application deadline.

Any course credit or continuing education credit resulting from this opportunity is to be coordinated between the Visiting Scientist and his or her college, university, or agency. Data collection for research projects may be possible; however, all projects must be approved by OCME in advance.

Visiting Scientists will be required to have completed vaccination series for HEP A & B and COVID-19.  Participants must also provide proof of current health insurance. Appropriate OCME waivers must be signed.


Grant funds may be periodically available, otherwise participants in the Visiting Scientist Program will be self-funded.

Application Process

Candidates are asked to submit a current resume and letter of interest (including the preferred month of participation). Graduate students are encouraged to also include a letter of support from their major professor. Material should be e-mailed to Dr. Bradley Adams, Director of Forensic Anthropology, at

The application period for the 2024 Visiting Scientist Program is closed.