Stanford is home to an outstanding intellectual community that draws top scholars from around the world. Resident visiting scholars bring fresh perspectives, contributing to the university’s academic mission and enhancing the creativity and productivity of Stanford’s faculty and students. The Visiting Scholars Program will complement and stimulate discussion among scholars across a breadth of disciplines. In emerging and rapidly growing fields, ideas from young visiting scholars play a key role in creating a vibrant intellectual center for discoveries and advances. Theorists and experimentalists alike benefit from visiting scholars — gaining insight from these new colleagues that can lead to new research avenues, new collaborations, and new publications. Endowment for visiting scholars will provide or supplement salary and related expenses.