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ORA - Visiting Scholar Appointment

Find information about how to appoint visiting scholars.

Getting Started

Email and include:

  • Your name
  • Employee ID number
  • Official PPS department name
  • Email address
  • Phone number

Using RSAS (Research Scholar Appointment System)

  1. First, scan these documents individually into a file folder on your hard drive:
    • Visiting Scholar Appointment Form (PDF).
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • UPAY 585 Oath/Patent (PDF) Note: only the Patent Acknowledge portion of this form requires completion.
  2. Next, access the system:
    1. Open an internet browser (if you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, make sure you have the latest version).
    2. Go to
    3. Enter your Single Sign On (SSO) ID and password.
      If you do not have a Single Sign On ID, contact your department DSA.

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