J-1 Professors and Researchers

This information is intended for UC Berkeley academic departments interested in inviting or currently working with J-1 visiting scholars. For immediate assistance, please email jscholar@berkeley.edu.

ISD (formerly known as fsaATLAS eScholar)

Please be advised that the name fsaATLAS eScholar has been changed by the owner of the software (Ellucian) to International Scholar Dossier (ISD). Thus, we are required to make the name change. Please note that this is simply a name change; it is not a system change. ISD is an online request system for inviting J-1 visiting scholars to UC Berkeley. ISD training is available for new users from Berkeley International Office. At the ISD training, you will obtain a unique user ID and password. To utilize ISD, you will need access to a scanner and the ability to submit IOFs.

Resources for Administrators

-New to Inviting J Scholars? 
-J-1 Process Overview Flowchart [pdf]
-J-1 Categories at UCB
-Acceptable Funding Documentation

-Recharge Fee Summary

Scholar Post-Arrival Requirements

-Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)
-Arrival Notification Requirements
-Scholar Status Report Form
-Resources for Scholars

International Scholar Dossier

-Current Users
-ISD Quick Reference [pdf]

Special Cases

-Hiring Scholars on F-1 OPT
-J-1 vs. H-1 [pdf]
-J-1 Student Interns