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Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Summer 2017 Scholar-in-Residence program will be held from June 5 to June 29, 2017 at New York University's Washington Square campus.

Aapplication Deadline has passed.

Special Summer Scholar-in-Residence Programs - travel subvention and stipend included
  • Calvin B. Grimes Summer Scholar Residency - learn more here.
  • Michael E. Fassiotto Summer Scholar Residency - learn more here.

The application process is as follows:

Application Procedure
Accommodations and Meals
Internet and Library Access
Research Consultants and Orientation
How to Apply


Applicants are required to submit an abstract and a clear and concise proposal of five pages or less detailing the intended scholarly activity or curricular development plan to their institution's Faculty Resource Network representative. (Click here for a list of institutional representatives.)

The proposal should delineate project goals (work to be completed while in residence), benefits to the applicant's home institution, and the ways in which residence at NYU and in New York City will benefit the applicant's research.

Applicants for the Scholar-in-Residence program should also indicate the NYU department(s) with which they wish to be associated and the name(s) of the faculty member(s) with whom they wish to work (if known). New York University bulletins may be consulted through the University's home page at (The Network cannot guarantee that the NYU faculty members requested by applicants will be available as Research Consultants during the month of June.) We will attempt to find a faculty member that is knowledgeable within the field you are researching.


Participation in the Network Summer Scholar-in-Residence program is open to full-time faculty at full member institutions of the Faculty Resource Network

SIRs will receive a letter informing them of their application status. If accepted into the program, Scholars will receive information regarding housing accommodations, as well as some general information about the program and its schedule.



Accommodations are provided only for Network Summer SIRs who live beyond 50 miles from NYU's Washington Square Campus. (University regulations do not permit spouses or family members to share housing accommodations provided. We regret that no exceptions can be made to this rule.) Scholars-in-Residence will reside in private, air-conditioned efficiencies in an NYU residence hall. In addition, all residents have access to coin-operated laundry facilities, computer terminals, and a gym within the building. Although the University provides basic linens and towels, we encourage Scholars-in-Residence to bring their own linens (for extra-long twin bed) and towels for an extra level of comfort. A lightweight summer blanket may be needed in addition to your own toiletries and hangers. Scholars are provided with a telephone (with local service only).


Scholars-in-Residence will be provided with meal vouchers for selected dining halls. Vouchers will be provided for Breakfast and lunch or dinner for Monday through Friday of the program.


Internet Access:

SIRS receive an NYU NetId, enabling them to use NYU computer facilties. An NYU e-mail address is included as part of the NetId. Arrangements can be made with your home institution's ITS department to have your e-mail temporarily forwarded to the web-based account. SIRs with laptop computers may use standard dialup services in their efficiencies, providing they bring a modem and have the correct software to do so. Ethernet connection is not available for short-term residents.

The NYU NetId and ID card will enable SIRs to access e-mail via computer terminals in various NYU locations. (A list of these locations is distributed during the orientation meeting.)

All Faculty Resource Network Scholars-in-Residence will have access to the NYU Academic Computer Facility (ACF) computer laboratories, located throughout the campus, including the Faculty Technology Center, located on the second floor of the School of Education at 35 West 4th Street. (Information regarding location and hours of operation will be distributed during the orientation meeting.) Staff assistance, software documentation, and additional guidelines and procedures are available at each location.Additionally, the Microcomputer Center, located on Sub-level B of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, offers IBM compatible and Macintosh microcomputers for use by NYU constituents. Scholars may also bring laptops to the library.

Library Access:

Network Scholars have reading and borrowing privileges at the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, one of the largest open-stack research libraries in the world. Pamphlets explaining the library’s hours of operation and various research tools are included in this welcome packet. To use the library, Scholars must present their NYU Identification Card to the attendant at the center turnstile in the front lobby. Aside from the volumes of books, periodicals and documents available at Bobst and other NYU libraries, there are electronic and printed sources in Bobst that can link you to other libraries and collections in New York City. These sources include the catalogs in book form of the Research Libraries and of the Branch Library System of the New York Public Library (NYPL), the National Union Catalog, and the Union List of Serials/New Series Titles. The Research Libraries Infor-mation Network (RLIN), a computer catalog available at Bobst Library Reference Centers or from locations outside the library by personal account, contains information from the computerized catalogs from over 100 member libraries, including the books and periodicals catalogued at the NYPL Research Libraries and by the Columbia University Libraries in the last 15 or so years. NYU has cooperative borrowing arrangements with numerous New York City and university libraries. Please consult the NYU catalog or the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library web-site for a complete listing of libraries in the City and for those that hold cooperative reading and borrowing agreements with the University.


Research Consultants

Throughout their Residency at the University, Scholars confer periodically with New York University faculty who serve as Research Consultants and who are both aware of the Scholars’ project and knowledgeable in their field. Each Research Consultant is able to offer collegial discussion, professional and constructive criticism, and information on New York City and NYU resources. The Network identifies each Research Consultant and provides the contact information of the Consultant during the orientation meeting. The ties that develop between Research Consultants and Network Scholars often become the basis of ongoing professional relationships that last well beyond the period of direct participation in the Scholar-in-Residence program.

Information on your Research Consultant is provided at the Scholar-in-Residence orientation meeting, or earlier when possible. Assignments will be made based on the availability of NYU faculty members during the summer.


All Scholars are required to attend the Scholar-in-Residence orientation meeting scheduled on the first day of the residency. At that time about University resources and program particulars, including: receipt of NYU ID Card, Research Consultant assignments, Washington Square campus tour, and a calendar of events.


If you are interested in applying to the Summer Scholar-in-Residence program, please submit your complete application as a PDF attachment to or fax ONE complete copy to the Faculty Resource Network office at 212-995-4101.

Faculty Resource Network

Summer 2016 Scholar-in-Residence Program

New York University

194 Mercer Street, 4th Floor

New York, NY 10012

Complete applications must be in our possession by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February 5, 2016 in order to be considered for the program. Full applications must include the following:

1) Application:

The completed application form must be printed and signed by your school's institutional representative (click here for a complete list) and returned to the Faculty Resource Network as a PDF attachement or faxed document.

2) Project Statement and Abstract:

We require a clear and concise detailed project statement of five pages or less indicating your intellectual and/or academic interests and the research or curricular development project you hope to produce as a result of participating in a Network faculty development program. Indicate specific courses or programs which will be benefited at your school as a result of your participation in Network Summer.

Applicants for the Scholar-in-Residence program should also submit a brief abstract of their project statement as well as indicate the department(s) with which they wish to be associated and the name(s) of NYU faculty member(s) with whom they wish to consult (if known).

3) Curricular Vitae:

A copy of your recent curricular vitae must be submitted with your application.

4) Letter of Support:

One letter of support must be included with your application. The letter of support must be from either the Institutional Liaison Officer (click here for list) or from the Dean or Chair of the applicant's department. The letter of support must indicate the value of the applicant's participation in Network Summer to the applicant's school or department.

To apply for the Summer 2017 Scholar-in-Residence program please click here.