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Scholar-in-Residence

Important Dates

Spring 2023 program

January 23 to May 17, 2023

SPRING application deadline

October 14, 2022

Summer 2023 program

May 30 to June 23, 2023

Summer application deadline

February 24, 2023

Fall 2023 program

Sept. 6 to Dec. 15, 2023

Fall application deadline

April 14, 2023

FRN’s Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) program allows Network faculty to come to New York University to engage in research, develop curricula, and/or produce manuscripts for publication, during the Fall or Spring semesters or in June during the Summer term. This program takes place in-person at NYU’s Washington Square campus in New York City.

The SIR program allows scholars to explore new dimensions in their disciplines, engage in intellectual exchange and investigate resources not available to them at their home institutions, broaden their own pedagogical expertise, enrich existing courses or create new ones, and expand professional contacts. Participation in the program not only enhances the faculty member’s knowledge and skills but also significantly contributes to the intellectual environment of their home institutions as they share what they learn with their colleagues and students.

The Semester program is for faculty who are on leave or sabbatical from their home institution. The Summer program does not require faculty to be on sabbatical.

In addition to the general Network Summer program, scholars may apply to one of FRN’s special Summer residencies, the Michael E. Fassiotto Scholar-in-Residence or the Calvin B. Grimes Scholar-in-Residence. See details below.

Basic Info

GENERAL Program Information

Research Consultants

Throughout the residency, the Scholar will confer periodically with a Research Consultant — an NYU faculty member who is aware of the Scholar’s project and knowledgeable in the relevant field.

The Research Consultant can offer collegial discussion, professional and constructive criticism, and information on New York City and NYU resources. The ties that develop between Consultants and Scholars often become the basis of ongoing professional relationships that last well beyond the period of direct participation in the program.

The FRN assigns the Research Consultant and provides their contact information at the Scholar’s orientation. Assignments are made based on the availability of NYU faculty members during the residency period.

Library Privileges

Network scholars have reading and borrowing privileges, and digital e-resources access at the NYU Division of Libraries that includes the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, one of the largest open-stack research libraries in the world. Aside from the books, periodicals, documents, and digital resources available at NYU libraries, NYU has cooperative borrowing arrangements with numerous New York City and university libraries.

Course Auditing

During the fall and spring semesters only, scholars may audit one course offered at NYU’s Washington Square campus. All course audit requests are subject to the approval of the course instructor and are dependent upon space availability.

Selection Notification

Applicants selected for this residency will receive a letter informing them of their application status. Once accepted, the Scholar will receive general information about the program and its schedule and, where applicable, information regarding housing accommodations.

Orientation

All Scholars are required to attend the Scholar-in-Residence orientation meeting scheduled on the first day of the residency. At that time, Scholars will learn about University resources and program particulars, take a Washington Square campus tour, and receive their NYU ID card, Research Consultant assignment, and a calendar of events.

Project Report

Upon completion of each term as scholar, participants are required to submit to their Liaison Officer a brief description of academic work accomplished during that semester. A copy of the report should be sent to the Faculty Resource Network. Continuation of program privileges is contingent upon submission of the report.

Program Eligibility

Several prerequisites must be met for participation in the Scholar-in-Residence program.

  • The applicant must be a full-time faculty member at an FRN member institution.
  • The applicant must be recommended for the residency by the Provost or Dean of their home institution.
  • The proposed project must have the goal of promoting pedagogical innovation on the scholar’s home campus.
  • New York University must have the resources necessary to be of substantial benefit to the applicant’s project goals.

Application Procedure

How to Apply

Applications are only accepted electronically through the appropriate program application form. Applications received via email, physical mail, or fax will not be considered.

Contact Information

The application must include the name and contact information for both the applicant and your school’s FRN Liaison Officer.

Proposal

The application must include a brief abstract of one to two pages, and a clear and concise project statement of five pages detailing your intellectual and academic interests and your intended scholarly activity or curricular development plan during the residency program.

The proposal should delineate project goals (work to be completed while in residence) and the ways in which residence at NYU and in New York City will benefit the applicant’s research. Indicate specific courses or programs which will be benefited at your school as a result of your participation in the FRN Scholar-in-Residence program.

Applicants 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). (The FRN cannot guarantee that the NYU faculty members requested by applicants will be available as Research Consultants during the month of June. If your requested consultant is unavailable, we will attempt to find a faculty member who is knowledgeable within the field you are researching.)

Letters of Support

The application must include a letter of support from the applicant’s dean or department chair indicating how the proposed project will benefit the home institution. Support letters from the campus liaison will not be considered unless the campus liaison serves as the applicant’s dean or department chair. If an applicant’s home department does not have a dean or chair, they should request a letter of support from their provost or direct supervisor.

Curriculum Vitae

The application must include a copy of your recent curriculum vitae.

Housing Request

Please indicate clearly in your application if you are requesting housing during your residency.

COVID Contingencies

The Faculty Resource Network will follow New York State, New York City, and New York University guidelines, as well as recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, to implement protocols and program modifications to support the health of our community.

In the event our library locations close or access to facilities are restricted, participants may be asked to terminate physical or on-campus program engagements. Remote access to electronic NYU resources will not be impacted by campus closures. 

As more information becomes available about reopening and access to physical spaces moving forward, updates will be provided here. Please contact frn@nyu.edu with any questions. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

May I apply to both the Semester program and the Summer program?

Yes, you may apply to the semester-long and Summer residencies. Do note, the semester residencies (Fall and Spring) require the applicant to be on leave or sabbatical from their home institution. Summer residence does not require the applicant to be on leave or sabbatical from their home institution.

Can I audit a course that’s being offered during my residency?

During the Fall and Spring semesters only, Semester Scholars-in-Residence may audit one course offered at NYU’s Washington Square Campus. Summer Scholars are not eligible to audit courses during their residence.

All course audit requests are subject to the approval of the course instructor and are dependent upon space availability.

Visiting faculty are not permitted to audit courses at the following NYU schools on the Washington Square campus: College of Dentistry, Grossman School of Medicine, School of Law, and School of Professional Studies.

Internet, Computers & Libraries

Can I use the University’s Wi-Fi network?

Network Scholars receive an NYU NetID that enables them to use NYU’s Wi-Fi, available throughout campus including Scholar housing. (The NetID forms the prefix of their NYU email address, which Scholars are also provided.)

Will I have computer access?

All FRN Scholars-in-Residence will have access to the NYU Academic Computer Facility (ACF) computer laboratories, located throughout the campus. 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. It is recommended that you bring a laptop to use during your residency.

How do I get access to the NYU libraries?

Network Scholars have reading and borrowing privileges at the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library, one of the largest open-stack research libraries in the world. To use the library, Scholars must swipe their NYU ID card at the turnstiles in the front lobby. Aside from the books, periodicals, documents, and digital resources available at Bobst and other NYU libraries, NYU has cooperative borrowing arrangements with numerous New York City and university libraries. Please consult the Bobst Library website for more information.

Digital resources may be accessed by logging in with the Scholar’s NetID and password.

Please visit other libraries at NYU for more information.

What COVID restrictions are in place at the NYU libraries?

NYU Libraries are open with some restrictions as we build toward fully reopening the NYU campus.

Bobst and Dibner Libraries are open for physical access and contactless pick-up of physical items. Items requested through the libraries for contactless pick-up will be placed in designated locker for pick-up. The NYU community, including approved visitors, will have access to the library aisles to retrieve books.

Bobst and Dibner Libraries will permit visitors to reserve workspaces using the NYU Mobile App. Please note, the library will not be renting laptops to visitors and fixed computer stations may not be available.

The Digital Studio, Accessibility Services, and Special Collections are offering remote services and in-person consultation with an appointment. Accessibility Services and Special Collections have limited appointment-based onsite services only when remote and distance services are not possible.

Transportation

Do I need to make my own travel arrangements?

Yes, participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements. The Faculty Resource Network does not subsidize travel.

How do I get to the NYU campus?

Visit the NYU website for comprehensive information on how to reach NYU by air, train, bus and subway.

I will be driving to New York City. Where can I park?

On-street parking is extremely difficult in New York City. Commercial parking garages are available in the NYU vicinity. You may inquire about daily and weekly prices by calling them directly. The NYU website has a comprehensive list of neighborhood parking garages. Unless you will need your car for a specific purpose, we recommend that you leave your car at home, and consider using public transportation within the city.

What are the COVID require­ments for travel to New York City and the NYU campus?

All members of the NYU community – students, faculty, employees, vendors, affiliates, and visitors – are required to be up-to-date on their COVID vaccinations, including a booster if eligible. Participants will be required to upload proof of vaccination to NYU’s portal, and to have that documentation accepted by NYU.

Fully vaccinated people do not need to test before traveling, although they are encouraged to do so. All COVID protocols are subject to change based on NYU guidelines and New York City and State mandates.

Accommodations

Who is eligible for NYU campus housing?

Accommodation is provided for those Scholars residing more than 50 miles from Washington Square Campus. 

Please indicate clearly in your application that you are requesting housing during your residency. Do not assume that you have received housing unless you receive specific notification from us by email or regular mail.

Can my family stay with me in my NYU residence?

For Summer residencies, NYU’s housing policy explicitly forbids anyone other than the FRN participant from occupying NYU residential housing. No exceptions are made and the policy is strictly enforced.

For Fall and Spring residencies, faculty may have guests visit their assigned apartment, though guests may not reside in the apartment unit beyond the span of one week.

Can I extend my stay past the program period?

During the Summer term, NYU’s residence facilities are fully booked by conferences and seminars. It is not possible to extend your stay beyond the dates specified in the acceptance letter.

During the Fall and Spring semesters, requests to extend your stay must be approved by the FRN and are not guaranteed.

What type of housing is provided?

For Summer residencies, Scholars are housed in a studio-style dorm room with a single bathroom and shared common space with other scholars and campus visitors. Rooms are private, air-conditioned efficiencies in an NYU student residence hall.

For Fall and Spring residencies, Scholars are housed in a studio apartment in faculty housing. Apartments are fully furnished and are equipped with a full kitchen, bathroom, and private terrace.

What personal items should I bring?

For Summer residencies, Scholars should bring their own bed linens (extra-long twin sheets), blankets, towels, clothes hangers, and toiletries.

For Fall and Spring residencies, Scholars should bring their own toiletries. The FRN faculty apartments include bedding, towels, and clothes hangers.

Where can I do my laundry?

Residents will have access to coin-operated laundry facilities. 

Will I have access to a gym?

Scholars who are provided with housing accommodations are eligible for a temporary NYU gym membership in the Palladium Athletic Facility during the Summer session. For Fall and Spring residencies, gym access is not available.

How can I receive mail or a fax?

Mail can be sent directly to you at your NYU apartment. You will receive your apartment assignment close to your arrival date.

Faxes may be sent to you at the FRN’s office at 212-995-4101, and may be collected during office hours. As an alternative, participants may consider signing up for a free e-fax service such as eFax; faxes sent to a number assigned to the user will be forwarded to the user’s email box.

Does NYU provide health insurance / medical coverage during my residency?

No. Medical coverage is the responsibility of each individual participant. We encourage participants to check with their insurance company on policies regarding medical emergencies while away from home.

Can I use the NYU dining facilities?

Scholars who will be staying in campus housing during the Summer session will be provided with meal vouchers for select dining halls for the duration of the program. For Fall and Spring residencies, access to NYU dining is available at cost to the participant.

What are the COVID restric­tions for scholars living in the residence halls?

Visiting scholars are required to follow public health guidance, which includes wearing face coverings, practicing physical distancing, ensuring frequent hand washing, participating in the mandatory daily screening and testing program, and limiting the size of social gatherings.

Two Special Residencies for Summer

Two special Summer residencies are awarded to one scholar each: the Michael E. Fassiotto Scholar-in-Residence and the Calvin B. Grimes Scholar-in-Residence. Awardees receive an honorarium of $1,000, in addition to accommo­da­tions and most meals.

Please note, applicants not selected for the Fassiotto or Grimes residency will be considered among the general pool of applicants for the Summer SIR program. The deadline for the special residencies is the same as the one for the general Summer SIR program.

Michael E. Fassiotto Scholar‑in‑Residence

The Fassiotto Summer residency is awarded every year to a faculty member whose project focuses on the development of innovative and unique pedagogies that can be implemented across a variety of disciplines to enhance the educational process.

The Fassiotto Scholar will have the opportunity to engage in research, enrich an existing course or create a new one, broaden pedagogical expertise, and meet with faculty colleagues at NYU and in New York City.

Past Winners

2022

George Otero | University of Puerto Rico, Carolina

How to Validate Assessment Instruments Using Optical Character Recognizing Technology (Scantron & Remark) and Remote Teaching Platforms (Moodle & Blackboard)

2021

Eva Rose Washburn-Repollo | Chaminade University of Honolulu

Development of a New Course in Storytelling and Digital Media for Television

2020

Mariano Santini Rivera | University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón

Geromotorrhythmics

2019

Carlos Cervantes | Huston-Tillotson University

Sustainable Innovative Active Learning Strategies in Teaching Disability Content

2018

Eduardo Ortiz-Maldonado | University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo

Scritura Literatura: An Interdisciplinary Space for the Teaching of Literature

2017

Juan S. Ramirez-Lugo | University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras

Evaluating the Impact of an Authentic Research Experience on Student Character Development

2016

Lynda Shand | The College of New Rochelle

Development of an Educational Board Game—Voyage of Grief

2015

Shuntay McCoy | Johnson C. Smith University

Quantitative Analysis of an Introduction to Cultural Competence Course

2014

Richard Kido | Chaminade University of Honolulu

The Huli Classroom—Reshaping the Business Pedagogy

Calvin B. Grimes Scholar‑in‑Residence

The Grimes Summer residency is awarded every year to a faculty member whose project focuses on the promotion of cross-cultural understanding and tolerance through a closer alignment of the arts and the humanities.

The Grimes Scholar will have the opportunity to engage in research, enrich an existing course or create a new one, develop a musical or artistic work, broaden pedagogical expertise, and meet with faculty colleagues and fellow artists at NYU and in New York City.

Past Winners

2020

Charles Underriner | Stetson University

Soundscape Composition and Acoustic Ecology Research

2020

Allison E. Francis Paynter | Chaminade University of Honolulu

Reenvisioning Performing Arts and Playwriting for Undergraduates

2019

Mariano Santini Rivera | University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón

Sustainable Innovative Active Learning Strategies in Teaching Disability Content

2018

Lisa M. Flanagan | Xavaier University of Louisiana

Strange Fruit: Graphically Novelizing the Stage

2017

Matthew Hutcherson | Paine College

Afrikan American Hip Hop Religious Music: An Aesthetic Challenge Toward Diversity

2016

Mildred Beltre | University of Vermont

Where My Dream At? Legacies of Protest and the Black Radical Imagination

2015

Cheryl Fish | Borough of Manhattan Community College

A Town on Hold: Mining/Removal of Kiruna, Sweden and Sami Response in Film

2014

Mary Leonard | UPR Mayaguez

From a Film Minor to a Film Major

2013

Michael White | Xavier University of Louisiana

My Life In New Orleans Jazz