Faculty Resource Network

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Network Summer
Michael E. Fassiotto Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Michael E. Fassiotto Summer Scholar-in-Residency will be awarded on an annual basis 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.

Each year, during the month of June, the Michael E. Fassiotto Scholar-in-Residence will have the opportunity to engage in research, enrich an existing course or create a new one, broaden pedagogical expertise, and expand professional contacts. The awardee will meet with faculty colleagues at New York University and in New York City and will participate in activities scheduled as part of the larger Network Summer program which annually brings over 300 visiting faculty members to NYU’s Washington Square campus. In addition to accommodations and most meals, the awardee will receive a travel subvention and an honorarium of $1,000.

The application process is as follows:

Application Procedure and Eligibility

Several prerequisites must be met for participation in the Michael E. Fassiotto Summer Scholar-in-Residence program.

  • The applicant must be a full-time faculty member at a member institution of the Faculty Resource Network. A list of current FRN institutions may be found on the Member Institutions & Institutional Representatives page.
  • The applicant must be approved and recommended by the Provost/Dean of his/her home institution for the term of the residency.
  • The proposed project must exemplify 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.

To be considered for this award, applicants must submit to their campus Liaison Officer proposals that describe research or curricular development projects that meet the program prerequisites above. The application must also be accompanied by two letters of support from the Provost/Dean of the home institution and department chair indicating how the proposed project will benefit the home institution.

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 www.nyu.edu. (The Network 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 that is knowledgeable within the field you are researching.)

The applicant who is selected for this residency will receive a letter informing them of application status. If accepted into the program, the faculty scholar will receive information regarding housing accommodations, travel subvention, and honoraria as well as some general information about the program and its schedule.

Accommodations and Meals


Accommodations are provided only for the Fassiotto fellow. (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.) The selected participant will reside in a private, air-conditioned efficiency located in an NYU residence hall. In addition, the resident 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 the Grimes Scholar-in-Residence to bring linens (for an 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.


We want to give applicants a heads up that we are still figuring out the details of whether we can offer meal vouchers this year.

The Fassiotto Scholar-in-Residence will be provided with meal vouchers for selected dining halls for Monday through Friday of the program. Vouchers will be provided for breakfast and for the Scholar’s choice of lunch or dinner.

Research Consultants and Orientation

Research Consultants

Throughout the university residency, the Fassiotto Scholar will confer periodically with a Research Consultant, a New York University faculty member who is aware of the Scholar’s project and knowledgeable in the relevant field. The 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 general 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, Scholars will learn about University resources and program particulars, take a Washington Square campus tour, and receive their NYU ID Cards, Research Consultant assignments, and a calendar of events.

How to Apply

Faculty Resource Network
Michael E. Fassiotto Summer Scholar-in-Residence Program
New York University
411 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Full applications must include the following:

1) Application:

The completed application form must include your school’s institutional representative (click here for a complete list).

2) Project Statement and Abstract:

We require a statement of one or two pages 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. The proposed project must exemplify the goal of promoting pedagogical innovation on the scholar’s home campus. Indicate specific courses or programs which will be benefited at your school as a result of your participation in Network Summer.

Applicants for the Fassiotto 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) Curriculum Vitae:

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

4) Letters of Support:

Two letters of support must be included with your application. The letters of support must be from the Provost/Dean of the home institution and department chair, and must indicate how the proposed project will expand the role of the arts in the curriculum.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fassiotto Fellowship Winners



Mariano Santini Rivera, University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón
PROJECT TITLE: Geromotorrhythmics



Carlos Cervantes, Huston-Tillotson University
PROJECT TITLE: Sustainable Innovative Active Learning Strategies in Teaching Disability Content



Eduardo Ortiz-Maldonado, University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo
PROJECT TITLE: Scritura Literatura: An Interdisciplinary Space For the Teaching of Literature



Juan S. Ramirez-Lugo, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
PROJECT TITLE: Evaluating the Impact of an Authentic Research Experience on Student Character Development



Lynda Shand, The College of New Rochelle
PROJECT TITLE: Development of an Educational Board Game – Voyage of Grief



Shuntay McCoy, Johnson C. Smith University
PROJECT TITLE: Quantitative Analysis of an Introduction to Cultural Competence Course


Richard Kido, Chaminade University of Honolulu
PROJECT TITLE: The Huli Classroom – Reshaping the Business Pedagogy