Faculty Resource Network

An academic partnership devoted to faculty development. Now in our fourth decade, we remain committed to this partnership, and to fostering connection, collaboration, and collegiality among our members.
Summer Scholar-in-Residence

The Faculty Resource Network (FRN) will follow New York State, New York City, and New York University guidelines, and recommendations from the Center for Disease Control to implement protocols and program modifications to support the health of our community. As more information becomes available about reopening and access to physical spaces moving forward, updates about the Scholars-in-Residence program will be provided here. 

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. Please check back for updates and contact frn@nyu.eduwith any questions. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Summer Scholar-in-Residence

The Summer Scholar-in-Residence program allows Network faculty to come to New York University during the month of June to engage in research, develop curricula, and/or produce manuscripts for publication. The program allows Scholars to explore new dimensions in their disciplines, to engage in intellectual exchange and investigate resources not available to them at their home institutions, to broaden their own pedagogical expertise, to enrich existing courses or create new ones, and to expand professional contacts. Participation in the SIR program not only enhances the faculty members’ 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 dates for Summer 2022 SIR: Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, June 24, 2022.


1. How should I prepare 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 vaccinations against COVID-19, which includes a booster if eligible. Visiting scholars will be required to upload proof of vaccination to NYU’s portal, and to have that vaccination documentation accepted by NYU.

  • While encouraged, fully vaccinated people do not need to test before traveling
  • Fully vaccinated people do not need to self-quarantine

2. What will housing look like this summer?
For summer 2022, visiting scholars will be housed in studio-style apartments with a single bathroom and shared common space with other scholars and campus visitors. Scholars should bring their own bed linens (XL twin sheets), blankets, towels, and toiletries.

3. What are the expectations for visiting 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.

4. Are dining services available to visiting scholars living on campus?
NYU Dining is available, though the format of service has changed to ensure physical distancing and minimize contact in the dining halls. You may expect the same quality of food and notice more grab-and-go options.

5. Will the laundry rooms open?
Laundry rooms will be open and visiting scholars are encouraged to follow capacity requirements and public health guidelines. Face coverings are required in the laundry room.

6. Are visiting scholars allowed to have guests?
No. You are not permitted to have guests at the residence halls under no circumstance. Residence halls are restricted to building residents only. You are encouraged to socialize outdoors while practicing physical distancing. Any violation of this house rule, attempted or otherwise, will result in the immediate termination of your participation in the Scholar-in-Residence Program.




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.

Network Summer Scholar-in-Residence program

Network Summer Calvin B. Grimes Residency

FAQs for the Summer Scholar-in-Residence program

Network Summer Michael E. Fassiotto Residency

Network Summer
Scholar-in-Residence Program

The application process is as follows:

Application Procedure
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.
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 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.)


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 and Meals



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.

–>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. Scholars are asked to bring their own linens (for extra-long twin bed) and towels. A lightweight summer blanket may be needed in addition to your own toiletries and hangers. 


Scholars-in-Residence who will be staying in campus housing will be provided with meal vouchers for selected dining halls for the duration of the program period. Vouchers will be provided for breakfast and for the participant’s choice of lunch or dinner.

Internet and Library Access

Internet Access:

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

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. To use the library, Scholars must swipe their NYU Identification 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 Elmer Holmes Bobst Library website for more information.

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

Research Consultants and Orientation

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, 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
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 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) Curriculum Vitae:

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

4) Letters 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.

Application deadline for Summer 2022: Friday, February 25, 2022

Submit Application for the Summer 2022 Scholar-in-Residence Program

The application deadline has passed.

The SIR program takes place Sunday, May 29 – Saturday, June 25, 2022.
This is in-person at NYU’s Washington Square campus in Manhattan.