Faculty Resource Network

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University Associates Program

Apply for this program for the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters

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Should your application be received after the deadline for the semester requested, it will be processed for the following semester.

University Associates

The University Associate (UA) program enables full-time faculty members of Network institutions to come to New York University throughout the academic year to use some of NYU’s academic facilities. University Associates can make use of their semester-long tenure by researching in the University libraries and by participating in open departmental or interdisciplinary colloquia, lectures, symposia and seminars.

University Associates may apply for one or all semesters in the academic year. Upon completion of each semester as University Associate, participants are required to submit to their Liaison Officers 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 University Associates privilege is contingent upon submission of the report.

Library Access

Through special arrangements made by the Faculty Resource Network, University Associates may secure reading privileges at the following libraries:

Bobst Library (Elmer Holmes Bobst Library): Located at 70 Washington Square South is open daily. For information regarding hours of operation please visit the website at https://www.nyu.edu/academics/libraries/elmer-holmes-bobstlibrary.html.  To gain access into Bobst Library, once you enter the facility please visit the desk immediately to your left and inform the staff that you are a University Associate with the Faculty Resource Network.  Your name will be in the courtesy log, and you will be granted a pass for using the library.

Courant Institute Library: Located at 251 Mercer Street, this library is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 9:30 pm, Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Should you require access, please contact our office so that arrangements may be made.  Access cards will then be available at the front entrance desk.

The Stephen Chan Institute of Fine Arts Library: Located at 1 East 78th Street, Duke House, this facility is open weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Before you plan to research, please contact Sharon Chickanzeff, the Library Director, at 212.992.5825 to schedule an appointment.

Law Library: Located at 40 Washington Square South, Vanderbilt Hall, this library is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 11:30 pm, Friday from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, and Sunday from 9:00 am to 11:30 pm.  Should you require access, please contact our office so that arrangements may be made.  Access cards will then be available at the front security desk.

Real Estate Institute Library: Located on the fifth floor of 11 West 42nd Street, Midtown Center, the Jack Brause Library is a reference library open to the public and requires only that users bring a photo identification card. The facility hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The library is closed on Sunday.  Please call the library at 212.992.3627 or check their website for additional information.

Richard Ettinghausen Library: Located on the first floor of 50 Washington Square South, Hagop Kevorkian Center, the Richard Ettinghausen Library is a non-circulating Middle East reference library open to NYU students, faculty and affiliates.  This facility is open weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Before you plan to research, please call the library at 212.998.8877 to arrange access into the libary.

For more information on NYU Libraries, please visit www.nyu.edu/research/libraries.html.

How to Apply

Application Procedures

Each application must be accompanied by a brief narrative outlining the intent of the applicant’s scholarly activity or curricular development plan, along with current curriculum vitae. The proposal should indicate specific ways in which the faculty member would benefit as a scholar and a teacher, and ways that the project would enhance the academic life of the home institution. Once an application is completed online, an email will be sent to the applicant’s institution’s Liaison Officer for approval.

Please note the deadlines on the application form. Applications received after the due date, or not completed by the due date, will be held over until the following semester. For University Associates wishing to renew their participation in this program, a brief outline of project status and university resources used must be sent to the Liaison Officer and copied to the Faculty Resource Network before the renewal of privileges can be processed.


Application deadlines Summer and Fall term 2022 are:

  • Friday, April 15, 2022 for the Summer 2022 term
  • Friday, April 15, 2022 for the Fall 2022 term

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