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University Associates

Important Dates

Spring 2024 program

January 22 to May 17, 2024

SPRING application deadline

Friday, October 13, 2023

Summer 2024 program

June 3 to August 30, 2024

Summer application deadline

Friday, April 19, 2024

Fall 2024 program

Sept. 4 to Dec. 13, 2024

Fall application deadline

Friday, April 19, 2024

If we receive your application after a term’s deadline, we will process it for the following semester.

Status updates are provided within 6 to 8 weeks after the posted appli­ca­tion deadline for each term.


The University Associates (UA) program enables full-time faculty members of Network institutions to come to New York University throughout the academic year to access some of NYU Division of Libraries’ physical academic facilities. UAs 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.

Borrowing and e-resource privileges are not available to University Associates as part of the program.

University Associates may apply for one or all semesters in the academic year. The UA program serves nearly 60 scholars annually.

APPLICATIONS  Applications 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.

POST-TERM REPORTS  Upon completion of each semester as University Associates, 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.

PARTICIPATION RENEWAL  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.

Library Access

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

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library  70 Washington Square South. Open daily. For hours of operation, visit the Bobst Library website. To access, visit the desk immediately to your left as you enter the facility, 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  251 Mercer Street. 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. To access, 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  1 East 78th Street, Duke House, open weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Before you visit, contact Sharon Chickanzeff, the Library Director, at 212-992-5825 to schedule an appointment.

Law Library  40 Washington Square South, Vanderbilt Hall. 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. To access, contact our office so that arrangements may be made. Access cards will then be available at the front security desk.

Jack Brause Library for Real Estate  NYU Midtown Center, 11 West 42nd Street, 5th floor. Mon–Thu 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Fri 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sat from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed Sunday. This is a reference library open to the public and requires only that users bring a photo ID card. Call 212-992-3627 or check the Jack Brause Library website for more information.

Richard Ettinghausen Library  Hagop Kevorkian Center, 50 Washington Square South, 1st floor. Open weekdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This is a non-circulating Middle East reference library open to NYU students, faculty and affiliates. Call the library at 212-998-8877 to arrange access.

Visit the main NYU website for more information on NYU Libraries.