University of Vermont

Faculty Resource Network

Semester Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Scholar-in-Residence program allows faculty from member Network institutions, who are either on leave or sabbatical from their home institution, to come to New York University 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.

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, friendly and constructive criticism, and information on New York City and NYU resources. The Network identifies each Research Consultant and provides the time and place of the initial meeting between the SIR and Consultant during the orientation meeting. The ties that develop between Research Consultants and Network Scholars often become the basis of on-going professional relationships that last well beyond the period of the direct participation in the Scholar-in-Residence program.

To Apply

Please submit all application materials in PDF to Jen Houghton on or before Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

A copy of the application can be found here: Semester Scholar-in-Residence Application.

The deadline for submitting applications to NYU is Monday, February 6, 2017. However, your application must be signed by Sherwood Smith, Senior Executive Director for Diversity, Engagement and Professional Development, to be considered by NYU. Jen Houghton will have your application signed by Sherwood Smith and will submit your application to NYU on your behalf. You will be cc'd on the application email.

The application packet for the Scholar-in-Residence Program must include the following:

  • Application
  • Detailed project statement
  • Project synopsis
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of support from the Dean or Chair of your department

The detailed project statement should describe your research and/or curriculum development project and its objective in five pages or less. It should explain how you will use the resources of New York University by indicating:

a) the department(s) with which you wish to be associated
b) the name(s) of the faculty member(s) with whom you wish to consult (if known).

The project synopsis should be a 100-500 word document describing your research project proposal. The letter of support from your division or department chair must indicate the value of your participation in the Scholar-in-Residence program to your school or department.

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