A/P/A Institute at NYU Visiting Scholar Application

The A/P/A Institute at NYU Visiting Scholar Program extends specified courtesy titles and privileges to scholars of distinction who visit the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University in order to engage in research and scholarship, and in general scholarly and cultural interaction with New York University’s faculty and students. The courtesy title may not be granted for the purpose of providing free courses or other privileges to graduate or post-graduate students, or for the sole purpose of providing library privileges.

Visiting Scholars are considered guests of the University and the A/P/A Institute who may visit for a temporary period of up to one year (renewable). As non-employees, they have no teaching or other responsibilities, and are not entitled to salary, housing, or benefits other than those privileges cited below. Visiting Scholars covered by this program may not in any way perform in the role of an employee at New York University.

Eligibility: The title Visiting Scholar may be granted to scholars who hold academic appointments elsewhere, to those who have no academic affiliation (e.g., who are independent private scholars, public officials, writers), or to younger scholars who are sufficiently proficient in their disciplines to be accepted as colleagues by the University’s faculty, but who have yet to obtain academic appointments.

Privileges: Visiting Scholars may participate in colloquia, audit classes, consult members of the faculty, and use University Libraries. Shared office space at A/P/A Institute, if needed, is available to Visiting Scholars, on a limited basis. The University does not provide assistance with housing. However, the University does offer assistance related to visa matters through the Office of International Students and Scholars.

Special considerations for 2021-22: Visiting Scholars are encouraged to work virtually when feasible. To work onsite, Visiting Scholars must request approval via the A/P/A Institute and demonstrate compliance with the University’s safety and health requirements for “Affiliates.”

Applications to the 2021-22 Visiting Scholar Program are due Monday, August 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. E.T. Please submit to Laura Chen-Schultz (LC7@nyu.edu):

  • Completed Visiting Scholar application form (please leave items 10 and 12 blank)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter detailing the proposed research project
  • Letter of recommendation from an academic colleague or advisor