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 NYU 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 with or without academic appointments at other institutions who are sufficiently proficient in their disciplines to be accepted as colleagues by the University’s faculty. A PhD or terminal degree is required. 

Those without a PhD or terminal degree are welcome to submit an application as outlined below, and will be eligible for the title of Research Affiliate.

Privileges: Visiting Scholars and Research Affiliates may participate in colloquia, audit classes, consult members of the faculty, and use University Libraries. Shared office space at A/P/A Institute is available 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. For the 2024-25 academic year, the appointment will be from September 1, 2024-August 31, 2025.

Please email apa.institute@nyu.edu with any questions.


Applications to the 2024-25 Visiting Scholar Program are due Monday, July 1, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. E.T. Please submit via email 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