The program for visiting scholars and professors extends specified courtesy titles and privileges to scholars of distinction who visit the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University in order to engage in research, scholarship, and scholarly and cultural interaction with our faculty and students. Visiting scholars are considered guests of the University and of our department, and they may visit for a period of three months to a year. The program is intended for scholars who hold academic appointments at other educational institutions that are on sabbatical leave to complete a research project. It is also for scholars in the early stage of their career with a doctoral degree but without an academic appointment whom are looking to engage in research and scholarly interaction with our faculty and students.
Visiting scholars are encouraged to participate in colloquia, audit classes, consult members of the faculty, and use University Libraries. As non-employees, visiting scholars should come with their own funding and are not entitled to salary, housing, office space or benefits other than those privileges cited above. Our incoming scholars are typically funded through the Fulbright program, another post-doctoral fellowship program, or through the universities at which they hold an academic appointment.
In some cases, library privileges may be a more suitable option than Visiting Scholar affiliation. Please contact the department Graduate Program Assistant to inquire about the sponsored borrower application.