NYU's global network offers singular opportunities for faculty (as well as graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows and associates) through the Provost's Global Research Initiatives Program, Washington Square Housing for International Visitors, and its research institutes at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai.

  • The Provost's Global Research Initiatives (GRI) program supports research-related activities at a select number of NYU's Global Sites (Berlin, London, Florence, Prague, and Washington DC). The program supports short- and long-term faculty and graduate student visits to the Global Sites; runs dissertation workshops for doctoral students in the final stages of writing; provides funding for workshops, colloquia, and the like at the Global Sites; and supports collaboration between NYU faculty in New York and NYU faculty at the Global Sites and in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.
  • NYU’s Advisors on Foreign Activities and Research (AFAR) provides support to NYU faculty and students involved in the conduct of research and other sponsored programs abroad. AFAR is a partnership among representatives of the administrative support offices tasked with assessing risks and providing a roadmap to identify infrastructure requirements in order to implement safe, legal, financial and ethically compliant operations in foreign locations. AFAR is supported as needed by faculty advisors experienced in the establishment of global academic programs as well as the conduct of international research.
  • When possible, the Office of the Provost helps NYU faculty host researchers from institutions abroad with whom they are collaborating through the Washington Square Housing for International Visitors program. The program is designed for visits of medium duration: it is expected that visitors will be at the Square for less than a full semester, but, in most cases, for a minimum of one month.
  • The NYU Abu Dhabi Institute is a center of advanced research, scholarly and creative activity, and public workshops. The Institute provides NYU faculty in New York and Abu Dhabi with opportunities for research funding. To date, the Institute has awarded ten multi-year grants, provided seed funding for six other projects that may qualify for extended funding, and established a high-performance computing cluster (link requires NYU NetID login). All the selected research proposals focus on globally relevant themes and together encompass a range of cross-disciplinary subjects including climate change, neurolinguistics, technology and economic development, and computational cosmology. Learn more about Institute research centers and labs. In addition, the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute supports a regular program of lectures, conferences, and workshops every year. These activities take place both in Abu Dhabi and in New York. Learn more about Institute programs and submitting proposals for conferences, workshops, and regional collaborative seminars.
  • NYU Shanghai Research welcomes collaborations with New York faculty through any of its four institutes: the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Center for Computational Chemistry, Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science, and Institute for Social Development. The NYU Shanghai Institute supports lectures, conferences, and workshops in Shanghai.
Research in the Global Network