The GRI Research Institutes were created to support NYU full-time faculty and graduate students, based in New York City, who wish to have NYU infrastructural support while conducting research abroad. Faculty should be on leave or have extramural funding and graduate students (in all degree programs) should be on fellowship or have other external support.
GRI institutes have been established at NYU's sites in Athens, Berlin, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C. Most locations have capacity, on average, for five faculty and five graduate students.
Faculty and graduate student fellowships are available at all sites during the fall and spring semesters, and a limited number of sites during the summer. Summer semester fellowships are available in Florence, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv during June and July.
Each Research Institute will draw together a diverse group of university faculty and graduate students, with priority given to those who have a research-related need to be in a given location (archives, collections, colleagues, etc.), and/or are applying for the first time. Scholars may hold only one GRI fellowship per academic year. Fellowships must meet the minimum length requirements. Faculty fellowships begin at 3 weeks in length during fall and spring, and 2 weeks in the summer. Student fellowships must be at least 4 weeks long during fall and spring, and 3 weeks in the summer.
Faculty and graduate student fellows at GRI Research Institutes are given office space, modest administrative support, one round-trip, economy ticket from New York to the site (to be booked through the GRI program), and a flat-rate per-diem subsidy intended to partially defray living costs. Per diem rates for the Research Institutes are as follows: Athens, Berlin, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv are set at $75 per day; Washington, D.C. is set at $70 per day. Regardless of the length of the fellowship, the per diem may not exceed 90 days.
Fellowship applications must be submitted by the set deadlines. All efforts will be made to accommodate interested NYU faculty members, but as space is limited, applicants are encouraged to register their interest as far in advance as possible.
Master’s candidates are welcome to apply to the program but must meet the outlined requirements in order to be eligible. As most GRI fellows are either doctoral candidates who have completed coursework or faculty members on sabbatical, the fellowship will not be a fit for all Master’s candidates. Students must be working on an independent project that meets the program criteria and also meet all of the departmental requirements for their degree. Eligibility is based on, but not restricted to, the guidelines below:
If a student is accepted and later found not to meet one of the requirements listed above, their acceptance will be considered invalid and they may not participate in the program. If you are a Master’s candidate and are thinking of applying for a fellowship, consult with an advisor and/or a faculty member or department head prior to applying, as mentioned above. Faculty or advisors with questions about the program may consult the webpage and then follow-up with our department.
We are pleased to have recently opened the GRI fellowship program to full-time faculty at the Abu Dhabi and Shanghai campuses. While a per diem is not provided by GRI, we encourage faculty to confer with their campus, upon acceptance, to learn whether such funds are available. As with all applications, faculty should confirm with their campus whether they will be approved to participate and be away during the time requested.
Institutional approval by the appropriate Institutional Review Board is required for work that involves human subjects. If you are not sure about whether you require IRB approval, please read the IRB Policy for further details. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions you have regarding this process.
Applications for all institutes must be submitted by the set deadlines. All efforts will be made to accommodate interested NYU faculty members, but as space is limited, applicants are encouraged to register their interest as far in advance as possible. Before applying please read through the applicable FAQs, found on the right-hand column of this page (or the bottom of the page on mobile).
If you are a faculty member anticipating an upcoming leave or a graduate student anticipating a fellowship or external support, and would like to spend all or part of it at one of the institutes, please apply to the appropriate program below.
We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2020.
We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, for ALL SITES. The deadline for Fall 2020 applications is Thursday, March 5, 2020.
Please review FAQs link on the right side (on the bottom on mobile) prior to applying.