The Research Institutes were created to support NYU full-time faculty and graduate students 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.
Research institutes have been established at NYU's sites in Berlin, Florence, London, Prague, Shanghai, Tel-Aviv and Washington, DC. Most locations have capacity, on average, for five faculty and five graduate students. A research institute in Paris is scheduled to open Spring, 2015.
Each Research Institute will draw together a disparate group of university faculty and graduate students, with priority given to those who have research-related need (archives, collections, colleagues, etc.) to be in a given location. In the case of Prague, applicants whose interest overlaps with PIDEC (see below) are especially encouraged to apply. It should be noted, however, that faculty and graduate students interested in spending time at one of these institutes whose work does not connect in any special way to these sites are also encouraged to register their interest; space allowing, effort will be made to accommodate them. Applicants may request to spend time at a GRI Institute at any time during a fall or spring semester for one month or longer.
Master’s candidates who cannot spend time away during the fall or spring semesters are encouraged to apply to the GRI Institute in Prague. Space has been reserved at this site during the months of June and July specifically for Master’s candidates.
Faculty and graduate student fellows at GRI Research Institutes are given office space, modest administrative support, one round-trip, economy class ticket between New York and the site (to be booked through the GRI program), and a $50 flat-rate per-diem subsidy intended to partially defray living costs.
All fellows are expected to be in regular residence at the institute, and to participate in its academic life. This program is not appropriate for those who will not be based in the cities to which they have applied.
Applications for all institutes can be submitted on a rolling basis; fellowship notifications will be sent out three times a year (in January, May, and September). 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.
If you are a full-time NYU faculty member, anticipate a leave upcoming in 2014-15, or 2015-16 and would like to spend all or part of it at one of the research institutes, click here to apply.
If you are a graduate student, anticipate having fellowship or external support in 2014-15, or 2015-16 and would like to spend all or part of it at one of the research institutes, click here to apply.
The Prague Institute for Democracy, Economy and Culture was founded by Jiři Pehe, the Director of NYU in Prague, to further the study of Eastern European culture and politics. Faculty and graduate students whose work connects to the interests of PIDEC are encouraged to apply to spend time in Prague. PIDEC fellows should be working on research projects connected to: the transition from authoritarian to free market democracies; "mitteleuropa," as a politics, concept, and geography; or the processes of European integration.