Research institutes have been established at NYU's sites in Berlin, Florence, London, Prague, Shanghai, Tel-Aviv and Washington, DC. Most institutes have capacity, on average, for five faculty and five graduate students. At this time, the Shanghai institute hosts only graduate students.
A research institute in Paris is scheduled to open Fall, 2014.
These institutes’ focus is on NYU faculty who are on leave or have extramural funding and wish to have NYU infrastructural support while spending time abroad, and on graduate students (in all degree programs) who are on fellowship or other external support. 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 sidebar) 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.
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 of the research institutes will 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. Additionally, some funds are available should faculty fellows wish to organize a small research-related event during their time in residence.
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.