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, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Tel-Aviv and Washington, DC. Most locations have capacity, on average, for five faculty and five graduate students.
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 and are first-time applications. Applicants may request to spend time for one month or longer at a GRI Institute at any time during a fall or spring semester, although fellowships may occur only during one semester per academic year.
Master’s candidates should apply after consulting with their advisors regarding their research plans. Those who cannot spend time away during a fall or spring semester 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. Applicants must plan to use the fellowship to write or research a thesis. All Master’s candidate applicants can expect to have their advisors contacted for approval prior to consideration. Students graduating in May are not eligible for a summer program. Students may not delay graduation in order to participate in the program.
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 flat-rate per-diem subsidy intended to partially defray living costs. The per diem rates are based on guidelines set by the Federal Government and are as follows: Berlin, Florence, London, Paris, Prague and Tel Aviv are set at $100 per day; Shanghai is $90 per day and Washington, D.C. is set at $70 per day.
All fellows are expected to be in regular residence at the institute, and are required to attend any GRI meetings during the semester. This program is not appropriate for those who do not need office space, nor who will not be based in the cities to which they have applied.
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Applications for all institutes can be submitted on a rolling basis; fellowship notifications will be sent out three times a year (fall, early spring semester, late spring semester). 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 2016-17, 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, anticipatehaving a fellowship or external support in 2016-2017, and would like to spend all or part of it at one of the research institutes, click here to apply.