The 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, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Washington, D.C., and on the campus of Tel Aviv University. 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 a research-related need to be in a given location (archives, collections, colleagues, etc.), and/or are applying for the first time. Applicants may request to spend one month or longer at a GRI Institute at any time during a fall or spring semester. Scholars may hold only one GRI fellowship per academic year.
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, 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.
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.
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 Institutes in Prague and Tel Aviv. Fellowships are available at these sites during June and July. Applicants must plan to use the fellowship to write or research a thesis. All Master’s candidate applicants must discuss their research plans with their advisor or department head and will have their advisors contacted by our office for approval prior to acceptance. Students graduating in May are not eligible for a summer fellowship, and may not delay graduation in order to participate in the program.
Institutional approval by the appropriate Institutional Review Board is required if your work involves human subjects. If you are not sure about whether you require IRB approval, please click here to read about this in further detail. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions you have regarding this process.
Applications for all institutes can be submitted on a rolling basis; fellowship notifications will be sent out three times a year (fall, early and 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. Before applying please read through the applicable FAQs, found on the right-hand column of this page.
If you are a faculty member anticipating an upcoming leave or a graduate student anticipating a fellowship or external support in 2018-19, please apply to the appropriate program below and would like to spend all or part of it at one of the institutes.
We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018.
Applications for Spring 2019 are now being accepted for all sites.