Office of Global Awards COVID-19 FAQ
As of Friday, March 13th, the NYU Leadership Initiative physical location is closed, but all staff are working remotely until futher notice.
Updates and Frequently Asked Questions
Effective March 13, 2020, NYU is implementing specific measures and restrictions to keep the NYU community healthy and to contribute to checking the spread of the novel coronavirus, including moving to remote instruction. In accordance with these University guidelines, the NYU Office of Global Awards is henceforth moving to virtual programming and advising until further notice.
While this is undeniably disruptive, the Office of Global Awards remains committed to supporting you as you explore and pursue merit-based fellowship opportunities. All staff will continue to work regular hours and our support will be virtual rather than offered at our physical office location. Our immersive programs, events, and Global Awards advising will continue on schedule remotely using NYU Zoom, unless otherwise specified.
Please see the FAQs below:
Will the Leadership Initiative office, where Global Awards is housed, remain open even though classes will be remote?
As of March 12th, The Leadership Initiative space at 12 Washington Place will be closed. The Office of Global Awards team however will remain available online during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 9am-5pm.
Will 1:1 Global Awards advising appointments still take place?
Starting on March 11th, we will not be holding in-person drop-in hours at either the Washington Square or Brooklyn locations. All in-person meetings and student advising (including office hours) are now being held virtually through March 27th. Please use this link to access advisor calendars.
We will be adding times throughout the coming weeks, so be sure to check regularly for new availability. Please be sure to honor the appointments that you make, and come to the virtual session with an agenda and specific questions prepared for your advisor. This will enable a richer and more productive conversation.
What should I know about the 2021 Truman application?
The deadline for the Preliminary Application to be considered for NYU's nomination for the 2021 Truman Scholarship has been extended to March 30th. We encourage you to take advantage of the resources in our Truman Virtual Folder as you prepare your application. The office will be in touch with next steps shortly after the campus deadline.
What should I know if I plan to apply for a Fulbright grant this cycle?
The 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Student Program application will open on March 31, 2020. The NYU campus deadline will be Monday, August 24, 2020. Visit our Fulbright page for all the details on the application process.
We are in the process of redesigning and relaunching our Fulbright processes this year to work for online delivery. The entire NYU Fulbright team is busy recording short videos and revamping PowerPoints and redesigning activities. While we're not quite ready to launch the formal Fulbright process yet, here's what we do know:
- We anticipate launching the new system by April 13th.
- The Fulbright Modules are cancelled and are being reinvisioned to work for online delivery. If you RSVPed for those Modules, you do not need to take any further action and you will hear from the Office of Global Awards directly.
- If you hadn't RSVPed for a Fulbright Module but are still interested in Fulbright, it's not too late! Please fill out the Fulbright Interest Form.
What should I know about the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Schwarzman, Knight-Hennessy, and Gates Cambridge awards?
If you are planning on applying to any of these awards this cycle, you are required to complete the NYU Prestigious Scholarship Preliminary Application. This application is due on April 27. We are still planning on conducting our Preliminary Application Writing Workshops, which start on Friday, March 27th at 3PM EST. You can register for that session here. If that time doesn't work for you, please fill out this form so that we can ensure that you gain access to the recording afterwards.
If you are a Chinese citizen or national and would like support applying for the Schwarzman Scholarship this cycle, please register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can keep you posted on any upcoming programming.
I still have a question. Where should I direct my inquiry?
For inquiries, we recommend using the following email addresses, which will be monitored regularly:
For general inquiries email email@example.com
For inquiries about UK and Ireland awards (including the Rhodes, Marshall, and Mitchell), email firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to email individual advisors, but you are likely to get a timelier response by utilizing the appropriate address above.
We recognize that moving towards predominantly online services may place a burden on people with different abilities and/or access to technology. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you have any questions or concerns by emailing email@example.com.