Advising and Support
We look forward to connecting with you! Please note that from mid-September through early October, our team is busier than usual supporting seniors and recent alumni who are applying for fellowships with early Fall deadlines. While we will continue to offer advising appointments, you may notice less availability during this time. If you are just starting to explore the world of awards and fellowships, check out our upcoming events and info sessions to learn more about awards that may be of interest to you.
Before making an appointment or coming to drop-in hours, we encourage you to:
- Peruse our Global Awards-at-a-Glance spreadsheet
- Review the eligibility requirements of awards or fellowships that pique your interest
- Take note of which Global Awards advisor is the primary contact for the award(s) you're interested in
We don't expect you to have all the answers — that's what we're here for! — but doing your homework in advance with help us better serve your needs.
Graduate student? Learn more about your options for award application support.
What Support Do You Need?
Weekly, virtual office hours. Ideal for short, introductory or exploratory chats. No appointment needed.
Ideal if you have already started developing one or more award application(s) and are looking for draft review and/or personalized advising.
Fall 2023 (Sept 1 to Dec 15)
Fridays, 1-3pm ET
Students and Alumni: Check in for Drop-In Hours on NYU Connect (NYU Login required). One or more Global Awards advisors will be available to chat. No appointments necessary!
Schedule an appointment with a Global Awards advisor (NYU Login required). In-person and Zoom appointments available.
Alumni: If you graduated more than one year ago, you may not have access to NYU Connect, our appointment scheduling system. If this is the case, please email us with your full name, year of graduation, and the award(s) you're interested in. A Global Awards advisor will follow up with you within 2-3 business days to schedule an appointment.
Working on one or more award application(s)? Join us for in-person or virtual writing hours on Wednesdays from 3-5pm ET.
- In-person: 12 Washington Place
- Virtual: Zoom link
This time is designed for you to set writing goals and have uninterrupted time and space to focus on your materials.
Note: While a Global Awards advisor will be available to answer basic logistical and strategic questions, these sessions are not meant for draft review. To receive feedback on your materials, please make an individual appointment.
NYU’s Writing Center at the Expository Writing Program
The Writing Center offers 45-minute long individual consultations with experienced writing consultants. You can work on drafts of your personal statement or statement of grant purpose with these consultants. Keep in mind that they will not copy-edit your document for you; rather, they will ask questions designed to help you rethink the focus or underlying structure of your argument. If you do have grammatical issues, they will probably address it by pointing out the issue, explaining the rule, and having you correct your own document, with their guidance. Make sure you bring all relevant documentation (including scholarship prompts and outlines) along with hard copies of your drafts; they won’t be familiar with the minutiae of the scholarship to which you’re applying. You can register for an appointment on either the Washington Square or Brooklyn campus.
While graduate Students at NYU should feel free to use all the resources found on the webpages of the Office of Global Awards, applications for graduate awards and fellowships often have different parameters and processes than the awards featured on our website for undergraduate students and recent alumni. As such, graduate students should reach out to their school specific advisors for information and personalized support.