The Office of Global Awards offers support and resources for all undergraduate students at NYU. For more information about graduate student support please see the bottom of this page.

Global Awards Advisors

Individual Appointments

You can make a one-on-one individual appointment to discuss drafts of personal statements, statements of grant purpose or drafted applications in their entirety. Prior to your appointment, please email your advisor any drafts you would like to discuss.

Appointments are scheduled through Google Calendar. After you sign into your Google account, either your NYU account or your personal account, click on the advisor's name below with whom you wish to schedule an appointment.

Note: Do to the Covid-19 crisis, all individual appointments, "drop-in" hours, and workshops will be held via Zoom. 

Advisor Calendar Link E-mail Address
Kurt Davies Kurt's Calendar
Kris Larsen Kris' Calendar
Duncan Knox Yollotl's Calendar
Shirin Nadira Shirin's Calendar
Amy Obermeyer Amy's Calendar

Drop-in Office Hours

For the Fall of 2020 the Office of Global Award will host "drop-in" office hours. Each session will be hosted by a different Global Awards advisor. Students (and Alumni) should expect to be put into a virtual waiting room when they connect to the host's Zoom account. Cancellations will be noted in bold below.

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.

Graduate Student Support and Resources

Graduate Students at NYU should feel free to use all the resources found under the webpages of the Office of Global Awards. When it comes to speaking with an advisor, graduate students should first contact their school specific advisors for information and support. Note: in many cases graduate fellowship applications are different than undergraduate fellowship applications. Pay close attention to any differences that apply to graduate students.