NYU students

NYU is establishing a new, cross-NYU Urban Doctoral Fellowship Program for the fall of 2018. This competitive Program will be open to current and prospective doctoral-level students from across NYU.

February 6, 2018

NYU is introducing its first-ever Urban Doctoral Fellowship Program, beginning in fall 2018. The program aims to increase collaboration and scholarly discourse among a diverse set of faculty and students engaged in urban research, while fostering NYU's ability to develop the next generation of urban scholars.

The program has two components: a competitive urban doctoral fellowship and a seminar series that will host top scholars on urban topics across disciplines.

Open to prospective and continuing doctoral students, approximately six to eight doctoral students from schools across the University will be selected as new fellows each academic year. The fellowship designation runs throughout fellows' tenure at NYU, and every fellow will receive up to $3,000 in research funds over the course of the fellowship to engage in scholarly activities that further their research.

The seminar series will be open to the entire NYU community and will feature a number of prestigious urban scholars from across the country each semester.

The selection of prospective Ph.D. students, nominated by the Director of Graduate Studies of their respective departments/schools, will take place in early Spring 2018. The nomination process for current Ph.D. students studying urban issues will take place in late Spring 2018.

Learn more about this new fellowship, including how to nominate prospective students.