Program Overview

The LMU-NYU Research Cooperation Program was established in 2017 and extended in 2022 to promote and support research collaboration between LMU Munich and New York University (NYU) across disciplines and levels. Both institutions have committed resources to this partnership.

Funded Activities

The LMU-NYU Partnership is open to all disciplines and recognizes the different cultures and requirements across disciplines. Therefore, the concrete implementation of the initiatives is left to the scholars. However, projects falling under the broad remits below will be prioritized. Applications that demonstrate significant co-sponsorship by the applicant’s faculty or unit will be prioritized as well as applications for which the applicants have concrete plans for a follow-up funding initiative. NYU and LMU faculty members (Principal Investigators (“PIs”)) are eligible to jointly submit proposals. Collaborators from other institutions besides NYU and LMU are eligible to participate in projects but are not eligible for any financial support from NYU or LMU. Applications from junior scholars are strongly encouraged. Please note that staff costs and expenses for consumables are in general not refundable.

1. Research mobility for doctoral students and early career researchers

Junior scholars, especially advanced doctoral students or junior faculty, who want to conduct research with faculty from the partner institution and expand their network abroad, can apply for financial support for their stay generally for a maximum of three months.

2. Workshops and Conferences

Eligible are exploratory workshops intended to stake out potential for collaboration, but also workshops presenting finished work or work in progress. The maximum amount of funding that can be applied for is 20,000 euros / 21,650 USD.

3. Seed Funding for Joint Projects

Planned projects between LMU and NYU scholars can also be supported by the partnership at a small scale in the form of seed funding within one calendar year. The maximum amount of funding that can be applied for is 25,000 euros / 27,060 USD.

4. NYU Visiting Professorship at LMU

LMU will provide additional funds for one long-term visiting professor from NYU from any faculty. The visiting professor is expected to stay at LMU for several months up to one year and take part in academic life at LMU, e.g. through lectures and research presentations. The LMU host can apply for funding.

Key Dates

  • Application deadline: Sunday 15 October 2023
  • Notification: End of December 2023

Materials & Submissions

2024 Joint Call for Proposals

NYU scholars applying for mobility funding should apply using the NYU online submission form.

LMU scholars applying for mobility funding and applications for the visiting professorship at LMU should apply using the LMU online submission form.

Applications for projects as well as workshops/conference can be either submitted by LMU applicants via the LMU online submission form or by NYU applicants via the online submission form dedicated for NYU applicants. Please note that only one application per project/workshop (either from a LMU or from a NYU faculty member) is necessary. 

Contact Info

For questions about the LMU-NYU Research Cooperation program, please contact Professor Niyati Parekh, Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Initiatives, and Libby Perkowski, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Global Programs at