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Program Overview

The Office of Global Programs (OGP) is pleased to offer Global Opportunity Grants to support locally integrative conferences, workshops, and other scholarly and creative events at any of NYU's 12 global sites:

Program Aims

Successful proposals will support all three primary aims of the program:

  • Advancing the research, scholarship, and creative work of NYU faculty in a global context.
  • Strengthening ties between NYU’s degree-granting campuses and Global Academic Centers by fostering research and collaboration opportunities in and around our global site cities/regions and by diversifying the pool of faculty members who engage with the global sites.
  • Enriching the academic and intellectual life of NYU’s Global Academic Centers, including through the development and expansion of enduring relationships with local scholars and practitioners.


Proposals must be submitted by a lead applicant who is an NYU full-time contract, tenured, or tenure-track faculty member from the New York, Abu Dhabi, or Shanghai campus or is the director of one of the 12 global sites.

Proposals that anticipate supplementary funding from additional sources, including the Provost's Global Research Initiatives (GRI) program and/or others, will be considered favorably.

Key Dates

Key dates for proposals under the current funding cycle are as follows:

Action Date(s)
Letters of interest (2-3 pp.) due June 15, 2022
Invitations to submit full proposals issued By July 15, 2022
Full proposals due (for invited submissions) October 1, 2022
Grants awarded
By November 15, 2022
Events take place June 1, 2023 to July 31, 2024

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Contact Info

For questions about the Global Opportunity Grant program, please contact Professor Eliot Borenstein, Senior Academic Convenor for the Global Network ( and/or Peter Holm, Assistant Vice President for Global Planning and Research (

Awards and event approvals are subject to location-specific guidance related to local laws and regulations, COVID-19 protocols, and NYU travel policies and guidelines.