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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

Proposals should be locally integrative, using the global site not only as a venue but also as a central component of the program, both enhancing content and contributing context to the event’s theme and/or topic. As such, successful proposals will support all three primary aims of this 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 a current 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. The lead applicant will serve as the primary liaison regarding the proposal. Faculty who do not meet these criteria may be part of a proposal submission as a co-applicant.

Due to the highly selective nature of this program, proposals for new events and events that bring together new and/or interdisciplinary groups of scholars will be prioritized. Proposals that anticipate supplementary funding from additional sources, including the Provost's Global Research Initiatives (GRI) program and/or others, also 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 September 22, 2023
Invitations to submit full proposals issued By October 20, 2023
Full proposals due (for invited submissions) December 22, 2023
Grants awarded
By January 26, 2024
Events take place September 15, 2024 to July 31, 2025


All proposals should be submitted using the Global Opportunity Grants Submission Form.

Q&A Sessions

Virtual Q&A sessions will be hosted on Thursday, July 27th at 9 am EDT and Thursday, September 7th at 10 am EDT. Please RSVP with your questions by July 25th and September 5th, respectively, by emailing

Contact Info

For questions about the Global Opportunity Grant program, please contact Professor Niyati Parekh, Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Initiatives, and Libby Perkowski, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Global Programs at

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.