The GRI Research Institutes were created to support NYU full-time faculty and graduate students, based in New York City, who wish to have NYU infrastructural support while conducting research abroad. Faculty should be on leave or have extramural funding and graduate students (in all degree programs) should be on fellowship or have other external support.
GRI institutes have been established at NYU's sites in Athens, Berlin, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C. Most locations have capacity, on average, for five faculty and five graduate students.
Faculty and graduate student fellowships are available at all sites during the fall and spring semesters, and a limited number of sites during the summer. Summer semester fellowships are available in Florence, Madrid, Prague, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv during June and July.
Each Research Institute will draw together a diverse group of university faculty and graduate students, with priority given to those who have a research-related need to be in a given location (archives, collections, colleagues, etc.), and/or are applying for the first time. Scholars may hold only one GRI fellowship per academic year. Fellowships must meet the minimum length requirements. Faculty fellowships begin at 3 weeks in length during fall and spring, and 2 weeks in the summer. Student fellowships must be at least 4 weeks long during fall and spring, and 3 weeks in the summer.
Faculty and graduate student fellows at GRI Research Institutes are given office space, modest administrative support, one round-trip, economy ticket from New York to the site (to be booked through the GRI program), and a flat-rate per-diem subsidy intended to partially defray living costs. Per diem rates for the Research Institutes are as follows: Athens, Berlin, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv are set at $75 per day; Washington, D.C. is set at $70 per day. Regardless of the length of the fellowship, the per diem may not exceed 90 days.
Fellowship applications must be submitted by the set deadlines. All efforts will be made to accommodate interested NYU faculty members, but as space is limited, applicants are encouraged to register their interest as far in advance as possible.
Master’s candidates should apply after consulting with their advisors regarding their research plans and confirming that it is an appropriate fit for their program and academic timeline. Those who cannot spend time away during a fall or spring semester are encouraged to apply to the GRI Institutes that are available during the summer. Applicants must plan to use the fellowship to write or research a thesis. All Master’s candidate applicants must have approval from their advisors or department heads to apply, as our office will contact the departments as part of the acceptance process. Students graduating in May are not eligible for a summer fellowship, and may not delay graduation in order to participate in the program.
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Applications for all institutes must be submitted by the set deadlines. All efforts will be made to accommodate interested NYU faculty members, but as space is limited, applicants are encouraged to register their interest as far in advance as possible. Before applying please read through the applicable FAQs, found on the right-hand column of this page (or the bottom of the page on mobile).
If you are a faculty member anticipating an upcoming leave or a graduate student anticipating a fellowship or external support in 2019, and would like to spend all or part of it at one of the institutes, please apply to the appropriate program below.
The Fall 2019 acceptance period is now closed. We are no longer accepting submissions.
The deadline for Spring 2020 applications is Thursday, September 19, 2019.
Please review FAQs link on the right side (on the bottom on mobile) prior to applying.