The Research Institutes were created to support NYU full-time faculty and graduate students 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, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Washington, D.C., and on the campus of Tel Aviv University. Most locations have capacity, on average, for five faculty and five graduate students.
Each Research Institute will draw together a disparate 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. Applicants may request to spend one month or longer at a GRI Institute at any time during a fall or spring semester. Scholars may hold only one GRI fellowship per academic year.
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. As of fall 2016 the per diem rates for the Research Institutes are as follows: Athens, Berlin, Florence, London, 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.
Applications for all institutes can be submitted on a rolling basis; fellowship notifications will be sent out three times a year (fall, early spring semester, late spring semester). 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. Those who cannot spend time away during a fall or spring semester are encouraged to apply to the GRI Institutes in Prague and Tel Aviv. Fellowships are available at these sites during June and July. Applicants must plan to use the fellowship to write or research a thesis. All Master’s candidate applicants must discuss their research plans with their advisor or department head and will have their advisors contacted by our office for approval prior to acceptance. Students graduating in May are not eligible for a summer fellowship, and may not delay graduation in order to participate in the program.
Institutional approval by the appropriate Institutional Review Board is required if your work involves human subjects. If you are not sure about whether you require IRB approval, please click here to read about this in further detail. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions you have regarding this process.
- The length of residencies during the academic semester will be dictated by local visa restrictions; in the case of London and Washington, D.C. the maximum stay is one semester; at Athens, Berlin, Florence, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv, it can normally be no longer than 90 days. Visa regulations vary from country to country and according to the status of each applicant. Fellows are responsible for knowing these and working with an outbound advisor at OGS to plan travel within legal limits.
- Faculty and graduate student fellows may not seek employment, teach, or engage in other significant professional commitments while they are in residence.
- All fellows are expected to be present at the institute on a regular basis, and are required to attend any GRI meetings during the semester. This program is not appropriate for those who have office space elsewhere or do not need office space. It is also not appropriate for anyone planning extensive travel or those who will not be based in the city.
- This program does not provide housing for its participants.
- GRI will not provide reimbursement for travel already purchased or a ticket for a different trip.
- This program neither identifies nor subsidizes local schooling options for dependent children of participants.
- Any person who is involved in an externally funded research program, or is designated a principal investigator in a federally funded program, must consult with the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) before participating in the GRI research institutes abroad.
To Apply to One of the Research Institutes:
Applications for all institutes can be submitted on a rolling basis; fellowship notifications will be sent out three times a year (fall, early and late spring semester). 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.
If you are a faculty member anticipating an upcoming leave or a graduate student anticipating a fellowship or external support in 2017-18, please apply to the appropriate program below and would like to spend all or part of it at one of the institutes.