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Application Process

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Application Process

Application Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59PM EST on Sunday, February 4th, 2018.

A complete application includes the following three components:

  1. Program Application
    1. Create an account in FluidReview by clicking the "sign up" button in the lower right corner.
    2. Once you've registered, you will receive a confirmation email.
    3. From the email, you will be redirected back to the site. Click on view programs, select 2018 NYU Global Summit, and begin your application!
  2. Recommendation from a Faculty or Staff member
    1. Ask a faculty or staff member who knows you well enough to recommend your participation in this program. We suggest that you select a reference who can provide specific examples of your interests, capacity for collaborative work, and why you would be a good candidate for the Summit. This individual should be familiar with your work and be able to comment on the following questions:
      1. What do you believe this applicant will gain from participation in this program?
      2. Please provide one example that illustrates the applicant’s leadership potential and commitment to build community across difference
      3. Tell us about a moment where the applicant demonstrated commitment to learning from peers and contributing to their growth.
    2. As part of your FluidReview Application, please provide contact information for the person who is recommending you. The person you list on this form will receive an email with a link to the recommendation questionnaire.
  3. Submit your application
    1. Please note that your application can only be submitted after your reference has completed the reference section in FluidReview. As soon as your reference provides this information, make sure to log back in and click on "submit your application.

Selection Process

Only complete applications will be reviewed after the deadline. Participants are selected based on the quality of their whole application, including essays and recommendation letters. The most competitive applicants display a commitment to the Summit theme and goals, leadership potential, and ability to work collaboratively across difference. Admitted students will be notified beginning on Friday, March 5th, 2018.

Application Short Questions

The FluidReview Application will require you to answers to the following questions:

Question 1 (300 words): Effective leaders are self-aware, they understand their strengths and areas for growth, and they seek opportunities to further develop and partner with others who complement them. Please describe what perspectives, skills, and experiences you would bring to this program. What do you hope to gain from participating at the Summit? Please be specific and reflective as you explain what you hope to learn and why.

Question 2 (300 words): Working with people who have different perspectives is a common leadership challenge. How have you worked with others across difference? This can encompass working with individuals or groups with diverse approaches and/or identities and backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, religious or spiritual affiliation, and/or cultural tradition. Please be specific about what you did and learned about yourself from this experience.

Question 3 (300 words): One of the sessions we will offer at the Summit is a panel with speakers representing diverse perspectives on environmental issues beyond climate change. Our goal is for speakers to help us examine why this conversation is not just about climate change and what is the role of leadership in solving complex global issues like our current environmental crisis. Why is this topic important? Please share one or two questions you might pose to the panel.

If you have any questions about your eligibility to apply or about the program in general, please contact us by emailing