The Lerner Fund for Undergraduate Students in Religious Studies
The Religious Studies Program is honored to support our students as they pursue research activities within their field. The Lerner Fund supports the cost of travel, registration fees, and participation in research and conferences. Projects should be focused on an area within the study of religion. The Lerner Fund is available to all majors and minors within the program. Visit the above link for further details.
Alvin H. Zagor Memorial Scholarship Prize
This scholarship prize is awarded to a junior or senior at CAS who has earned a grade-point average of at least 3.50, and whose academic record and life experience demonstrate wide ranging interests and concern for the necessity of the humane studies in the intellectual development of the modern professional. The student's department nominates up to two candidates. Candidates must have a deep appreciation for, and commitment to, ethical choices and principles. A letter of nomination signed by the Director of Undergraduate Studies must accompany each application. Visit the above link for further details.
Diversity Undergraduate Research Incubator (DURI)
The Diversity Undergraduate Research Incubator program was created in 2015 to provide summer research opportunities for undergraduates from underrepresented or underserved populations in the College of Arts and Science. The program was designed to introduce students to the field of professional research and to open the pathway to – and foster interest in - graduate education. Eligible undergraduate applicants for the DURI come from diverse and underrepresented populations (e.g., students of color, students of low socioeconomic status, first-generation students, LGBTQ+ students, etc.). If selected to participate in the DURI, undergraduates are each awarded a $3,000 stipend to cover the cost of living during the program, and they are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to fund their original research. Visit the above link for further details.
Research Grants: Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF)
The Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund was created in 1996 to provide students funding for their projects and remains the main form of material support CAS offers undergraduates pursuing independent research projects. Applicants can receive up to $1,000 per grant for a Research Grant (either Individual or Team).
Applicants must be current first-years, sophomores, juniors, or first-term seniors in the College of Arts and Science.
Applications consist of a student submitted application and a letter of recommendation submitted by a applicants' research mentor. The online application includes three required tasks: 1) Personal Information Form, 2) Research Proposal, and 3) Recommendation Request.
First- and Second-Year Training (FAST) Grant: Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF)
The First- and Second-Year Training (FAST) Grant is part of the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund. Applicants can receive up to $500 for a FAST Grant.
Applications consist of a student submitted application and a letter of recommendation submitted by a applicants' research mentor. The online application includes three required tasks: 1) Personal Information Form, 2) Training Proposal, and 3) Recommendation Request.
Presidential Honors Scholars Program
The top ten percent of the entering first-year class in CAS is invited to join the Presidential Honors Scholars Program. CAS students may also apply for entry after they have matriculated, having demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to leadership and service.
Scholars participate in a Scholar Seminar in the first and second years that provides guidance and faculty mentoring focused on developing and building the skills needed for research at the honors level. Advanced Honors Seminars are also available in the second and third years.
Scholars apply for a grant from the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF). Grant recipients present their research findings at the CAS Undergraduate Research Conference, and have their abstracts published in Inquiry, the College’s annual journal for undergraduate research. Visit the above link for further details.
Women in Science (WINS)
A core group of undergraduate women, WINS Scholars, are selected after the first year based on high academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in research and a career in science. WINS aims to nurture the talents of WINS Scholars through an individualized program of study, research, and mentoring. Our goal is to provide the foundation for lifelong success in professional and academic careers that involve research in anthropology, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, neural science, physics, or psychology.
WINS scholars meet regularly as a group, offer peer support to each other, meet with instructors and women scientists invited to address the group, and host events that enable them to meet eminent scientists from STEM fields. The faculty director of WINS acts to facilitate mentor relationships with women researchers at NYU. WINS scholars also raise awareness on campus of the enormous contribution women have made to the sciences. WINS scholars also benefit from annual scholarship funds.
Must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior in CAS;
WINS scholars are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 and actively participate in research;
In their senior year, each WINS scholar will be required to apply for a Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund grant and then to present their research findings at the Undergraduate Research Conference held every spring.
Marc and Ruti Bell Public Service Program
New York University invites current second- and third-year undergraduate students who plan to pursue a career that advances the public good to apply for the Marc and Ruti Bell Public Service Scholarship. This program seeks to enable students to pursue careers in the public service sector by providing them with increased financial freedom. The annual scholarships of up to $8,000 will be renewable until graduation.
Applicants will complete an online application and submit a Statement of Purpose that explains what factors and past experiences are motivating them to pursue public service. Applicants will also submit a resume and unofficial transcript and request a letter of recommendation. A committee from NYU undergraduate schools will review the applications and choose a pool of finalists. A review committee will interview the finalists and select the scholarship recipients. Up to 20 Bell Family Scholarships will be awarded annually.
Undergraduate Research Conference
The College takes seriously the role of research in the liberal arts education of undergraduates. Students regularly benefit from direct contact with our research faculty and are empowered and encouraged to conduct their own inquiries. All undergraduates at the University are invited to participate in and present their research at the College’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference. Research projects showcasing undergraduate work in the Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities are welcome. DURF recipients are required to present at the URC and must submit an application, though all NYU undergraduates are welcome to present. See above link for further details.
Chesler Prelaw Scholarship for CAS Juniors
The Chesler Scholarship seeks to identify and reward, and thereby foster, a different, yet equally valuable, potential: the ability, by virtue of a student’s individual character, to make an eventual, profound contribution to the quality of the rule of law.
CAS Juniors who wish to apply must meet specific criteria one of which is the intention to apply to law school upon graduation. See the above link for futher details.
Dean’s Opportunity Fund for Study Away
The Dean’s Opportunity Fund for Study Away (Academic Year) provides need-based financial assistance to CAS students who have been admitted to study away at one of NYU’s global academic centers during the academic year, and who would be giving up a current on or off campus job. The fund helps to replace loss of income, up to $2000; students will need to provide proof of employment.
Rudin Internship Scholarship
The May and Samuel Rudin Memorial Internship Scholarship is a stipend of up to $1,000. It is intended partially to free students from outside job commitments for the semester in which they are registered for a CAS internship. A description of your internship project is required along with letters of recommendation from both your internship and faculty supervisor. Visit the above link for further details.
Dean’s Opportunity Fund for Graduate School Applications
The Dean’s Opportunity Fund for Graduate School Application provides need-based financial assistance to CAS students planning to pursue a terminal degree (PhD, MD, JD, MSW, MFA). Students are able to receive up to $500 for application related expenses (e.g., GRE and other exams; program application fees; travel expenses associated with admissions interviews; fees for LSAC, AMCAS, AACOMAS).
Must be a CAS student pursuing admission to outstanding terminal degree program and demonstrated financial need. Visit the above link for further details.