Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Science, who are in good academic standing, and who will remain active students throughout the summer of 2019 (i.e., must not be graduating May 2019). The DURI encourages diversity to achieve its objective: preparing young scholars from underrepresented or underserved populations for graduate education and/or a career in research; the Research Incubator is not exclusionary based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Eligible applicants must be able meet in person with their graduate mentors each week of this scheduled program; there will be no exceptions. Applicants must be available to attend all on-campus program classes, academic focus sessions, meetings, and events from May 28 – July 19, 2019.
What are the expectations?
Selected undergraduates will conduct original research under the mentorship of a doctoral student from the Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Undergraduate researchers will meet with their mentor for 3.5 hours each week and submit weekly progress reports (both undergraduates and mentors must be in residence near NYU to meet in person each week of this scheduled program; there will be no exceptions). Undergraduates will also attend classes, academic workshops, social events, and other engagements arranged specifically for the Research Incubator.
Mentors will supervise and assist each student’s preparation for - and participation in - the Summer Student Research Conference, to be held from 9 am – 6 pm on July 19, 2019 at NYU’s Kimmel Center.
When does the duri program start?
Here are some important deadlines and dates.
Can I have a job or take classes during the duration of the program?
Past DURI students have either had a job or taken a class. We do not preclude you from doing so, but we expect that you will schedule your class and your work obligations around the DURI schedule.
Will conducting research in the program cost me anything?
No. You will work with your mentor to apply for up to $1000 in grant funding to cover your research expenses.
What if the listed inquiries do not match my current major?
This is not a problem. We encourage you to explore topics that interest you most. Plenty of DURI alumni have conducted research projects outside of their field of study with great success.
What happens after the completion of the summer program?
You will work with your mentor and the program director to connect with faculty in Arts and Science to continue your research or to explore new research topics. We encourage DURI alumni to apply for research funding through the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund and to present research findings at the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Conference. The network you build during your time in the DURI -- both personally and professionally -- will help you foster academic connections throughout the remainder of your time at NYU and beyond. The program director is always available to you as a resource.
When will applicants hear back regarding acceptance into the program?
Undergraduate applicants will hear back by April 26, 2019.
Is there a financial award for acceptance into this program?
Selected undergraduates will receive a $3,000 stipend to defray the cost of living. Undergraduates, with supervision and guidance from their mentor, are encouraged to apply for up to $1,000 in research grant funding - from the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science - to cover costs associated with conducting original research.
Please email DURI@nyu.edu with any further questions.