Students should explore research assistantship opportunities with faculty. This can be a factor in the student's choice of thesis advisor. Teaching opportunities are also available to all graduate students.
Graduate School Support
In addition to the MacCracken Fellowship, the Graduate School offers a variety of support services for current graduate students seeking merit-based funding for short-term and long-term fellowship opportunities. These services include individualized fellowship advising, information sessions, grant writing workshops, and general application support. Various competitive awards for teaching and dissertation writing are also offered annually. Announcements are made in advance of application deadlines.
External Non-NYU Support
Agencies such as the National Science Foundation offer fellowship support and travel funds on a competitive basis. Students should actively search for opportunities. The Graduate School's Fellowships and Assistantships Page lists manys links to external awards.
Students accepted in to the four-year "MacCracken Program" are awarded an academic year stipend which may be provided through a combination of assistantships and fellowships, in proportions to be determined. The award also includes a full tuition scholarship, remission of registration and service fees, and full coverage of mandatory NYU student health insurance.
The Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) provides funds to graduate students in the humanities, social sciences and sciences for travel to professional meetings and conferences to present invited papers or posters. The Dean's Student Travel Grant Program provides a total of 225 awards each year, in the amount of $500 each, to help students defray the cost of presenting their scholarly work. The grant may be used for travel, lodging, and related expenses.
Diversity and Access Funding Programs
The Graduate School is dedicated to ensuring that its scholarly community is enriched by individuals who, through their various backgrounds and life experiences, contribute to an intellectually challenging and inclusive educational environment. Our priorities are to maximize opportunities for disadvantaged and first generation students and to provide students the opportunity to learn in and from an environment that reflects the demographic diversity of our society. To that end, the Graduate School encourages applications from individuals who come from diverse backgrounds and whose academic and research experience and plans will contribute significantly to diversity and academic excellence at the Graduate School.
In support of these objectives, the Graduate School offers a limited number of fellowship and scholarship opportunities on a competitive basis to talented students who apply for the fall term, are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who demonstrate a commitment to diversity that supports our goals.