Office of Research and Doctoral Studies

Student Research

Human Subjects

All Steinhardt students initiating a UCAIHS (University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects) application for any research study are required to follow the internal clearance process.

Clearance Process for Submission of Applications to the UCAIHS by Steinhardt Students

Funding and Mentoring Program for Full-Time PhD Students

The Steinhardt School offers all full-time PhD students who matriculate in September 2010 or later a complete funding and mentoring program. All students offered admission to our PhD programs are awarded a full funding package and are assigned to a faculty mentor. There is no special application required.

Research Grant Opportunities for Doctoral Students

Mitchell Leaska Dissertation Research Award
The Mitchell Leaska Dissertation Award honors the memory of Mitchell Leaska who was Professor of English at the Steinhardt School for more than 40 years. This fund awards $5,000 non-renewable stipends to help students in financial need complete their doctoral dissertations. Awards are available to students whose doctoral programs are in mathematics education, science education or doctoral programs in applied psychology (counseling, developmental, PSI), educational sociology, or social studies education.

Steinhardt Doctoral Dissertation Grant
The Doctoral Dissertation Grant competition provides support up to $1,000 for the completion of the dissertation. Doctoral candidates with approved dissertation proposals, and in good academic standing, are invited to apply for the grant to support data collection directly related to their dissertation work. Proposals will be judged on the basis of their scientific merit and feasibility.
(2013 Doctoral Dissertation Award Abstracts)

Steinhardt Doctoral Student Travel Funds
The Steinhardt Doctoral Student Travel Fund provides a maximum of $500.00 for expenses associated with presenting papers at scholarly and professional conferences. Reimbursement is limited to expenses for travel, food, lodging, and conference fees. Steinhardt doctoral students who meet the criteria outlined below are encouraged to apply for funds by filling out and returning the required application to the Office of Research and Doctoral Studies in accordance with the following deadlines:

Spring semester: February 1
Summer semester: May 1 *
Fall semester: October 1

* Please note that funds are distributed as they are available. Due unusually high demand for this award, remaining funds for academic year 2013-2014 are extremely limited. 

Steinhardt Doctoral Fellowship Proposal Summer Development Award

The goal of the program is to support doctoral students in the development and writing of a fellowship or grant proposal, which will be submitted to external funding sources in the next academic year. 

Proposals will be judged on the basis of their scientific merit and fit with the selected external funding source. The students must be enrolled in a doctoral program at New York University’s Steinhardt School. Preference may be given to proposals to external agencies that are underway and for which feasibility is demonstrated. 

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Student Grants

External Funding Guide for Doctoral Students

Internal Research Grant Opportunities for Undergraduate and Master's Students

Steinhardt Undergraduate and Master's Students Research/Creative Project Awards

Outstanding undergraduate or master’s Students at NYU Steinhardt are invited to apply for the Steinhardt Undergraduate and Master’s Student Research/Creative Project Award. Students may be awarded up to $500 to conduct a research study or creative project under the supervision of a faculty member. The proposed research or project must be conducted within the time specified, and adhere to guidelines established by the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects. Award recipients are expected to submit a written report of no more than 5 pages by July 1 of the year following the award. The report should include a summary of the work undertaken, products created, and how the funds were used.
See 2013 Research/Creative Project Award Abstracts.