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Faculty Development

Writing and Research Development Support for Faculty

The faculty at Steinhardt represent one of our greatest strengths and mechanisms for social change and education for the next generation of educators and practitioners.  We are therefore committed to professionally developing our faculty members, especially our junior faculty - making sure they take time to write and research. To that end, we host writing groups and offer opportunities to attend writing retreats for faculty to come together as a group to encourage each other and to learn from one another.  

Writing Groups

The Mindful Inclusion Writing Group is a Steinhardt-wide affinity group for diverse faculty, as well as faculty engaging in research on underrepresented communities and identities. We invite visiting, clinical, and tenure-track faculty to bring their choice of writing project for the session (i.e. academic writing, free-writing, and syllabi) towards the common goals of research, knowledge-sharing, focus, and community. Each two-hour session includes goal-sharing, mindful-focus, and timed-writing slots (90 minutes total), and lunch. Mindful Inclusion Writing Group Meetings are held from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Thursdays. For location information and lunch RSVP by calendar invite, please contact Isabelle Hazel.

Writing Retreats

To facilitate your research activity, the Office for Faculty Development and Diversity offers faculty the opportunity to attend a NYU Steinhardt Writing Retreat mentored session in the spring, summer, or fall. These sessions can be used to write papers and/or grant applications. Faculty selected will attend the retreat in groups of six over the course of two or three days at Easton's Nook, a writing location for scholars and writers. Easton's Nook will provide time and structured mentoring for individuals who attend. All lodging and meals to Easton's Nook will be provided as part of this Steinhardt opportunity. The retreat is located in the historic Forest Hill Community in Northern New Jersey (and near Branch Brook Park) and is an alcohol-free, adult-only environment. For more information about the next retreat, please email

Funding Opportunities

Steinhardt faculty have many funding opportunities available to them to support their research and efforts.

Teaching Awards

Information on NYU Steinhardt and NYU teaching awards.