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Research and Creative Project Award

The Student Research and Creative Project Grant is open to all Steinhardt undergraduate and master's students. Students may receive up to $1,000 to conduct a research study or creative project under the supervision of a faculty mentor. The proposed project may be conducted as an independent study or to satisfy a capstone course requirement, such as an undergraduate honors thesis or a master’s final capstone project.

Criteria for evaluation

  1. The extent to which the work will lead to the development of scholarly, creative or professional work
  2. Innovation in approach
  3. Well-specified plan
  4. Feasibility of completion within the time specified

Eligibility

  1. Open to all Steinhardt undergraduate and master’s degree students.
  2. The proposed project may be conducted as an independent study or to satisfy a capstone course requirement, such as an undergraduate honors thesis or a master’s final capstone project.

How to Apply

Complete the online application, including: 

  • an abstract not longer than 250 words, which will be published if you’re awarded, and your research or creative project plan
  • current CV or resume (1-2 pages)
  • a letter of support and commitment from your faculty mentor indicating their willingness to work with you in the completion of your work
  • indicating whether your proposed project will need approval from the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects (UCAIHS), which serves as NYU's Institutional Review Board (IRB). (Your faculty mentor must be an NYU Steinhardt full-time faculty member).

Applications are due by April 21, 2022.

Awards will be announced by May 5, 2022.

First disbursement by September 1, 2022.

Restrictions

Grants may not exceed 12 months without prior approval from the Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs.

Students may only receive this award one time during their current degree program.

Proposed projects involving human subjects must adhere to guidelines established by the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects (UCAIHS). Awardees must provide the Office of Student Affairs with UCAIHS Approval prior to disbursement of funds.

If awarded, all recipients must provide a one-page mid-year progress report no later than February 17, 2023, and a final progress report no later than May 8, 2023. Additionally, recipients of Steinhardt’s grant for Student Research and Creative Projects must present at the annual Research and Scholarship Showcase, which takes place in April each year.

Review Procedures

A review committee, composed of a cross-section of faculty and administrators, will consider and review all proposals, identifying those they believe to be most meritorious using standard review processes.  If you have any questions about the grant, please contact Nija M. Leocadio, nija.leocadio@nyu.edu.