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Research and Creative Project Award

Student Funding, Grants, and Honors

The Student Research and Creative Project Grant are 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

  1. 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
  2. Submit your current CV or resume (1-2 pages)
  3. Submit a letter of support and commitment from your faculty mentor indicating their willingness to work with you in the completion of your work and whether your proposed project will need approval from UCAIHS. (Your faculty mentor must be an NYU Steinhardt full-time faculty member).

Applications are due by June 19.

Awards will be announced by July 31.

Funds will be disbursed by September 1.

Restrictions

Awards may not exceed 12 months without prior approval from the Steinhardt Office of Academic 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 Academic 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 January 15th and a final progress report no later than September 1st. Additionally, we may ask recipients of Steinhardt’s Grants for Student Research and Creative Projects to present findings at a Steinhardt research forum

Review Procedures

A review committee, composed of a cross-section of faculty, will consider and review all proposals, identifying those they believe to be most meritorious using standard review processes.