National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Education Research

The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. This fellowship is non-residential, and applications from all disciplines are encouraged. Up to 30 NAEd/Spencer Fellowships will be awarded.

Deadline: November 2, 2017

Award: Fellows will receive $70,000 for one academic year of research, OR $35,000 for each of two contiguous years, working halftime.

Freeman-ASIA Awards for Undergraduate Study in East and Southeast Asia

The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce that the competition for the Freeman-ASIA Awards for Undergraduate Study in East and Southeast Asia for Spring 2018 / Calendar Year 2018 is now open. Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia (Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam). For full eligibility criteria, more information, and the online application, please visit the Freeman-ASIA website at:

Deadline: October 18, 2017, at 5:00 pm EST

Award: Freeman-ASIA offers scholarships of up to $7,000 to assist with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

The DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) provides scholarships for students 1) to study or conduct research; 2) to study in Germany during their senior year; 3) to improve existing German language skills or to attend university courses in German; 4) and to do an internship in the fields of science and engineering in Germany. The Study Scholarship is only offered for a full master’s degree program at a German university or for study at a German university as part of a postgraduate or Master’s degree program completed in the home country. Research Grants are awarded to candidates who have completed a Master’s degree/Diploma or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research, or PostDocs, or to individuals wishing to earn a doctoral degree in Germany. NYU’s internal deadline is October 13th for both of these applications. For further undergraduate opportunities and the specifications of the scholarships, please visit the DAAD’s website.

Deadline: NYU’s internal deadline is October 13

Award: Varies

Obama Foundation Fellowship

The Obama Foundation is a non-partisan, non-political entity. The Obama Foundation Fellowship program seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation. Our two-year, non-residential Fellowship will offer hands-on training, resources, and leadership development. Fellows will also participate in four multi-day gatherings where they will collaborate with each other, connect with potential partners, and collectively push their work forward. Throughout the program, each Fellow will pursue a personalized plan to leverage Fellowship resources to take their work to the next level. Learn more here.

Deadline: Friday, October 6th at 6:00 p.m. CT

Award: The Foundation will cover transportation and accommodation for the in-person convening. While we can provide support in procuring visas, Fellows will be responsible for covering any visa costs.

Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation Fellowship

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans supports immigrants or children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate studies in the United States. Each fellowship supports two years of graduate study in any field and in any degree-granting program in the United States. The Fellowship program seeks students who have demonstrated creativity, originality, and initiative in one or more aspects of their lives. Learn more here.

**The October 1 campus deadline is a courtesy deadline for applicants who wish to receive advisement from the Office of Global Awards on their Soros applications. Nomination is technically not required, although the high level of competition here makes advisement useful.

Deadline: NYU deadline: October 1, 2017; Final deadline: November 1, 2017

Award: Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support, as well as 50% of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years. The first year of Fellowship funding cannot be deferred.

National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research

The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field.

Deadline: October 5, 2017
Award: $27,500

Gilman Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is pleased to announce that the online application system is open for students participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs and international internships during the spring 2018 and summer 2018 terms. The Gilman International Scholarship Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and is supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The Gilman Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not consider these unique and valuable opportunities due to financial constraints.

For more information, please visit For more details about applying through NYU, please email

Deadline: Spring 2018 applications and Summer 2018 early applications are both due Tuesday, October 3, 2017 by 11:59pm (central).

Award: The Gilman Scholarship Program offers grants of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate students of high financial need participating in credit-bearing study abroad programs or international internships.  Students studying a critical need language could be eligible to receive a grant of up to $8,000.

FRN Domestic Exchange Program (HBCU’s, HSI’s) Information Session 9/26 at 4:00pm

The NYU Faculty Resource Network (FRN) has established an outstanding student exchange program for the Spring 2018 semester between New York University and highly reputable Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Hispanic Serving Institutions including: Morehouse College; Spelman College; the University of Puerto Rico; and the University of the Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico; and Xavier University of Louisiana.

This unique exchange is offered during the spring semester to sophomores and juniors. Students accepted into the program reside in on-campus housing facilities and participate in honors program activities. NYU students can satisfy major and other degree requirements during the exchange.

Participants have the potential to benefit from the following opportunities:

  • Expand your personal and professional network through a diversified experience in the South or Caribbean
  • Build your academic repertoire within a unique cultural context
  • Access to faculty in your field of interest and intimate classroom settings
  • Direct contact with Senior Administration
  • Cost effective room and board

We will have an information session on Tuesday September 26th from 4:00pm-5:00pm at in the Silver Center (100 Washington Square) Room 907.  Come hear from students who participated in the program last semester!

Attached you will find the flyer and a brief-summary of participating institutions.

Click here for the link to the application. The priority deadline for Spelman College is October 1, 2017.  Priority deadline for all other partner colleges/universities is October 18.

Please contact Fatiah Touray at with questions.  This program is open to students in all schools across NYU!

NYU Leadership Week 2017 Creating Community: The Power of Us.

Mark your calendars for NYU Leadership Week from September 25th to September 28th! This year’s theme, Creating Community: The Power of Uswill offer a weeklong series of activities exploring how to find, build, and contribute to the communities we call home. Get ready to hear from all-star speakers, participate in experiential workshops, grab giveaways, and take your leadership to the next level.

The week kicks off with The Power of Us:







Organizing Change, featuring Harvard Public Policy senior lecturer and legendary community organizer Marshall Ganz. Melody Barnes, Former Director of White House Domestic Policy Council under President Barack Obama, will interview Marshall Ganz in a conversation about how to inspire and mobilize communities to utilize resources and create long term change.

Throughout the week,  there are events that offer the chance to explore community and hone your leadership skills, including:

Participants will discover how to find their place within a global network university, build meaningful relationships and networks, and collectively take bold action for positive change. Check out the full schedule of events here!

Space is limited! To RSVP, please visit

Join the conversation: @nyuleads #nyuleadershipweek

Public Speaking Workshop for Undergraduates – October 5, 2017

Join Ivan Makar, Senior Advisor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, for a hands-on workshop on public speaking. Whether you have a big presentation coming or want to take away the fear factor of speaking in class, this workshop will teach you to organize your thoughts and make crystal clear points. This workshop will also include a focus on tips and strategies for non-native speakers of English.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, in the Pless Hall 3rd Floor Lounge. Lunch will be from 12:00 pm-12:30 pm and workshop from 12:30-1:45 pm.

Space is limited. To attend, please RSVP here. We look forward to seeing you there!