Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Audience: Members of the classes of 2018 and 2019 are eligible to apply, as long as they have not yet begun graduate studies. International students may apply as long as they are eligible to work in the USA for a full year following graduation.

Deadline: NYU Internal Deadline – November 12 at 5:00 pm

Award: The monthly salary is $3,291.67 (equivalent to $39,500 annually) subject to federal, state and local taxes. A generous benefits package is provided, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation leave. Gaither Junior Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements.

Description: The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program provides a year-long fellowship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Junior Fellows are assigned to work with Carnegie’s experts on projects relating to the current work of the foundation. Please pay close attention to the project details found in the application. Please check the Gaither Junior Fellows webpage for complete application details.

Goldwater Scholarship

Audience: Sophomore or junior students at the time of application

Deadline: NYU Internal Deadline – November 12 at 5:00 pm. Students need to submit a whole application (available for download at the Goldwater website) to the Office of Global Awards by November 12th at 5:00 p.m. Note that this includes a pdf of the online application form, additional essay, current college transcript, and three letters of recommendation.)

Award: Awards up to $7,500 for the remaining undergraduate year(s) of study.

Description: The Goldwater Scholarships award funding for undergraduate study leading to research careers in mathematics, natural science or engineering. Please see the Goldwater website for information about what areas of study are supported. If you look over the list of past Goldwater scholars, you’ll see that the foundation notes undergraduate majors and career objectives. They also have very specific advice for students who plan to study medicine: “Students who plan to study medicine are eligible for a Goldwater Scholarship only if they plan a research career rather than a career as a practicing physician with emphasis on the clinical practice of medicine and patient care.”

Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights

“Human rights” has emerged as a prominent concept for justice among scholars, activists, politicians, aid workers, and NGO officials. It has wide use and powerful reach and yet remains contested and fluid. What opportunities does the invocation of “human rights” enable, and what does it constrain? How do we understand the intellectual genealogy of human rights? Is human rights a terrain of resistance, or is it the new orthodoxy? Does the existence of widespread injustice prove that human-rights-based social change efforts are ineffectual, or does it prove that such efforts need to be expanded and empowered? The Gallatin Human Rights Initiative seeks to catalyze critical reflection and engagement with these and related questions.

The Gallatin Global Fellowship in Human Rights is a year-long program that supports selected NYU students with up to $5,000 in funding to focus on these issues while working with human rights organizations. Fellows pursue extended projects and internships (including research and report writing) for the host organization during the summer. The fellowship aims to allow students to contribute to the host organizations’ work while gaining experience in the human rights field in ways that complement their academic trajectory at NYU.

See below for eligibility and application requirements. Also see application FAQs and learn more about past Fellows’ summer projects through their blog site and annual symposium presentations.

APPLICATION DEADLINE, 2018-19: November 1, 2018, 11:59 pm

The following events are highly recommended for prospective applicants. All are held in The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, Gallatin Building (1 Washington Place).

Fall 2018 Information Sessions

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 12:30 – 1:30

Fall 2018 Human Rights Symposium

  • Tuesday, Oct. 16, 5:00 – 8:00
    See the 2018 fellows present their projects