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Dean's Award For Summer Research

The Dean’s Award for Summer Research was created to encourage advanced Gallatin undergraduates to pursue an original research or creative project related to their concentration.

The Dean’s Award for Summer Research provides a stipend of $2500 to support projects carried out over the summer months. Applicants must be rising or current juniors with at least one semester remaining at NYU at the time of application. In accepting a grant, the student agrees to the following:

  • Attend mandatory orientation meetings in the spring and fall semesters
  • Maintain and contribute four or more blog posts over the course of their project
  • Write a scholarly paper on their research to be submitted in September
  • Present their research at a Gallatin student conference during the upcoming fall semester


Deadline for Proposals

March 1st, 2016


All Gallatin undergraduates entering or in their junior year (and who have at least one semester remaining at Gallatin) at the time of application are eligible. In credit terms, eligible students have earned a minimum of 48 credits and will graduate no sooner than January 2017.


Up to $2,500


Project Timetables

To begin no sooner than May 2016. Grants are intended to support research conducted during the summer months and should end before September. Students are required to submit a report detailing the results of their research and how this financial support assisted the project’s development by September 1st, 2016.

If you have questions please email Rae Georges in the Gallatin Office of Academic and Student Affairs at Please include Dean’s Award for Summer Research in the subject line.

Student Information


Project Mentor

Project mentor must be a full time Gallatin faculty member. This person must also write your recommendation and submit it by the application deadline.

Recommendations and applications have the same deadline. Applications with late or missing recommendations will not be considered.

Projected Expenses

Please list the expenses associated with your project, or attach this information on a separate page.

Project Description