Grants, fellowships, and scholarships can help you enjoy incredible learning experiences that will allow you to expand your academic work and artistic practice. As you research the opportunities available to you at Gallatin, be sure to consider all of the available options, reflect on your goals, and think about how certain awards may help you achieve them, and organize your time well so that you can put together a strong application.
The following steps can help you prepare to apply for research awards and fellowships:
Most awards require some combination of of the following components:
Strong applications should make clear to the committee that:
Proofread your proposal before submitting it. Do not leave proofreading until the last minute. Build in time to proofread your work and to have it proofread by others. Know that it is sometimes difficult to see your own mistakes. Ask a trusted friend or family member to read and review your text after you have a final draft. Make every effort to avoid grammatical errors. If you are having trouble with your writing or need another perspective on your draft, visit the Writing Center.
Over the course of your academic and professional career, you may need to request that letters of recommendation be written on your behalf. Please keep the following guidelines in mind. Read the recommendation requirements carefully. Know that whomever you ask to write a recommendation for you has the right to turn you down for any reason. Think about other recommenders who may work. Be sure to give yourself ample time should you need to find an alternative.
Recommendation Letters should come from a Gallatin or NYU faculty member who can speak to your ability to complete your research project. Exception: If you are working on or have worked on research or similar work with someone outside of NYU, then they can also write your letter.
When finding an appropriate recommendation writer, ask yourself the following questions:
Letters of recommendation may be requested in person or via email. If possible, make the request in person during office hours and then follow-up with an email. If the potential writer cannot be reached in person, then send a clear and concise email that includes:
Late or missing recommendation letters can affect the committee's decision on your application. To ensure that everything is received on time, consider the following: