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Horn Family Fund for Environmental Research


The Horn Family Fund for Environmental Studies supports projects related to environmentalism, environmental studies, environmental activism and events to improve the environment inside NYU, throughout the city, and around the world. Awards from the Horn Fund shall provide resources (up to $4000) to students to support independent research, conference attendance, field work, overseas projects, and other needs of students focusing on environmental studies.

Selected recipients of various Gallatin research awards may be invited to pariticipate in a summer research cohort to help them build research skills and to guide them through the development and implementation of an original research project. Students in this cohort may go on to present their projects at the annual Gallatin Student Research Conference.


All Gallatin graduate and undergraduate students (excluding students in their final semester) are invited to submit proposals to request support from the Horn Fund. Projects can be renewed for a second year contingent upon successful completion and review of the project during its first year. All applicants who have previously received a Dean’s Award and have failed to complete its requirements will not be considered for another award.


Projects must begin no sooner than the semester following the one in which you apply. Funds will not be disbursed until after the semester in which you apply. Students must complete projects within 12 months of receiving the award or prior to graduation, whichever comes sooner.


November 1st and April 1st.

Application Requirements

  • Concentration: Describe your concentration and explain how this award/fellowship may contribute to your concentration's development.
  • Project Proposal: Give a detailed description of your project. Include your project goal(s), a brief demonstration of your knowledge related to the field of study, a description of your research methods or artistic process, and your project outcome (i.e., an essay intended for publication, a work of art, etc.).
  • Budget: provide an itemized account of your expenses associated with this project. If the total cost of the project is above the award amount, be able to explain how you will procure the additional funding to complete the project.
  • Resume
  • Recommendation