Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at New York University in USA, 2018

The New York University is inviting applications for Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The fellowship program is open to all areas of study at the University.

The NYU Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports promising scholars and educators from diverse backgrounds whose life experience and research experience will contribute significantly to academic excellence at NYU.

Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities. From a student body of 158 during NYU’s very first semester, enrollment has grown to more than 50,000 students at three degree-granting campuses in New York City, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, and at study away sites in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. Today, students come from every state in the union and from 133 foreign countries.

Scholarship Description:

Application Deadline: December 11, 2017
Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
Study Subject: This program offers postdoctoral research fellowships in all fields, coupled with faculty mentoring, professional development, and academic networking opportunities.
Scholarship Award: Fellows will be appointed as “Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow” and will receive a $42,000 nine-month salary; an annual housing allowance ($20,000); a research allowance ($2,000); and reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $3,000). Such compensation will be subject to appropriate taxation. The University also provides a benefits package, including medical and dental coverage.
Number of Scholarships: NYU will award up to six in-residence fellowships in 2018.
Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

The fellowship program is open to all areas of study at the University. Individuals who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Individuals who have completed their dissertation within the last three years or who will have completed their dissertation by September 1, 2018; or
  • Professionals transitioning to academic careers (for those in field for which the doctorate is not the terminal degree)

NYU does not sponsor visa application for this Fellowship. Fellowship recipients must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States.

Priority is given to candidates who do not currently hold postdoctoral fellowships or traineeships. As part of its selection process, our selection committee looks for evidence of superior scholarly achievement (honours, awards, and publications), commitment to teaching and research in institutions that value diversity, a clear mentorship plan, and a promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers.

Eligible Countries:

International applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

College Admission Requirement:

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a previous year degree.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must meet the universities’ English Language Requirements.

Scholarship Award:

Fellows will be appointed as “Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow” and will receive a $42,000 nine-month salary; an annual housing allowance ($20,000); a research allowance ($2,000); and reimbursement for one-time relocation fees (up to $3,000). Such compensation will be subject to appropriate taxation. The University also provides a benefits package, including medical and dental coverage.

How to Apply: All materials, including letters of nomination, must be received by December 11th, 2017.

Required application materials include (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a statement of research and goals; (3) a personal statement detailing reasons for applying for the fellowship; (4) mentorship plan developed jointly with the proposed mentor (see below); (5) three letters of nomination (with one of those letters to come from the proposed mentor at NYU); and (6) one of the following: A dissertation abstract (postdoctoral applicants); or a statement of how your professional experience prepares you for a faculty position (professionals). Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to research NYU website and reach out to specific faculty members at NYU who might serve as strong mentors prior to completing the application. The mentorship plan should be developed jointly with the proposed mentor. The mentorship plan could include:

a) opportunity for training afforded by the mentor,
b) expectations for scholarly work to be completed with the mentor’s feedback or support,
c) opportunities that the mentor may be able to provide to expand the Fellow’s professional network, and
d) a timeline for implementation of the Fellow’s proposed goals or plan.

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