Global Awards & Fellowships

Global awards are competitive, merit-based external scholarships and fellowships that allow motivated students to pursue advanced research, service or leadership goals. Through one-on-one advising, students identify opportunities of interest, prepare applications, undergo intensive training and apply for some of the world's most competitive postgraduate opportunities. Over the past two years, students have taken on social, political and environmental challenges at Schwarzman Scholars, worked in finance in Mongolia with Princeton in Asia, organized for Shanghai's historical memory with the Humanity in Action Fellowships, received funding for graduate study in China with a Boren Fellowship, and reached the final rounds in global competitions including the Rhodes and Gates Cambridge scholarships. Ready to start your journey?

Global Awards & Fellowship News



Established in September 2015, the Office of Global Awards at NYU Shanghai helps high-achieving, self-directed undergraduates navigate applications for major international fellowships, scholarships, and awards. Alongside faculty mentors, career advisors, and peers, students are challenged to articulate their own narrative, expertise and goals. The Office of Global Awards views the pursuit of advanced research, study, and teaching as an exceptional platform for personal and professional engagement with the world.


We are guided by reciprocal values of integrity, merit, and authenticity. We aim for fairness and transparency in our endorsement of candidates, and we demand intellectual honesty, generosity, and curiosity from our students in return. Embracing the diversity of NYU Shanghai, we seek to promote funding opportunities open to a wide range of nationalities and disciplines.


Global Awards hosts information sessions and technical workshops, hold one-on-one advising sessions, and coordinate NYU Shanghai’s internal nominations for awards that require university endorsement. Alumni are encouraged to contact Anna Kendrick for advising and nomination to competitions. We welcome alumni applicants.

What Next?

Browse some of the scholarships and fellowships that NYU advises on or administers and begin to conduct your own research beyond these lists.


Thinking of applying for a postgraduate fellowship this year or next? Email for an up-to-date advising pack with 2018 deadlines, resources, and advice.


To make an appointment for Global Awards advising at any point during your NYU Shanghai career, please contact:

Anna Kathryn Kendrick, PhD

Director of Global Awards