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?



Established in September 2015, the Office of Global Awards advises highly-motivated undergraduates as they apply for major academic fellowships, scholarships, and awards. With the support of faculty mentors, students are challenged to articulate their personal narrative and create pathways toward local and global impact.


Embracing the diversity of NYU Shanghai, we promote opportunities for all nationalities and disciplines. We are guided by values of merit, integrity and authenticity, and students are expected to bring intellectual honesty, ambition and curiosity to the advising process.


Global Awards hosts information sessions and technical workshops, holds one-on-one advising sessions, and coordinates NYU Shanghai’s internal nominations for awards that require university endorsement. Alumni applications are encouraged.

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.


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