The Deans' Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF) awards funding to undergraduates at NYU Shanghai for summer research in any field of study. The DURF broadly defines research as scholarly or artistic activities that lead to the production of new knowledge; to increased problem solving capabilities, including design and analysis; to original, critical or historical theory and interpretation; or to the production of art or artistic performance. Students interested in any form of research may apply. Students may apply to do a project independently or work with other students on a group project. There should be no more than four students per group.
Each selected student (regardless of whether they are working on their own or in a group) will individually receive a 7,000 RMB stipend, disbursed in two allotments. 3,500 RMB will be provided at the beginning of the approved project period and the remaining 3,500 RMB will be provided after successful submission of the project evaluation. The funding is subject to all applicable taxes and does not affect financial aid.
There is an additional opportunity to apply for funding of a Project Budget to cover specific materials, supplies, and travel related to the project. Individual projects can apply for Project Budget funding of up to 3,500 RMB. Group projects can apply for Project Budget funding of up to 7,000 RMB.
NYU Shanghai students are eligible to apply if they satisfy all of the below requirements:
♦ Will not be graduating in May 2020.
♦ Have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.
♦ Have secured a Faculty Mentor in the NYU Global Network to supervise the project. Faculty Mentors can mentor no more than two DURF projects, and no more than four DURF students during the summer. Please note that Teaching Assistants, Resident Research Fellows, and Post-Doctoral Fellows may not serve as DURF Faculty Mentors.
♦ Will not receive any other funding for the DURF project. If you accept other funding after you receive the DURF award, you will need to return your DURF funding.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020 11:59 PM Shanghai time
There are two components to the application:
♦ Ask your Faculty Mentor to fill out this Endorsement Form by March 31, 2020. We strongly recommend that you work with your Faculty Mentor on your proposal and meet with your Mentor to get feedback before submitting the final proposal.
♦ Fill out the Student Application Form by March 31, 2020. You will be asked to upload your transcript and proposal in the form. Most students should submit Type I proposals. For students who wish to work in the Arts and Creative Humanities, Type II proposals are most appropriate. See detailed guidelines for Type 1 and Type II proposals below. If working in a group, each group member must submit a separate application form.
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