Undergraduate Research Symposium and Conferences

Conferences at NYU Shanghai
Undergraduate Research Symposium

Undergraduate Research Symposium is the university-wide celebration of undergraduate research showcased the work of Major Honors students, as well as projects undertaken for Capstones, independent study courses, and the Deans’ Undergraduate Research Fund (DURF). Please see more details about the Undergraduate Research Symposium HERE.

External Conferences
Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford (FACES)

FACES is an international organization based at Stanford University, with four regional chapters in China and a global network of over 850 professionals, scholars, innovators, and leaders shaping their respective fields in the U.S. and China. FACES is now accepting delegate applications for its flagship event, the FACES Annual Summit. 

Details of the Summit include:
  • Five-day conference at Stanford and Peking Universities
  • Forty exceptional student scholars selected from across the globe, with interests spanning business, politics, humanities, and engineering
  • Fall session at Stanford takes place October 3-7; the spring session is held in late March
  • All food, accommodation, and program expenses paid. Participants are responsible for other expenses including flight and visa costs. There is no registration or participation fee for the program.
Past speakers include:
  • George H. W. Bush, Former U.S. President
  • Yang Jiechi, Former Chinese Foreign Minister
  • Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State
  • Sidney Rittenberg, Former personal translator to Mao Zedong
  • Hans Tung, Forbes Midas Lister, Managing Partner of GGV
  • Alex Stamos, Former Chief Security Officer of Facebook


Please check the 2018 Summit Report here. Applications to attend the 2019-20 FACES Annual Summit will close June 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST. Please reach out to recruitment.faces@gmail.com with any questions about FACES or the application process. You can also visit the FACES website at faces.stanford.edu for more information about the FACES organization and the Annual Summit.

Conference Funding
Presentation at Academic Conference (PAC) Grant

Conferences are the building blocks of academic life, giving students and academics a space to try out new ideas, present ongoing research, and meet colleagues in your area of study and across related fields.


The Presentation at Academic Conference (PAC) grant awards limited funding for approved undergraduates at NYU Shanghai who have been selected to present at an academic conference related to their area of study. The purpose of these grants is to encourage and assist student presentations at academic conferences related to his/her goals by offsetting some of the required costs of travel and lodging.


Any one student may receive only one travel award per academic year. The award is not guaranteed, may not cover the full cost, and requests are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Students presenting as a group must apply as individuals, and it is possible not all members of a group will receive a grant.  All grant recipients are required to present their research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium at the end of the academic year.


Students apply for the award by submitting the items below to their Academic Advisor.  Applications received by the 15th of a month will know the outcome of their request by the 1st of the next month.


  • A budget indicating the amount of funding requested and specific expenses the grant would cover, if awarded.
  • A letter of intent, no more than 500 words, explaining why this conference will benefit your academic and/or professional objectives.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A document confirming your acceptance to present at the conference.
  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member or advisor attesting to the quality of your work and the benefit of attending the conference.