Frequently Asked Questions

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Where do I apply?

Visiting students apply through the Leadership Alliance application portal here (deadline: Feb 1, 2018). NYU students apply through the Center’s webpage (deadline: Feb. 12, 2018).

How long is the program?

The program takes place over nine weeks from June through August. The 2018 program will be from June 3 through August 4.

How many students are in the program?

Program size varies year-to-year but the cohort is small in size (under 15 students). Meet our previous student scholars here.

What can I research?

This program specifically supports students interested in the humanities and art disciplines, including but not limited to history, art history, music, philosophy, cultural studies, literary and language studies, religious studies, drama and performance studies, cinema studies, and gender studies.

How is this program different from other research programs?

Our program allows students to conduct their own research in the humanities. The NYU Center for the Humanities introduces students to the joys of conducting humanistic research with major scholars in their disciplines. NYU is known for its commitment to interdisciplinary research, and we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration and cross-topic exploration.

Additionally, NYU is located in one of the most vibrant areas of New York City, and you will be living and conducting your research right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the Village.

Who will be my faculty mentor? Can I request a specific mentor?

Every student will be paired with a faculty mentor according to availability and relevant fields of interest. You will learn more about your mentor when you’re accepted to the program.

What costs does the program cover?

Transportation between your home institution or home address and NYU on the program start and end dates are covered. The program also provides housing for the nine-week period.

You will also receive a stipend which is intended for food and living costs, though many of weekly program events provide meals. We are located in an area with a range of good, inexpensive food from all cultures, and there are several major grocery stores nearby.

Where will I be living?

You will be living in one of NYU’s residence halls near campus. NYU’s campus is centered around Washington Square Park and near Union Square, which hosts many shops, grocery stores, theaters, and major subway lines.

What facilities will I have access to?

You will have access to many of the facilities at NYU, including access to the University’s gyms, main library, printers, and computer labs. Note that facilities’ summer hours may differ from the academic year.

Will I have a place to work?

There are many workspaces accessible across campus, including in your residence hall and the main NYU library, Bobst.

Can I work on another project or have a job while I am in the program?

We expect you to dedicate your time with us to your humanities project and the program. Outside employment is not allowed.

What types of activities will I be doing?

The hallmarks of the program are the completion of your research project, connecting with your faculty mentor and other students, and preparing for your end-of-summer presentation.

You will also be required to attend weekly luncheons, research workshops, career development workshops, and a GRE prep course. Outside of your projects, we also host group cultural outings across the City.

How closely will you work with other student research groups in the area?

Each program runs independently, however we coordinate events with students participating in other NYU summer research programs, as well as opportunities to meet other LAMI students.