Current Initiatives

Fund for Inclusion and Innovation

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Inclusion and Equity (OIE) have partnered with the Vice Chancellor’s Office to launch the Fund for Inclusion and Innovation at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). This fund provides grants and resources to faculty and academic divisions to fund research projects, programs, and events that work toward addressing histories, legacies, and present-day realities of colonialism and the oppression of historically marginalized communities. Further information and eligibility to apply is open to, and accessible by NYUAD community members only.

Tailored Awareness Sessions and Workshops

We work closely with divisions and units to provide tailored programming and workshops on a variety of topics that reflect their unique needs. More information can be found on the Learning Opportunities and Education page.

Inclusion Partners

Developing internal capacity of NYUAD so every unit and division has the tools and access to the important updates in the rapidly changing inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and access/accessibility (IDBEA) landscape. 

Capacity Building

Supporting staff, faculty, and students by upskilling and improving their understanding and growing in their ability to engage with difference which is of high value in one of the most diverse higher education institutions anywhere. This includes using tools such as the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

Speaker Series 

Developing and curating speaker series that are relevant and resonate with the interests and diverse makeup of our community on both a regional and global level. These discussions are often followed by a series of informal dialogues, allowing for a healthy exchange or reflections and increasing a sense of inclusion and belonging on our campus.

Research Fellowship Programs

Various research development programs aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students seeking to leverage their significant research activities and to contribute to the growth and development of the research infrastructure around inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and accessibility (IDBEA) across NYU’s global network of campuses and research centers. More information can be found on the Post-graduation Research Fellowships page.

Al Berwaz Newsletter

The OIE issues the Al Berwaz bi-weekly newsletter that promotes IDBEA programs and initiatives available for NYUAD community members. Past issues can be found on the intranet and student portal (please note, these pages are only accessible to the NYUAD Community).