Post-Graduation Research Fellowship

The Post-Graduation Research Fellowship at NYU Abu Dhabi is designed to support a select cohort of exceptional NYUAD graduating seniors with a demonstrated interest in academia, by providing a competitive opportunity for a prestigious one-year research fellowship at NYUAD. The research fellowship aims to retain outstanding academic talent within the region, and contribute to the growth and development of research in the UAE. It is an excellent opportunity for NYUAD senior students to explore research directions and graduate school possibilities.

Senior students who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to submit a research proposal, outlining details of their intended research project, including anticipated research activities, a timeline, and specific milestones. This must be supported by a cover letter detailing the student’s interest and enthusiasm for a career in academia, as well as a recommendation letter from the supervising faculty.

2021-2022 Post-Graduation Research Fellowship Recipients

NYU Abu Dhabi would like to congratulate the following NYUAD seniors, who were successful in securing a place in the Post-Graduation Research Fellowship Program. The positions allow Research Fellows to take part in a year of full-time intensive and independent research, from September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2022.

Student Name Faculty Supervisor Project
Nawal AlJaedi Olivia Cheung The Configuration Effect of Musical Notation Reading
Lubnah Ansari May Al-Dabbagh,
Surabhi Sharma
Love in the Time of Love-Jihad: Hindu-Muslim Marriages in India
Niccolò Acram Cappelletto Robert    Parthesius
Alia Yunis
What Goes into a Unesco Nomination? Alternative Heritage Practices in Eritrea and UAE
Keziah Johnson Olivia Cheung The Impact and Influence of Technology Supported Pedagogy in Higher Education: NYUAD Case Study
Katharina Klaunig Nancy Gleason Class Participation of First-Year Students at NYUAD
Kacper Lecki Andrea Macciò Impact of Wandering Black Holes on Galaxy Formation: Implementation of Gravitational Recoil in the Nihao Project
Vince Nguyen Heather Dewey-Hagborg,
Joerg Blumtritt
(funded by CITIES)
Interfacing Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors with Apple Watch: a Self-Quantified Approach to Raising Awareness of Air Pollution
Keshana Ratnasingham Nancy Gleason The Legacies of Exposure to In-Group Violence on Ethnic Reconciliation: Evidence from Sri Lanka
Oscar Sapkota Piergiorgio Percipalle The Role of Nuclear Myosin 1 in Regulating Mitochondrial Gene Expression and Neurogenesis
Sungmin Sohn Ali Diabat Optimization for Drone-Truck Combined Operations Routing Synchronization Problem
Thais Thomas Fatiah D. Touray Classroom Comfort?: An Examination of Student Responses to Faculty Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Yao Xu Kinga Makovi When the Overseas Chinese “Go Back to their Country”: Investigating Unequal Treatment Toward Returnees in Mainland China Amid the Pandemic