NYU Abu Dhabi Research Center Call for Proposals

NYU Abu Dhabi faculty eligible to apply

NYU Abu Dhabi seeks to offer substantial and sustained funds to support new research centers. These centers will strengthen cross-disciplinary engagement and innovation among the faculty, build critical mass and international recognition in areas of major local and global significance, strengthen NYU Abu Dhabi’s connection to NYU and the global network, forge local and international research partnerships, build NYUAD’s research and educational capacity, and address the UAE’s needs and interests where applicable.

The Center funding, awarded and administered under the aegis of the NYUAD Research Institute, will enable teams of investigators, scholars, innovators and artists, across diverse areas of expertise, to collaborate in research by pooling their talents.

Key Dates

September 2, 2018
Request for proposals posted

October 28, 2018
Phase 1 pre-proposal due

November 29, 2018
Phase 1 review release

February 11, 2019
Phase 2 full proposal application

May 30, 2019
Funding announcement


NYU Abu Dhabi full-time faculty with a rank of full, associate, or assistant professor, are eligible to apply for center funding. Faculty with at least half-time appointments at NYU Abu Dhabi and who are based at least half-time in Abu Dhabi, are also eligible provided they are full time in the NYU system.

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