The Research Institute

The NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute promotes innovative research through the support of its cutting-edge centers led by renowned faculty.

From genomics and climate science to the humanities and Arabic literature, these projects benefit from our location in Abu Dhabi and contribute significantly to scholarship, scientific understanding, and artistic creativity. Research Institute centers are an integral part of the NYUAD research community and the greater community of Abu Dhabi, the UAE and the broader region.

Funding Criteria

Funding for Institute centers and labs has been provided in response to calls for proposals from NYU Abu Dhabi faculty that address the following criteria:

  • Quality of scientific, scholarly, or creative content;
  • Likelihood that the research will lead to fundamental advances, new discoveries, technological developments, and/or innovative solutions in the discipline or area of inquiry, or across disciplines or areas of inquiry;
  • Scholarly strength and creative/research record of the principal investigator and research team or group members, and ability to undertake the project successfully, including appropriate commitment of time;
  • Potential for advancing the research mission of NYU, including integration of NYUAD with research at NYU in New York; and
  • When appropriate to the topic, relevance to the Abu Dhabi region.

These projects will produce advanced research and scholarship while also providing opportunities for undergraduate research, foci for graduate research topics, and opportunities for integration with faculty members across the University.