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Internal Funding for Postdoctoral Associates is available from the Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs Office (GPPO) as well as the Career Development Center (CDC). The GPPO helps administer Individual Research Travel Awards for Postdoctoral Associates and the Postdoc Collaborative Grant Program meanwhile the CDC helps administer the Preskilling Professional Development Fund (PPDF).
You can find more information on the below funding opportunities below
Travel awards may be used by Postdoctoral Associates towards presenting a paper or poster at a conference in the your respective field. The funds are intended to help you defray some conference registration and travel costs. The award is open to NYUAD-affiliated Postdoctoral Associates.
Funding is prioritised based on the following criteria:
Please note: Any Postdoctoral Associate who has received additional funding support from another source will automatically fall into Group C. Further, any Postoctoral Associate who applies without an acceptance letter will not be considered for funding.
Please note that any time away must be coordinated with your faculty supervisor in advance, to minimize the impact on your NYUAD responsibilities.
After Receiving the Funds and After the Conference
Within two weeks after the conference, Postdoctoral Associates who receive funding must submit a short, 1-2 paragraph article about their experience at the conference by email to the GPPO. Please include a picture from the conference if you have it. Acknowledgment of funding and a short report is an expectation of receiving the Postdoctoral Travel Award.
There will be three annual award cycles, please pay particular attention to the opening dates and deadlines. Applications are only accepted during the following cycles:
Applications for AY23-24 have closed.
The NYUAD Postdoc Collaborative Grant Program provides a supportive opportunity for career development of both early career and established postdoctoral scholars.
The goal of the program is to facilitate the short-term residency of a limited number of distinguished Postdoctoral scholars from NYU Abu Dhabi whose expertise coincides with current research projects at other GNU campuses in the NYU Network*.
*Currently, as of Academic Year 2023-24, NYU New York and NYU Shanghai are the GNU campuses that can be visited.
To be eligible to apply to the Postdoc Collaborative Grant Program, you must:
Goals of the Postdoc Collaborative Grant Program
The goal of the Postdoc Collaborative Grant Program is to assist in the advancement of current research by utilizing resources not available in Abu Dhabi or the UAE, to start a new research collaboration, or to start a paper, literature review or article with a collaborator.
Your application will be reviewed by a sub-committee based upon the following criteria:
Dates and Length of Research
You must carry out your short-term research residency in July 2024 (July 7th 2024 - July 27th 2024). We expect scholars to be in New York or Shanghai for the full 3 weeks during this window to enable them to get the best out of the residency period.
Scholar Program Benefits
Successful applicants to the NYUAD Postdoc Collaborative Grant Program will receive:
Postdocs interested in applying for the Postdoc Collaborative Grant Program should prepare an application consisting of the following documents. Please follow these guidelines strictly:
Documents to Submit
Cover Letter explaining how the Program would benefit your current or future research aspirations and goals
No Longer than One (1) A4 Page.
No Longer than Three (3) A4 Pages.
Research Statement, that clearly states the goals of the residency. No Longer than Two (2) A4 Pages. Within these Two (2) A4 Pages, you should include: One Paragraph Project Summary; Requirements for laboratory equipment and space and other resources; How your research visit will contribute to the field; Realistic goals for the 3 weeks research period; How this collaboration visit will benefit future direction(s) of your research
No Longer than Two (2) A4 Pages.
A Reference Letter, from the PI/Department who will host you in New York emphasizing how they will collaborate with you on your visit to New York and how their work aligns with your current research
No Longer than One (1) A4 Page.
Your Application should be uploaded as a single PDF file and submitted through the application portal below. It should be no longer than Seven (7) A4 Pages Long in total.
Applicants should also confirm if there are any IACUC or RCR approvals required for the research that will be performed during the residency so that there is enough time for them to be approved. This should be included in your Research Statement Pages.
Please avoid jargon. Make sure that you describe your research in language that many people outside your specific subject area can understand.
GPPO encourages utilizing key resources for grant proposal development, such as those available on the intranet Proposal Writing Guides page, and completing the Essentials of Grant Proposal Development available through NYU iLearn.
Applications sent after the deadline will not be accepted.
Applications that do not follow the guidelines above and page limits will not be considered.
The decision of the sub-committee is final, and there is no appeals process.
Since the paradigm of the future of work has started to shift, we want our Postdocs to be ready for future jobs, which may require skills beyond academia. These professional development funds will help them explore external preskilling courses to acquire the necessary skills needed to excel in the global job market and the UAE.
This program is designed to help our Postdocs take a preskilling course where the grant is limited to between $200 to $400 each. The recipients are expected to co-share the cost and present at the “Learning Festival Day” for 5/10 minutes in front of the stakeholders, colleagues, and students.
By undertaking this course, the applicants may tap into the jobs that require advanced knowledge and skills in the field of UX, Design, Coding, Cloud/FIN/ED/AG-Tech, Innovation, Teaching, Advanced Research Methods, Scientific Writing, Cloud-Tech, Cybersecurity, etc. The course they plan to undertake should be congruent with their professional development plans
Applications will be announced by email when funding rounds open.
The applicants need to submit a funding application which two team members will review, and this grant can be utilized for taking courses related to preskilling, but not limited to the areas of writing, leadership, management, presentation, UX, Data/Statistical courses, skill-focused conferences, and Tech-focused courses/workshops/boot camps/hackathons, etc. (not offered at NYUAD).
The Application limit is $400.
Some important application requirements and notes:
NYUAD makes available grants supporting the preparation of books, book chapters, articles, etc. for publication in the following categories:
We invite applications from NYUAD Postdocs who play an active and leading role in research and scholarship in the divisions of Arts and Humanities and Social Science.
Awards are made on a competitive basis and shall normally not exceed $5,000. Depending on the budgetary needs of the publication project, additional funding can be applied for.
Other funding opportunities will be listed when available.