The Global Fellows Program brings academics, practitioners, government officials and postdoctoral scholars from around the world to NYU for up to one year to conduct and present their research for future publication.
The principal objective of the Global Fellows Program at NYU School of Law is the production of scholarship through the advancement of research. We have a notable history of hosting distinguished scholars, judges, lawyers and government officials who wish to spend time advancing their scholarship and engaging in the intellectual life of the Law School. Fellows are welcome to participate in academic activities such as fora, lectures, colloquia, seminars and conferences. They are also invited to various social events, including some organized specifically for global fellows and others aimed at the broader community.
Through the Global Fellows Forums (access via original web page), Global Fellows share their research with colleagues, students, and faculty and receive comment and feedback. In this way, they contribute to the intellectual life of the Law School and provide an opportunity for the community to learn about current law research from a global perspective and in a wide range of topics. The primary goal of the Global Fellows Program is the enhancement of research and it is expected that participation in the Program will result in a substantial publishable piece of scholarship.
In recent years, we have introduced a specialized postdoctoral programming component designed especially for our Post-Doctoral Global Fellows (fellows who have attained their doctoral degrees within the past four years and who have not yet secured a tenure-track academic appointment at an institution), in partnership with the JSD program (access via original web page), to provide opportunities for the presentation of works-in-progress and the exploration of methodological questions in legal research.
The Global Fellows Program continues to reach out to universities around the world to encourage application and participation in this program. Past Global Fellows have gone on to become well-respected scholars in their area of expertise and have been invited back to the Law School as Global Law Faculty. Potential fellows are encouraged to review the extensive course offerings, colloquia and special events on this and the Law School's web site to better understand the ways in which they may be enriched by their time at NYU School of Law and the Law School enriched by them.
Submitting Application Materials
The additional required application materials (except for the two letters of recommendation) may be uploaded with the online application form. Please ensure that the materials are in PDF or Word format. It is not necessary to send a paper copy of application materials. Any questions regarding the Global Fellows Program may be directed to the following address:
Global Fellows Program
NYU School of Law
245 Sullivan Street, Suite 340
New York, NY 10012 USA
Telephone: (212) 998-6691
Facsimile: (212) 995-4656
Review of Applications and Decision Notification
Successful applicants will have outstanding academic records at all levels of university training and a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of their scholarly project and their future professional life. Standards for admission to the Global Fellows Program are extremely high, but not arbitrary. Candidates may expect to receive a decision in April.
The deadline for receipt of Global Fellows Program applications and application materials to participate in the 2017-2016 academic year is the third Tuesday in January (January 17, 2017). Except as noted below, applications must be received and completed by this date in order to be considered for participation in the Global Fellows Program for the upcoming year.
Please note that should space still remain available in mid-April, we may at our sole discretion consider applications received past the initial deadline. Strong preference is however given to applications received and completed by the initial deadline of January 17, 2017.
To apply, please refer to the Application Instructions (available in the original web page).
The Global Fellows Program is open to foreign nationals and to US and dual-nationality citizens who are teaching, working or studying outside of the US. Preference is given to applicants who intend to visit for the academic year.
Residency Requirement & Expectations
The primary mission of the Global Fellows Program is the facilitation of original, publishable legal scholarship. Visits are for a full academic year or semester. All Global Fellows are expected to be in full-time residence during their appointment. They may not hold any concurrent appointment or engagement (i.e. practice, fellowships, teaching, etc.) during the full period of residency. All Fellows are required to attend and present a paper at the Global Fellows Forums (access via original web page).
Each Fellow will be assigned a Faculty Sponsor at the NYU School of Law following admission to the program. Furthermore, Fellows are strongly encouraged to affiliate with one of the specialized centers or institutes at NYU School of Law. Affiliation means the Fellow is included in the center or institute’s activities and may be given an affiliated title. Applicants must indicate their preference for center affiliation on the application. Further information is available in the original web page,
Program Activity Fees
The fee for participating is US$7,500 per academic year (US$3,750 per semester). Requests for partial fee reduction may be granted to those who cannot afford to pay the full fee. More information regarding partial fee reduction will be provided following admission to the Program.
Post-Doctoral Stipend Information & Additional Funding
Certain Post-Doctoral Global Fellows meeting eligibility requirements may be considered for a merit-based, postdoctoral stipend of US$30,000 for one academic year (or US$15,000 per academic semester), subject to tax(es), at the sole discretion of the selection committee. In order to be considered for a merit-based, postdoctoral stipend, the applicant must (1) be a recent postdoctoral scholar (having attained the doctorate degree within four years of the application deadline) without a tenure-track academic appointment at an institution; and (2) indicate in the (A) online application form (available in the original web page) and (B) Statement(s) of Funding (please refer to "5. Statement(s) of Funding" in the "Application Instructions" section) that the applicant wishes to be considered for a merit-based, postdoctoral stipend. Please note that we offer a very limited number of these merit-based, postdoctoral stipends per year. ALL applicants are encouraged to supplement their participation in the Global Fellows Program by seeking scholarships and grants from other organizations. More information will be provided following admission to the Program.
All participants must have adequate health insurance to cover them and any family members who will accompany them during their stay in the United States. Participants in the Global Fellows Program must make arrangements for health insurance before they arrive in the United States so that they are covered as from their date of arrival. More information on obtaining local coverage will be provided following admission to the Program.
The Global Fellows Program will sponsor the relevant J-1 visa for admitted candidates who require, and are eligible for, such visa sponsorship to enter and remain in the US for the duration of their appointment. Candidates who do not need J-1 visa sponsorship should be able to demonstrate the basis on which they will enter the US.
It is important to note that proof of funding or assets in the amount of US$2,000 per month of residence in the US will be required for J-1 visa sponsorship. Visas can be issued to spouses and children, provided that fellows can demonstrate they possess US$650/month to support the spouse and US$300/month per child for the duration of the visit. Please be advised that US visa policies and regulations may be subject to change from time to time. Further information regarding visa requirements will be provided following admission to the Program.
Please be advised that NYU School of Law does not provide reserved housing for Global Fellows. All Global Fellows will receive more information regarding general housing resources in the New York City area following admission to the Program; regrettably, our office staff members are unable to assist individuals in finding housing.
Any questions regarding the Global Fellows Program should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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