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New School Student Research Award, First Deadline 10/15

A collaboration between the University Student Senate and the Office of the President, the New School Student Research Award (SRA) provides support for students in their work as researchers, scholars, and creative practitioners.

The university awards small grants for developing or implementing a research project (broadly defined to include the full scope of scholarly, creative, and professional practices across the colleges of The New School) with project-related expenses—for example, travel, equipment and supplies, access fees for data, memberships, or dissemination. Proposals are also welcome for other kinds of expenses relevant to student research (broadly defined), including but not limited to support for travel to research sites, travel and registration costs for presenting completed work at an academic or professional conference, and costs for showcasing artwork or performances. Applicants may apply for a maximum of $3,000 for individual grants or a maximum of $5,000 for collaborative grants that involve more than one student, but applications for lower levels of funding are also encouraged. The application form provides more details of eligible and ineligible expense categories.

SRA Informational Workshops
(Fall semester applications are due on Monday, October 15, 2019; Spring semester applications will be due on Friday, March 1, 2020):

  • Friday, September 13, 2019 – 12:00-1:30pm
    Hirshon Suite (Room 203), Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 – 4:00-5:30pm
    Conference Room 801, 66 West 12th Street
  • Monday, September 23, 2019 – 4:30-6:00pm
    Conference Room 801, 66 West 12th Street


Grants are awarded twice a year (once each semester) on the basis of the total available resources that year. The competition and grant administration are led by the Provost’s Office of Research Support in coordination with the University Student Senate, Student Success, and Deans’ Offices. Selections are made at the recommendation of a committee of faculty, staff, and students representing a range of fields and areas of expertise. Awardees will be required to report back to the community about the status of the project after the award period has ended, both through a written narrative and (if feasible) in person at a celebratory event open to the entire community.


There are two rounds of competition each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Applications are due early each semester, and selection will occur by November for fall applications and by April for spring applications. Funds awarded in the fall semester can be expended starting January 1; all funds are to be expended by December 31, one year from the start date of the award. Funds awarded in the spring semester can be expended starting July 1 and are to be expended by June 30 of the following year.

The deadline for submitting applications for the first round of competition in Fall 2019 is October 15, 2019.

A kickoff meeting for the Fall 2019 SRA award will be held after the Review Committee makes final decisions. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for December 2019.

A kickoff meeting for the Spring 2020 SRA award will be held after the Review Committee makes final decisions, tentatively scheduled for May 2020.

For more information, please visit the Faculty Research Fund website and the Student Research Award website. For questions or to RSVP for a workshop, please contact the Office of Research Support at

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