We are pleased to share a call for nominations for the NYU-Scholars at Risk/Vivian G. Prins Fellowships for the 2012-13 academic year. We invite you to share it with colleagues in the NYU community, and to consider nominating candidates for visits to your center, department, or school.
The fellowships are available to support temporary visits to NYU of up to one year by professors, lecturers, researchers, and other intellectuals who have shown potential as important contributors to their discipline and community, and who suffer intimidation or persecution in their home country or country of current residence.
Fellowships are expected to last for a maximum of one year. Fellows will be appointed through the inviting host center, department, or school. Award amounts will vary based on the fellow's level and needs, as well as other available support. Total fellowship awards will be in the range of $50,000 – $70,000 per annum (including fringe benefits and any additional host support).
Deadline and application:
Fellowship applications are available at: http://scholarsatrisk.nyu.edu. Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis until available funds are committed. The fellowships are provided by the Provost's Office, thanks to the generous support of the Vivian G. Prins Foundation, to support the work of the Scholars at Risk Network, an international network of higher education institutions working to promote academic freedom and to defend threatened scholars worldwide. Scholars at Risk is headquartered at NYU.