Engage, Intern, & Study Abroad

Engaged Learning and Research

  • At Lang, there are numerous opportunities for our students to connect their interests to real-world experiences outside of the classroom through Lang-sponsored fellowships, grants, and symposia. 

    In addition to looking at the opportunities listed below, be sure to check out search tools for funding and helpful articles

  • Opportunities

    ELC Civic Engagement and Social Justice: Mini-Grants

    Small grants to individual and groups of students to support student programming, research, or other work that has a focus on social justice or civic engagement.

    Deadlines: Due the first Friday of the month: October 5, November 2, December 7, 2018

    ELC Civic Liberal Arts Student Fellowships

    Each semester, Lang offers a suite of Civic Liberal Arts courses that bring community partners, called Visiting Fellows, into Lang classrooms. This program offers students a rare opportunity to learn from distinguished non-faculty professionals in a variety of fields. In addition, each course employs one paid Student Fellow who supports the class through projects designed in collaboration with the faculty and the Visiting Fellow.

    Deadline: April 2019
    Contact: Danielle Goldman

    Dean's Honor Symposium

    Application-based opportunity for students to showcase their research and creative projects on interdisciplinary panels or through posters.

    Deadline: October 5, 2018
    Contact: Jennifer Riegle

    Eugene Lang Opportunity Award

    Competitive funding program for students' independent research and creative projects

    Deadlines: November 2, 2018; March 1, April 12, 2019     
    Website: Lang Opportunity Awards

    Global Ambassadors

    Competitive funding program for students wanting to study or intern abroad with Lang university partners or organizations. Students are required to fulfill a number of service requirements upon their return that include peer mentorship, student outreach, a self-reflection activity, and participation in global engagement events.

    Deadline: October 1, 2018 (Spring Ambassadors); March 1, 2019 Summer/Fall Ambassadors)

    Global Studies Research & Engagement Awards

    Funding is available for Global Studies majors who are planning to study, intern, or carry out self-designed research projects that relate directly to global studies during winter break. These grants of up to $500 may be used to defray the cost of airfare, program fees, or related expenses.

    Deadline: November 2018

    Lang College Social Science Fellowship

    A selective fellowship program that involves a summer internship and related research project (for credit) guided by an NSSR graduate student mentor.

    Deadline: Winter 2018
    Website: Lang Fellowships

    Mohn Family Science and Social Justice Fellows

    Competitive merit-based fellowship that enables students who are interested in science and social justice work but who cannot accommodate an unpaid internship or research experience to build professional/STEM skills in a justice-focused nonprofit organization that can also make connections to arts, design, communication, and social research. Existing partners include Public Health Solutions and the New York Academy of Medicine. More partners are being developed, and students can identify their own organizations for review as well.

    Deadline: April 12, 2019
    Contact: Katayoun Chamany at

    New School Student Research Awards

    A collaboration between the New School 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.

    Deadline: October 15, 2018; April 2019 

    Tishman Summer Science Program

    Up to three students receive the Tishman Environmental Merit Scholarship, which funds a 12-week summer internship in Alaska. Interns are placed with an organization that focuses on conservation and environmental advocacy with the Alaska Conservation Foundation. Interns can be placed at nonprofit, environmental justice, and Alaska Native organizations; government agencies; and other organizations whose work aligns with the fund's mission and goals. Awardees receive round-trip airfare from New York City to Anchorage, Alaska; a stipend for living expenses; logistical support from the Alaska Conservation Foundation; and opportunities to meet other interns and Alaskans. 

    Deadline: December 21, 2018      
    Contact: Shaked Landor