Henry Hart Rice ‘2021 Urban Studies Fellowship’ in New York, USA

Scholarship in Natural Science , in Social Science
  • Apply Before : November 30, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 62441
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 2
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English

Opportunity Description

Overview of the fellowship

The applications for the Henry Hart Rice Urban Studies Fellowship are open now. The fellowship, endowed by the Rice Family Foundation and organized by New York University, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (NYU Wagner), is granted to extraordinary students who show and have a commitment to bringing their scholarship and knowledge to focus on significant urban issues. Also, the fellowship offers complete tuition support for two new students each year.

The fellowship is named after Henry Hart Rice, a senior statesman, public servant, author, and lecturer. Besides, Mr. Rice conceived and developed projects throughout the US and Canada.


Application deadline: 30 November 2020 (11:59pm)

Awarding institution: New York University, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (NYU Wagner)

Number of fellows: 2

Type: Fully funded

Focus area: Urban Studies

Criteria of the fellowship for potential applicants

Applicants meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Proven commitment to bringing your expertise to look into major urban problems
  • Interest in learning and problem-solving
  • Thoughtful and fluent communication, both spoken and written
  • Resolute dedication, emotional maturity, flexibility under difficult conditions
  • Demonstrable success in a first career

Evaluation criteria

The organization decides on the admission of applicants on the basis of a holistic review of all application elements—your previous academic history, work experience, written and video essays.

In general, it looks for strong academic history, demonstrated commitment in public service, and capacity for impact.

How to apply for the Henry Hart Rice fellowship?

The application for this fellowship is ONLINE and is completed by submitting other application required documents.

Necessary documents to submit:

  • Fellowship Application Essay plus your online application to NYU Wagner.
  • You must also submit a one-minute video essay to NYU Wagner.

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Selection process

Candidates selected as fellowship semi-finalists will be invited to participate in Skype interviews in early-to-mid February 2021.

And, those who advance into the final stage of fellowship as finalists will be invited for a face-to-face interview with the Selection Committee in New York City in late March 2021.

Note: NYU Wagner will facilitate a skype interview for those finalists who cannot travel to New York. The panel of judges in the committee will be composed of representatives from supporting organizations, faculty, and NYU Wagner alumni.

If you have inquiries about the application process, please contact wagner.admissions@nyu.edu.


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