2016 Cross-Campus Mentoring Award

Our new Cross-Campus Mentoring Award is open to students who identify faculty members at a partner campus (NYU Shanghai and ECNU) who agree to mentor research and scholarship related to the student’s area of study.



  1. The application may not exceed 3 pages not inclusive of the cover page and letter from mentor.
  2. Please submit the completed application in a single PDF.
  3. Please use a font no smaller than 11 point and 1 inch page margins.
  4. Applications may be submitted in English or Mandarin Chinese. 
    Note: if submitted in Chinese, please provide a short (200 word) abstract of the mentoring plan in English.


  1. Please provide a cover page indicating Student’s Name, Mentor’s Name, Institutional Affiliation, Project title, and an approximately 150-word abstract describing activities.
  2. Project Narrative: Please describe your project plans.  How will the mentoring relationship further your educational goals? How does the project help support the aims of the Institute? Include details such as how often you plan to meet with your mentor, what type of outcome you expect from the project (is this part of your thesis, a paper or presentation?) 
  3. Timeline: Please describe in narrative form your anticipated timeline for the project. Please also indicate if IRB approval is required before beginning your project and other permissions needed. Note: the project may not exceed 24 months.
  4. Biography: Please provide a brief description of your educational background and your future academic plans.
  5. Budget: Please provide a project budget, including travel (up to 10,000 RMB) to support applicant and stipend (up to RMB 2,500) to sponsor faculty mentor. 
  6. Please provide a letter of support from the faculty member


All currently enrolled students at ECNU and NYU Shanghai are eligible to apply. 
Note: If you have any active institute award, you are not qualified to apply until the current one expires.


The Institute for Social Development will host a research reception at the end of the academic year wherein grants recipients will present the results of their work. The Institute also requires a brief written report on the project appealing to a broad readership and suitable for posting on the Institute’s website. Recipients should acknowledge the support of the Institute (NYU-ECNU Institute for Social Development at NYU Shanghai) in all publications resulting from this award.


  1. Applications will be reviewed in two cycles:
    - First Cycle: Open from September 12, 2016 to October 15, 2016. The results will be announced by November 1, 2016
    - Second Cycle: Open from January 1, 2017 to February 15, 2017. The results will be announced by March 1, 2017.
  2. Applications must be received by midnight (Shanghai time) of the due date.

Now the Second Cycle is closed.


Funded Projects:

  • Yumeng Yao, East China Normal University: “Reconstructing “rebirth” narratives and practices in a Gospel Rehabilitation Centre in Baoshan, Yunnan province”
  • Suisui Wang, East China Normal University: "Sources of Stress and Mental Well-Being among Gay Men in the Yangtze River Delta"
  • Jingwen Gan, East China Normal University: "How technology generates symbols----Based on the Hitler symbol in barrage website Bilibili"
  • Yuanfan Tian, East China Normal University: "The Vanished Miasma: Body, Memory and Malaria in Southwest China"


* If any questions, please contact: nyushanghai-socialdevelopment-group@nyu.edu