Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a member of the NYIH?

To be considered for a fellowship, two fellows must write the following: a letter of nomination and a second letter supporting the nomination (additional letters of support are welcome but by no means necessary). A detailed c.v. and bio are also required. These materials are reviewed by the Fellowship Committee in March/April every year. New fellows are invited to participate immediately.

How do I access a list of public NYIH events?

Click on the Upcoming Events link at the top of the page for information about our upcoming events. To receive email updates about events, sign up for our newsletter. You may also contact the Institute at 212.998.2101 or Please note that we program events on an academic calendar (no events in the summer), and tend to organize several per semester. 

Is there a mailing list where I can place my name and email for event updates?

Yes. To sign up, please send us your name and email address using this form. This mailing list is for Institute updates only; we do not share this list with other parties. You may unsubscribe from the list at any time.

Where is the Institute located?

The NYIH offices at New York University are located at 20 Cooper Square, 5th floor, New York, NY 10003. While a majority of our public events are held at NYU halls and facilities, some are held at off-campus venues.

How can I contribute to the NYIH?

If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the NYIH please send a check to the New York Institute for the Humanities, 20 Cooper Square, 5th floor, New York, NY 10003. Checks should be made payable to β€œThe New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU.” If you would like to volunteer your services or make an in-kind contribution, please contact the NYIH at 212.998.2101 or