Call for Fellows 2020-21

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Engelberg Center Call for Fellows    

The Engelberg Center invites applications for its one-year fellowship program.  We will begin reviewing applications on August 3, 2020 and continue accepting applications on a rolling basis from that time forward.  The fellowship is a part-time fellowship, designed to compliment other primary responsibilities that the fellow may have.

The Center’s fellowship program provides an opportunity for individuals to explore areas of innovation law and policy as part of the Engelberg Center community.  The fellowship is open to lawyers, technologists, artists, policymakers, academics, and innovators of all kinds.  It does not require an academic or legal background.  

We believe that the fellowship program and Engelberg Center community is strengthened by its diversity and, as such, encourage people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, persons with disabilities, and people at intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods, to apply for the fellowship.

The Engelberg Center fellowship is grounded in a fellow’s primary project.  That project should take the form of a question or issue that the fellow would like to explore.  It should also include a plan to disseminate the conclusions of the exploration.

Ideal candidates intend to use the fellowship as an opportunity to explore issues or questions in a way that they would be unable to do without the Center’s support, and to work with the Center to help disseminate and promote their conclusions.  Successful candidates will combine a compelling question with a specific ability to shed light on the answer to that question.  Candidates are encouraged to think expansively about both the subject and form of their primary project.   

The Engelberg Center fellowship program provides:

  • A grant of $10,000

  • Engagement as part of the Engelberg Center community

  • Support in refining, executing, and promoting your project

  • Access to academic research facilities

  • Access to conference rooms, swing desk space, and event space at NYU Law (in accordance with COVID guidelines)

The Engelberg Center fellowship program requires:

  • You to be primarily based in NYC

  • Participation in monthly fellowship meetings

  • Identification and completion of a primary project

  • Hosting two student mentorship lunches during the course of the fellowship

The Engelberg Center fellowship program supports a wide range of projects.  Recent examples include:

You can also explore our current fellows on our team page.

Applicants may apply through this form.  We welcome questions via email at

About the Engelberg Center


The Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy provides a unique environment where scholars can examine the key drivers of innovation as well as the law and policy that best support innovation. By fostering interdisciplinary and collaborative research on innovation law and policy, the Engelberg Center attracts legal scholars and practitioners, technologists, economists, social scientists, physical scientists, historians, innovators, and industry experts who study the incentives that motivate innovators, how those incentives vary among creative endeavors, and the laws and policies that help or hinder them.