Global Fellows Program

The Global Fellows Program brings academics, practitioners, government officials and postdoctoral scholars from around the world to NYU for up to one year to conduct and present their research for future publication.

The principal objective of the Global Fellows Program at NYU School of Law is the production of scholarship through the advancement of research. We have a notable history of hosting distinguished scholars, judges, lawyers and government officials who wish to spend time advancing their scholarship and engaging in the intellectual life of the Law School. Fellows are welcome to participate in academic activities such as fora, lectures, colloquia, seminars and conferences. They are also invited to various social events, including some organized specifically for global fellows and others aimed at the broader community.

Through the Global/Emile Noël Fellows Forums, Global Fellows share their research with colleagues, students, and faculty and receive comment and feedback. In this way, they contribute to the intellectual life of the Law School and provide an opportunity for the community to learn about current law research from a global perspective and in a wide range of topics. The primary goal of the Global Fellows Program is the enhancement of research and it is expected that participation in the Program will result in a substantial publishable piece of scholarship.

The Global Fellows Program continues to reach out to universities around the world to encourage application and participation in this program. Past Global Fellows have gone on to become well-respected scholars in their area of expertise and have been invited back to the Law School as Global Law Faculty. Potential fellows are encouraged to review the extensive course offerings, colloquia and special events on this and the Law School's web site to better understand the ways in which they may be enriched by their time at NYU School of Law and the Law School enriched by them. 

For an overview of the Program, including eligibility and residency requirements, financial details and other administrative provisions, please refer to the Program Overview page.   To apply, please refer to the Application Instructions.

Global Fellows Program Categories

  • Global and Senior Global Research Fellows are tenured or tenure-track academics with a demonstrable background of strong legal scholarship. More senior academics (for example, faculty members tenured for ten years or more) may be designated as Senior Global Research Fellows at the discretion of the selection committee.
  • Global and Senior Global Fellows from Practice & Government are government officials, judges, officials from international organizations, and lawyers in private practice who wish to take a semester or academic year away from their posts to engage in serious scholarship. More experienced officials and practitioners may be designated as Senior Global Fellows from Practice & Government at the discretion of the selection committee.
  • Post-Doctoral Global Fellows are postdoctoral scholars who have attained their doctoral degrees within the past four years and who have not yet secured a tenure-track academic appointment at an institution. Post-Doctoral Global Fellows meeting these eligibility requirements may be considered for a merit-based postdoctoral stipend. In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the stipend for this position is US$50,000 for the academic year (or US$25,000 per academic semester), subject to any applicable tax(es). The rate is based on an expected duration of nine months for the academic year (or four to five months for the academic semester).
  • Emile Noël Fellows are postdoctoral or tenured academics with a demonstrable background of legal scholarship on the themes prioritized by the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice.

Any questions regarding the Global Fellows Program should be directed to

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