NYU receives $2 million grant to expand research options
July 30, 2013
When universities decide to embark on new research ventures, they often need financial help. Some private colleges can fund these initiatives internally, while others might need outside aid, be it from donors, alumni, current students or foundations.
When leaders at New York University (NYU) decided to try to add more faculty to its Architecture and Urbanism in the Humanities program, their financial hopes were answered by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The organization gave a $2 million grant to the school to enable leaders to add three more positions in order to promote more research into urban studies.
"NYU is well-positioned to unlock the potential of the urban humanities," explained NYU Dean for Humanities Joy Connolly. "The key is the recruitment of new faculty to supplement existing strengths and chart new territories for research and teaching—faculty with the capacity to inspire students, to lead through research, to forge cross-disciplinary collaborations."
This is not the only grant the university has received as of late. Along with Indiana University, NYU was given a $350,000 grant from the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund in The New York Community Trust to create an educational hub for academic leaders to network and share successful teaching practices.
Organizations that are providing funds for multiple nonprofit programs might find it easier to manage their large-scale efforts with fundraising management programs that can account for funds as they are disbursed to recipients.