The Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Science is pleased to sponsor the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund Video Contest. Students with research experience who have received an Independent Research, Team Research or FAST Grant are encouraged to produce and submit a video that documents their research experience.
The video may use any audio/visual multimedia (e.g. video, animation, slide show) but must have been created specifically for this contest. Using your own story as a lens, the best submissions will clearly and creatively articulate the undergraduate research experience in an engaging and thoughtful way.
- Grand Prize Winner will receive a $1,000 CAS Scholarship (per entry)
- Runner-up Winner will receive a $500 CAS Scholarship (per entry)
- Grand Prize and Runner-up videos will be featured on the CAS website
Eligibility and Submission Guidelines:
- Students are encouraged to present a holistic picture of their research process
- Video must not exceed 3 minutes in duration
- Only 1 video per person will be judged
- Videos should be well produced and well edited
- Video resolution should not exceed 720p
- Videos must not violate privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights
- All music must be used legally
- Create your own music, receive written permission from the artist or use music in the public domain
- Following the above rules, submissions may use video, still images, text and/or music to convey a clear and coherent message
- Videos should be emailed to Assistant Dean, Joel Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Top 5 submissions will be selected as finalists
- Grand Prize and Runner-Up will be selected by a jury of CAS faculty, students and staff
- Fall 2016
- Grand Prize: Sahaana Sundar, “Basu Lab.” Sahaana was awarded a DURF Grant in April 2016 for her research project in the Basu Lab at NYU Langone on the connections and interactions between the enthorhinal cortex and the hippocampus related to perception and memory. Check out her video below to learn more about what all that means!
- Runner-Up: Rina Plotkin, "American Policy-Making during the Iran-Iraq War." Rina was awarded a DURF Grant in April 2016. Her video explains how she's used declassified government documents, secondary literature and other primary sources to better understand how US policy developed behind the scenes. Check out her video below to learn more about Rina's project!
- Spring 2016
- Grand Prize: Katerina Patin, “Russia’s HIV Epidemic.” Katerina’s video is based on her project, “Rising Rates of HIV Infection in Russia” and documents her research trip to Russia where she interviewed practitioners and patients to learn more about the state of HIV in Russia. Watch her video below to learn more!
- Runner-Up: Shivam Jumani, “Decoding Manhattan Real Estate” Shivam’s video is based on his project, “A Study of the Prices and Determinants of Manhattan's Residential Rental Market,” and explains how searching for an apartment led to a research project that tries to answer the question on the mind of every New Yorker: What makes apartments so expensive?! Watch his video below to learn more!
- Fall 2015
- Grand Prize: Davis Saltonstall and Tessa Rosenberry, “Return Recycling.” Davis’ and Tessa’s video is based on their project, “Recycling Signage and Behavior Change,” and documents their research on the impact of signage on recycling behavior at NYU. Watch the video below to learn more about the positive impact their project has had on the NYU community!