Grants and Labs

Innovation Labs

The NYU Wagner Innovation Labs are a series of experiments that marry theory and practice to promote informed, evidence-based policy decision-making in a complex world. Each Lab has its own focus and approach, and operates independently, but all reflect NYU Wagner's broad commitment to bringing scholars, thinkers, and practitioners together, both figuratively and literally, to improve the way policy is made. Its primary initiatives are Urban Innovations, Code for Change, and the Academic Research Collaborative.

Information Technology and Transportation, Rudin Center

Mitchell Moss, Director, Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management
Additional Researchers: Carson Qing, Josh Mandell

Researchers focus on mobile technology and its relationship and potential relationship to transportation in metropolitan regions. Primary emphasis is given to the various ways new mobile technologies can provide cost efficient solutions to current challenges in transportation, particularly through smartphones and mobile apps, Near Field Communications (NFC), mobile commerce, open data initiatives. Researchers examine issues of wireless and user/developer demographics across major U.S. metro areas in considering how these new technologies may provide solutions to transport challenges in the United States.

ASPIRE: Cybersecurity Grants

Through ASPIRE (A Scholarship for Service Partnership for Interdisciplinary Research and Education), NYU offers a scholarship for students entering the vital field of cybersecurity. An interdisciplinary cross section of one of world’s foremost universities will provide qualified students with skills in the technological (NYU-Poly), business (NYU-Stern), cultural (NYU-Steinhardt), public policy and management (NYU-Wagner) and scientific (NYU Courant Institute) aspects of real world security and privacy problems. The scholarship supports two-to-three years of stipends, tuition and allowance for students in the area of information assurance and cybersecurity.