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Fellowships

Furman Center fellowships are awarded to post-doctoral researchers, legal scholars, and law and policy graduate students who have shown exceptional academic ability and achievement, as well as dedication to the highest standards of interdisciplinary empirical and legal research about housing, land use, real estate, and urban affairs.

We are grateful for the generosity of the funders of these fellowships, who include New York University School of Law alumni and leaders in the field of real estate and urban development.  Their support and commitment to the Furman Center’s mission and research and to the professional development of our students and researchers is key to the Furman Center’s ability to deliver rigorous, policy-relevant research. We very much appreciate each of our named fellowships and their supporters:

Current Fellowships:

Frances Moelis Fellowship
Supported by Ronald L. Moelis ‘82, CEO, L+M Development Partners

Herbert and Lorraine Podell Student Fellowship
Supported by Herbert S. Podell (LL.B. ‘58), partner, Podell, Schwartz, Schechter & Banfield, LLP

Herbert Z. Gold Fellowship
Supported by Herbert Z Gold ‘40

Jonathan L. Mechanic/Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson Fellowship
Supported by Fried Frank and Jonathan L. Mechanic ‘77, chairman of the Real Estate Department and partner, Fried Frank

Nourallah Elghanayan Fellowship
Supported by K. Thomas Elghanayan, CEO, TF Cornerstone

Sara Salzman Fellowship
Supported by Jesse Sharf, ’86, co-chair of the Real Estate Department and partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Ed Koch Memorial Student Fellowship
Supported by AvalonBay Communities, Inc; Forsyth Street Advisors; Local Support Initiatives Corporation; Lemle & Wolf, Inc; Phipps Houses; Monadnock Construction; The Community Preservation Corporation; Langsam Property Services Corp; Jonathan Rose Companies 

Recent Past Fellowships:

Herbert Z. Gold Affordable Housing Fellowship
Supported by Herbert Z. Gold ‘40

Housing Partnership Fellowships
The Housing Partnership Development Corporation generously created these fellowships in honor of its founding member-developers:


If you are interested in establishing a fellowship at the NYU Furman Center, please contact Kevin Findlan at 212-998-6597 or kevin.findlan@nyu.edu..

Fellowships are awarded only to current research assistants and research fellows. If you are interested in learning more about job opportunities at the Furman Center, please visit our jobs page.