24
Feb 16

Funding: Vera Institute Research Fellowships

The Early Research Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY

invites applications for two

CUNY Graduate Center – Vera Institute Research Fellowships

Fellowship amounts: $4,000

Deadline for applications: March 29, 2016

 

The information below was provided by the Provost’s Office:

The Early Research Initiative invites applications for two Vera Institute Research Fellowships.  These $4,000 fellowships will be offered to Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program with primary research interests in criminal or immigration justice and the work of the Vera Institute. The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to collaborate with researchers in one of Vera’s 5 centers or programs on research relating to a specific project, including but not limited to data collection, analysis, fieldwork, report writing, stakeholder engagement, and dissemination.

While Vera’s centers, programs, and demonstration projects span the criminal justice system, it is offering CUNY Fellows projects in select areas. Please see the attached list of potential projects below, and indicate in your application which project or projects are most relevant to your experience and interest.

Fellowship recipients will be required to be in residence for 120 hours over the summer of 2016 at the Vera Institute working for scheduled times from 9:30 to 4pm on Monday through Friday. In addition, recipients will be required to do a brief public presentation on their work and write a blog post about their experiences before the end of the Fall 2016 semester.

To apply please send a letter of interest describing your research interests and related experience with specific reference to one of the projects described below, a c.v., a current Graduate Center transcript (Students may submit the unofficial student copy that can be printed from banner), and a letter of support from your primary advisor.

Instructions for submitting your application:

1)     Please combine the above materials (except for the letter of recommendation) into a SINGLE file (saved as either as a pdf document or a word document).

Use the following format when naming your document: Last Name, First Name, Program

2)     Email your file directly to fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu

Please use your Graduate Center email address when sending the file.

Instructions for Faculty Recommenders

1) Prepare your reference letter as a regular word or pdf document.

2) Please use the following format when naming your document: Student Last Name, First Name

3) Email your file directly to fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu

 Application Deadline: March 29th, 2016

CUNY Graduate Center / Vera Institute of Justice PhD Student Fellowships

Available projects, Summer 2016

Aging and Infirm Prisoners in New York

Center on Sentencing and Corrections and Substance Use and Mental Health Program 

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) currently holds approximately 53,000 incarcerated individuals. Within this population, 17% are over the age of 50, and many have severe mobility impairments and/or have been diagnosed with one or more serious illness. Medical parole is one option for releasing the most medically costly prisoners. This project, in partnership with DOCCS, will assess practices and policies for medical parole and identify opportunities for improvement, develop community based placement opportunities, and enhance DOCCS capacity to use medical parole and provide implementation assistance. In addition, Vera will track released individuals’ quality of live post-release.

Incarceration Trends

Center on Sentencing and Corrections

The Incarceration Trends Project (ITP) seeks to advance research on the prevalence and impact of incarceration at the local-level. Vera’s ITP dataset merges 45 years of county-level inmate population data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Census of Jails and Annual Survey of Jails and resident population demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Currently, the dataset includes jail data for every one of the approximately 3,000 counties in the country and combined jail and prison data for all counties in New York and California. In 2016, Vera will incorporate data for the number of people in, and admissions to, prison by commitment county for all 50 states. For more information, see the ITP data tool at trends.vera.org and complete details on the ITP dataset in Incarceration Trends: Data and Methods for Historical Jail Populations in U.S. Counties, 1970-2014 (Kang-Brown, 2015). Vera is seeking opportunities to use this tool to answer important questions about the use of incarceration, and the Summer Fellow will have the chance to take part in discussions and help shape the future direction of the project and analyses.

New York Immigrant Family Unity Project

Center on Immigration and Justice

The Vera-administered New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) is the first public defender program in the country for immigrants facing deportation. NYIFUP provides detained indigent immigrants facing deportation at New York’s Varick Street Immigration Court with free, high-quality legal representation. The project, which seeks to keep immigrants with their families and in their communities, will also serve detained New York City residents whose deportation cases are being heard in nearby New Jersey locations.

The project seeks to increase court effectiveness and decrease detention times for those it represents, thereby saving taxpayer dollars, while maximizing due process. By keeping families together, the project lowers the social and economic costs that would otherwise be incurred by the City and State of New York and New York employers. NYIFUP provides a replicable model for other jurisdictions around the country. NYIFUP is a collaborative of Vera, the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, The Center for Popular Democracy, Make the Road New York, and the Immigration Justice Clinic of Cardozo Law School.

Quantitative skills are important for this work, but this project also provides an opportunity to gain qualitative research experience, particularly data cleaning and analysis for the report to the City Council. There will be a rich, primary data set of over 1200 cases currently being compiled by three legal service providers in New York that will be available for analysis starting in June or July 2016.  There also may be an opportunity to help conduct qualitative interviews with clients of the program. Some knowledge of immigration law and Spanish language ability preferred.

Justice AmeriCorps

Center on Immigration and Justice

The number of children crossing the border without a parent or legal guardian has increased ten-fold in recent years, starting from an annual average of 6,000-7,000 children.  The purpose of the justice AmeriCorps Program is to use the AmeriCorps service model to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of immigration court proceedings involving unaccompanied children. Immigration judges are able to conduct hearings more effectively when unaccompanied children are assisted by competent legal representatives. Vera’s Center on Immigration and Justice is conducting this study to provide performance measurement and evaluation services that will contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the jAC Legal Services for Unaccompanied Children Program. The Summer Fellow will be able to learn about the project and take part in the evaluation.


24
Feb 16

Funding: Morgan Library and Museum Archival Fellowships

The Early Research Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY

invites applications for two

2016 Morgan Library and Museum-CUNY Graduate Center Archival Fellowships

Fellowship amounts: $4,000

Deadline for applications: March 15, 2016

 

The information below was provided by the Provost’s Office:

The Early Research Initiative invites applications for two Morgan Library & Museum Graduate Archival Fellowships. These $4,000 fellowships will be offered to Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program with primary research interests related to the collections at the Morgan Library & Museum. The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to collaborate with curators and librarians from the Morgan in order to process uncatalogued collections, improve public access to documents and related materials, and to gain experience in creating and organizing collections.

 While the rich and diverse collections of the Morgan Library & Museum span the medieval period to the contemporary moment and embrace the global as well as the local, it is offering CUNY Fellows projects in select areas ranging from the Italian Renaissance to the photography of Peter Hujar. Please see the attached list of potential projects below; applications are welcomed for specific projects.

 Fellowship recipients will be required to be in residence for 120 hours over the summer of 2016 at the Morgan working for scheduled times from 9:30 to 4pm on Monday through Friday. In addition, recipients will be required to do a brief public presentation on their work and write a blog post about their experiences before the end of the Fall 2016 semester. Additional opportunities for social media contributions to the Morgan’s accounts are also possible.

To apply please send a letter of interest describing your research interests and related experience with specific reference to one of the projects described below, a c.v., a current Graduate Center transcript (students may submit the unofficial student copy that can be printed from banner), and a letter of support from your primary advisor.

Instructions for submitting your application:

1)     Please combine the above materials (except for the letter of recommendation) into a SINGLE file (either as a pdf document or a word document).

  • Use the following format when naming your document: Last Name, First Name, Program

2)     Email your file directly to fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu

  • Please use your Graduate Center email address when sending the file.

Instructions for Faculty Recommenders

1)     Prepare your reference letter as a regular word or pdf document.

2)     Please use the following format when naming your document:  Student Last Name, First Name

3)     Email your file directly to fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu

Application Deadline: March 15, 2016

CUNY Graduate Center / Morgan Library & Museum Graduate Center PhD Student Fellowships

Available projects, Summer 2016

Doc Humes Papers (Literary & Historical Manuscripts)

Harold L. “Doc” Humes was a pivotal figure in the budding counterculture of the 1950s. A novelist, filmmaker, inventor, and activist, Humes founded The Paris Review in 1953 together with Peter Matthiessen and George Plimpton. The ca. 14-cubic-foot collection of Humes’s papers consists of manuscripts, documents relating to various projects and patents, correspondence regarding The Paris Review, personal correspondence and family papers, clippings, photographs, and audio visual material. It has been inventoried and partially rehoused. This archival processing project would address the next stage of processing: physically reorganizing the collection; creating a finding aid; and inventorying photographs and media.

Paris Review Archive (Literary & Historical Manuscripts)

The 150+-cubic-foot collection consists of correspondence, typescripts, and galley proofs of several hundred writers; editorial, production, and business correspondence; and other records of the international literary journal from just before its founding in 1953 through 2003. The collection has been described at the box level, but only a portion of it has been fully processed. This archival processing project would continue the processing of the minimally-described parts of the collection.

Carter Burden Collection of American Literature (Literary & Historical Manuscripts)

In 2013, the Morgan received from the family of Carter Burden more than 400 manuscripts, typescripts, screenplays, and correspondence to add to that collection of twentieth century American literature. The collection includes authors such as Elizabeth Bishop, Ben Hecht, Sylvia Plath, John Steinbeck, Tennessee Williams, and others. This project would focus on researching and individually cataloging the works in this collection.

George Washington (Literary & Historical Manuscripts)

The Morgan has strong holdings in the letters of American presidents. This project would survey the holdings in a targeted section of the collection and ensure that the location of each item is correctly represented in the online catalog.

Artist letters from the Rosenberg Collection (Literary & Historical Manuscripts)

In 2013, the Morgan received approximately 300 artist letters as an accretion to the Rosenberg collection. The letters, in French, are from the personal papers and professional correspondence of Paul and Alexandre P. Rosenberg, leading art dealers of the late 19th and 20th centuries. The collection includes letters of Salvador Dali, Edgar Degas, Alberto Giacometti, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Gertrude Stein, and others. This project would focus on researching and individually cataloging the works in this collection, using a pre-existing finding aid as a guide.

Italian Renaissance letters from the White Collection (Literary & Historical Manuscripts)

The Morgan has strong holdings in letters of the Italian Renaissance. This project would individually catalog letters from the White Collection, which spans the 15th to the 17thcenturies, and includes letters of Francesco Filelfo, the Barzi family, the Borghese family, and others. Approximately fifty letters are addressed to Ludovico Maria Sforza (commonly called Ludovico il Moro, 1452-1508), the great patron of Leonardo da Vinci. The ideal candidate for this fellowship will have some previous experience or training in Italian paleography and with manuscripts of the period.

Peter Hujar (Photography)

Hujar was a leading figure in the group of artists, musicians, writers, and performers at the forefront of the cultural scene in downtown New York in the 1970s and early 1980s. This project would focus on enhancing the existing finding aid for the Peter Hujar Papers (Acc. #: 2013.108), with special attention to identifying correspondents, photographic subjects, and improving the description of the 5,700 contact sheets contained in the collection, which spans Hujar’s career from the 1950s until his death from AIDS in 1987.


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