Nov 15

Funding: Ford Foundation Fellowships

Ford Foundation Fellowships

The below information was provided via a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine email.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2016 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website at: http://nationalacademies.org/ford

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents, or individuals granted deferred action status under the DACA program
  • Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science or humanities

Stipends and Allowances:

  • Predoctoral–$24,000 per year for three years
  • Dissertation–$25,000 for one year
  • Postdoctoral–$45,000 for one year

Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.

Approximately 60 predoctoral, 30 dissertation, and 20 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Application Deadline Dates:

  • Predoctoral: November 20, 2015
  • Dissertation: November 13, 2015
  • Postdoctoral: November 13, 2015

For Further information please contact:

Fellowships Office, Keck 576
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.334.2872
Fax: 202.334.3419


Oct 15

Funding: Dominican Studies Fellowship

The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI)’s

2016 National Supermarket Association (NSA) Dominican Studies Fellowship

for doctoral students and faculty

Application Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 by 5pm.

Find out more about CUNY DSI on their website.


The NSA Dominican Studies Fellowship seeks to encourage doctoral students and faculty researchers from colleges and universities to make innovative strides in Dominican Studies and to take advantage of the unique resources of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives and Library collections by conducting research at CUNY DSI’s premises. The CUNY DSI will award two fellowships of $5,000 each to two applicants.

Applicants must be doctoral students enrolled at an accredited graduate institution, OR faculty members in an accredited postsecondary institution. Applicants must be interested in expanding research in the field of Dominican Studies. Doctoral students should submit proposals around a research topic they are considering for their dissertation. Faculty should submit a research project proposing themes for which they intend to prepare a monograph for publication. Besides the research work itself, selected fellows must commit to organize an activity in their home institution highlighting their research project. Winners are welcome to apply for additional funding for up to $1,500 that will serve as matching funds to cover costs associated with the organization of the activity in their home institution. 

The NSA Dominican Studies Fellowship is interdisciplinary and applicants from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. International applicants are also eligible, provided they are authorized to travel to the U.S. Applications will be selected on the basis of the research’s originality and scholarly justification. Applicants should include a timetable with the following:

Approximate length of stay and dates;

Approximate date for organizing event at home institution;

Expected date of completion of monograph ready for publication.

All NSA Dominican Studies Fellows are required to stay a minimum of eight weeks at the CUNY DSI Archives and Library anytime between June 1, 2016 and May 30, 2017. Fellows will work closely with Dr. Ramona Hernández, Director; Anthony Stevens-Acevedo, Assistant Director; Sarah Aponte, Chief Librarian; and Idilio Gracia Peña, Chief Archivist. Fellows will also attend regular meetings with one or more of the staff members to discuss ideas and progress. Following their stay, all fellows are required to submit a brief report (2-3pp) within the subsequent sixty (60) days after their research stay on how their work at CUNY DSI Archives and Library enriched their research project and offer suggestions for improvements on the Archives’ and Library’s collections. Fellows are expected to explicitly acknowledge their reception of this fellowship in all resulting publications related to this grant.

Examples of possible topics are:

·         Business areas, size, employment generation and economic impact of Dominican businesses in the U.S;

·         Philanthropy amongst Dominicans in the U.S. and in the Dominican Republic;

·         Economic and social implications of the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) on Dominican businesses in the Dominican Republic or the U.S.;

·         Race effects on Dominican participation and performance in the U.S. labor market;

·         History of Dominican entrepreneurship, any historical period including colonial times;

·         Marginal return to educational investment for Dominicans as compared to other groups;

·         Camila Henríquez Ureña’s contributions to feminist thought and writing;

·         Career/life trajectory of musicians or fine-artists whose papers are in the Dominican Archives;

·         Dominican LGBTIQ communities in the U.S.;

·         History of activism among Dominicans in the U.S.;

·         Impact of Dominican voters on U.S. campaigns and elections;

·         The experience of the Dominican elderly in the U.S. concerning mobility, economic status, livelihood, etc.;

·         Intermarriage profiles for Dominicans in the U.S.;

·         Ethnic dynamics among Dominicans in the U.S. and/or interethnic relations;·         

·         Dominican women and men in U.S. politics.

Some of the topics included above are current projects undertaken by CUNY DSI. We are also looking for applicants who may become part of the ongoing research at CUNY DSI.

Application Deadline
We will be accepting applications for the NSA Dominican Studies Fellowship until March 1, 2016, by 5pm. Applicants will be notified of the decision by email by May 1, 2016.

How to Apply
All applications must be submitted electronically. All documents must be in pdf format.

To apply, please send a letter of intent, a brief research proposal of no more than 2,000 words, a budget, and a CV to:

Prof. Sarah Aponte, Chief Librarian, aponte@ccny.cuny.edu

The subject of the email must read “NSA Dominican Studies Fellowship Application”.

You may also email us with questions regarding the application.

Fellowships are made available through funds received from the National Supermarket Association (NSA).

Oct 15

Funding: IUPLR/Mellon Fellowships

Call for Applicants

IUPLR/Mellon Fellowships

The Inter-University Program for Latino Research is now accepting applications for the IUPLR/Mellon Fellowship Program (academic year 2016-17). The program supports ABD doctoral students in the humanities who are writing dissertations in Latina/o studies. Doctoral students in the social sciences whose research uses humanities methods may also be considered. The fellowship facilitates completion of the dissertation and provides professional development, job market support, and mentoring for students who will graduate in Spring 2017.

With support from the Andrew G. Mellon Foundation, IUPLR will select fellows through five designated research centers:

.       The Center for Mexican American Studies and the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas at Austin
.       The Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA
.       The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, The City College of New York
.       Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños at Hunter College, CUNY
.       The Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago

The fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend and travel support to attend IUPLR conferences and a required two-week summer institute in Chicago. Matriculation fees and health insurance will be paid by the home institution, provided that the fellow is in residence.

Aug 15

Funding: Teaching and Learning Center Fellowship

Teaching and Learning Center Fellowship

The CUNY Graduate Center’s newly-founded Teaching and Learning Center invites applications for a Teaching and Learning Center Fellow. This year’s GC TLC Fellows will support CUNY Graduate Center students who are teaching across CUNY by staffing office hours, developing research projects related to teaching and learning at CUNY, producing support materials and a web site for the Center, and planning public programs. This is a terrific opportunity to join a team of committed educators who are thinking through what a graduate-level teaching and learning center at the nation’s largest, urban, public university should look like.

GC TLC Fellows report to the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center. Ideal candidates will be experienced college teachers familiar with emerging pedagogical trends, and be deeply engaged with the City University of New York. Strong writing, technical, and presentational skills are required, as is current enrollment in a doctoral program at the Graduate Center.

Compensation and Benefits: total compensation for this fellowship is approximately $27,000. This funding will include a graduate assistant appointment that will carry eligibility to purchase the low-cost NYSHIP health insurance, a stipend, and in-state tuition remission for fellows who are within their first 10 registered semesters of study. Teaching and Learning Center Fellows will be required to work a total of 450 non-teaching hours during the academic year (two 15-week semesters). This position comes with the possibility of reappointment.

To apply: please send a statement of interest (no more than 1-2 pages), a CV, and the names of three references via email to Luke Waltzer, Director, Teaching and Learning Center, The Graduate Center, at lwaltzer@gc.cuny.edu.  Review of applications will begin on August 31, and the position will be filled as soon as possible after that date.

Mar 15

Funding: Columbia School Linguistic Society Graduate Student Fellowship

Columbia School Linguistic Society

Graduate Student Fellowship

Request for proposals for the 2015-2016 academic year
Deadline for applications: May 26th, 2015

columbia linguistics

The Columbia School Linguistic Society (henceforth the Society) invites applications from graduate students in linguistics for the third round of its Graduate Fellowship program. The successful applicant (henceforth referred to as the Fellow) will undertake a linguistic research project from the perspective of Columbia School under the guidance of a Mentor. The Fellowship and the research project associated with it will cover a period of one academic year. The Fellow will be expected to make every effort to present work-in-progress at the Columbia School Seminar.

The research project undertaken by the Fellow will address a grammatical, lexical, or phonological problem in the language of the Fellow’s choice. The Fellow will produce a final report, written in English, putting forth a Columbia School analysis of the problem, preceded by a review of the relevant literature. The Fellow must be either (a) a matriculated student in good standing in a recognized graduate program in linguistics or closely related area anywhere in the U.S. or (b) an applicant to such a program, and (c) be a U.S. citizen (this because of the Society’s tax constraints). The Mentor must be a member of the Society.

The Fellow will receive a stipend of $15,000 for the period covering from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016. The stipend is calculated on the basis of a 12-month calendar year. Assuming satisfactory progress in the judgment of the Society’s Executive Committee, stipend payments will be made on a monthly basis (12 payments of $1250) in the form of a check from the Society. A successful Fellow may reapply for continuing support for the following year. The Mentor will not receive any financial compensation.

It is expected that the Fellow will work on the project for no less than 15 hours a week. In addition, it is expected that the Fellow will make at least four presentations before the Columbia School Linguistics Seminar during the course of the Fellowship year. It is also expected that the Fellow will attend the Seminar on a regular basis. The Seminars are held at Columbia University in New York City. A Fellow whose residence is distant from New York will be expected to make arrangements for remote attendance and presentations.

The application is to be prepared by the prospective Fellow in consultation with the prospective Mentor. The application consists of a statement of the problem, an account of existing analyses if any, a brief preliminary review of the relevant literature, and a description of the data to be used. The application is not to exceed 10 double-spaced pages written in 12-point font. It is required that the prospective Fellow contact the prospective Mentor and that the Mentor review the application before submission.

The name of the prospective Fellow and that of the prospective Mentor must be included in the application. The Fellow’s telephone number and email address, and the name of the Fellow’s graduate school, are also to be included in the application.

The deadline for receipt of the first round of applications is May 26, 2015. The proposal will be reviewed by three members of the Society appointed by the Society’s Executive Committee. Applicants will be notified by the end of June 2015. The application must be submitted electronically to Professor Ricardo Otheguy of the PhD Program in Linguistics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (rotheguy@gc.cuny.edu).

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