Feb 16

Funding: ARC’s Student Research Praxis Awards

The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC)

invites applications for the

Student Research Praxis Awards

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2016
Award Amounts: $4,000

Please see the ARC website for more information about the Advanced Research Collaborative.

The information below has been provided by ARC.


As part of its effort to encourage student research, the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) will be offering a number of Research Praxis Fellowships for the coming academic year 2016-2017. The Awards are valued at $4,000 each and are for one semester only.

To be eligible, you must be a full time registered doctoral student who has completed the First Exam but not yet completed the Second at the time of the tenure of the award. Preference will be given to those who have been enrolled for no more than three years and who are in the early stages of the formulation of a research idea/proposal.

Students who accept this award will join an ARC student/faculty research cluster led by ARC Distinguished Visiting Fellows from within and without the CUNY system working in related areas and will be required to attend three (3) research praxis sessions during the semester. Preference will be given to students whose research interests are congruent with the research themes of the Distinguished Fellowship Program for 2016-2017.  The themes are:


In addition to attending the three sessions above, Awardees will be required to do the following:

  • Submit a research statement of approximately 10 pages to their ARC student/faculty research cluster at the end of the semester of their tenure.
  • Attend the weekly ARC seminars for the semester of their tenure (approximately 15 seminars each Thursday 4:30 – 6:30 pm throughout the semester)
  • Post a 400 word blog on the ARC student research website commenting on the issues raised in one of the seminars which they have attended.

Deadline for applying is March 31, 2016.   Students will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by April 15th.

Applications for this award should be sent to: fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu. [Please see your Graduate Center email for the application form.]

Feb 16

Funding: Macaulay Instructional Technology Fellowship

Macaulay Instructional Technology Fellowship

The Macaulay Honors College is accepting applications for next year’s Instructional Technology Fellows program.

Deadline for applications: March 29th, 2016, by 10pm.

Applications must be completed on the Macaulay website.

More information about the ITF program can be found here.

The information below has been provided by Macaulay’s Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Technology, Dr. Joseph Ugoretz.
Now in its 15th year, the ITF program has been extremely successful, its success matching that of Macaulay Honors College itself. 

All CUNY doctoral students accepted for this outstanding opportunity will: 

• receive a Grad A fellowship 
• participate in a prestigious and innovative program that includes a technology-across-the-curriculum initiative 
• get extensive technological training in a highly marketable skill set 
• participate in interdisciplinary teaching and learning groups 
• work closely with some of CUNY’s best faculty and brightest undergraduates 

Feb 16

Funding: CUNY Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance

In the fall of 2015, the Graduate Center was awarded a $3.15 million grant from the Andrew W Mellon Foundation to support a new four-year initiative, The CUNY Humanities Teaching and Learning Alliance (HTLA). HTLA will place fellows from the Graduate Center in LaGuardia Community College classrooms, partnering with master faculty there.

And the really good news? Latin American literature and Spanish Composition courses do form a large part of the need to be filled by HTLA fellows!

More information about HTLA can be found here.

Two-year fellowships of $25,000 per year are available to nine Graduate Center students. Other eligibility notes:

  • Students must be entering years 2-5 of their graduate study during the 2016-2017 school year.
  • The fellowships are available to students in the social sciences and the humanities.
  • Students with DACA status are eligible to apply.

Read more fellowship requirements and apply! The deadline for applications is February 29, 2016. 

Any questions about the fellowships should be directed to the Teaching and Learning Center Forum on the Commons. You must be a member of the TLC Commons group to post a topic on the Forum.

Jan 16

Funding: Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship

Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship

Deadline for Applications: Monday, February, 29, 2016, 2:00 pm

The Provost’s Office is offering multiple $4,000 summer fellowships for doctoral students with Level II status as well as Level III students who have not submitted a prospectus to their program. The fellowships are available to students in the humanities and social sciences.

Please read the following information from the Provost’s Office about the fellowships and application process. Cover letter forms for the application were emailed to students at their @gradcenter.cuny.edu addresses.


This fellowship program has two objectives:

·       To allow students to conduct pre-dissertation research and training following completion of the first exam.

·       To support the development of a dissertation research proposal suitable for submission to an external funding agency.

This program seeks to facilitate the transition from coursework to advanced individualized research.  Early research awards allow students to strengthen their proposals by:

·       Refining their research topic into a well-defined research problem;

·       Determining appropriate research design, methods, research locale(s), and language(s);

·       Assessing project feasibility and determining necessary affiliations and approvals.

The successful applicant will address how their proposed summer research will lead to an improved proposal with regard to the above categories. Recipients will undertake such activities as (but not limited to): initial field work, preliminary data collection, travel related to research (i.e. preliminary visits to archives, special collections, museums, and/or historic sites), supplementary training in methods or techniques, or specialized language instruction.  This program does not support conference attendance.


·       Students must be level II, exceptions will be made for students in programs where a formal dissertation prospectus/proposal is not submitted for approval until after advancing to level III. Such level III students will only be eligible if they have not officially submitted a prospectus/proposal to their program.

·       Applicants must conduct at least four weeks of summer research away from their home institutions.

N.B.. Students who have already received a Dissertation Fellowship from the Provost’s Office are ineligible to receive these awards. 


Each application must include the following:  

1)     Cover Sheet [emailed to students at their @gradcenter.cuny.edu addresses].

2)     Research Proposal that includes the following sections:

a.      Describe what you currently expect will be the topic, research question(s), supportive literature, methods of investigation, approach to data analysis, and theoretical contribution of your proposed dissertation project (up to 1,200 words).

b.     List up to 20 research publications that have most significantly informed the formulation of your research topic, questions, theories, and methods.

c.      What are your plans for summer research? (up to 500 words) Please include: a justification for your choice or research site(s) and/or sources of data and information; a brief description of your anticipated approaches to investigation; a timeline; and any local professional contacts you might have made.

d.     Describe how you think this summer research will assist you in developing your dissertation proposal and preparing for long term dissertation research. (up to 250 words)

Note: if you have previously conducted exploratory research at any of your proposed research site(s) or on a related topic, please explain how the additional research proposed will enable you to build upon your past experience.

3)     Two-page curriculum vitae.

4)     Current Graduate Center transcript.  (Students may submit the unofficial student copy that can be printed from banner.)

5)     One letter of reference to be submitted electronically by your adviser or faculty mentor (see instructions below).

Recipients of these fellowships must agree to the following conditions as part of their acceptance of the award:

1)     Attend a one-hour proposal writing workshop in May 2016.

2)     Write a one-page summary of their summer research work (due by 21 August 2016).

3)     Provide a 7-10 minute public presentation of their work at a doctoral student research conference to be held at the Graduate Center in September 2016.

4)     Attend a grant writing workshop at the Graduate Center in the 2016-2017 academic year designed to assist you in applying for future grants and fellowships (multiple sessions of the workshop will be held in order to accommodate potential scheduling conflicts).

5)     Agree to have some version of their summer work potentially featured on a Student Research Collaborative webpage currently under construction by the Early Research Initiative Research Collaborative.

Instructions for submitting your application:

1)     Combine your cover sheet, research proposal, curriculum vitae, and transcript 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 the file as an email attachment to fellowshipapps[at] gc [dot] cuny [dot] edu

Instructions for Faculty Recommenders

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

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

2)     Email the file as an email attachment to fellowshipapps [at] gc [dot] cuny [dot] edu


 If you have questions, please contact Rachel Sponzo at rsponzo [at] gc [dot] cuny [dot] edu, or 212-817-7282.

Jan 16

Funding: 2016-2017 Public Humanities Fellowship

2016-2017 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship

Application Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016

The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center and the New York Council for the Humanities announce the call for applicants for the 2016-2017 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship. The fellowship awards are $8,000, plus $500 for research and travel. Fellows are also eligible to receive funds to support public programming they develop during the year.

Please review the information below from the Center for the Humanities about the fellowship and the application process. More information can be found on their website.


The Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship was developed by the New York Council for the Humanities in partnership with seven New York research universities to bring humanities scholarship into the public realm, encourage emerging humanities scholars to conceive of their work in relation to the public sphere, develop scholars’ skills for doing public work, and strengthen the public humanities community in New York State. The year-long Fellowship will involve a combination of training in the methods and approaches of public scholarship and work by the Fellow to explore the public dimensions of their own scholarship in partnership with a community organization.

The skills and experiences afforded by the Fellowship are intended to serve scholars who have a record of working with the public as well as those who are starting to explore the public humanities. It is equally valuable for scholars who plan to pursue careers within the academy and those who plan to pursue other career paths.


  • The Fellow is required to attend a two-day orientation run by the New York Council for the Humanities at their New York City office on Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
  • During the Fellowship year, the Fellow will develop a plan to implement a public humanities project and identify community partners for that project.
  • The Fellow will participate in webinars and workshops throughout the Fellowship year and attend a final meeting of the Fellows in June 2017.
  • The Fellow will present the outcomes of their research and public work to the university community in coordination with The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center and submit a final report to the New York Council for the Humanities.
  • During the course of the Fellowship, Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in events sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities. Fellows are also eligible for project funds from the Council to support public programs developed during the course of their Fellowship.  Throughout the Fellowship, Fellows are encouraged to work collaboratively with the Council to identify community partners, explore public humanities methods and programs, and share findings as their research progresses.  The Graduate Center Fellows will be part of a cohort from these six other New York universities: Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Stony Brook, and Syracuse University.
ELIGIBILITY:Applicants must be residents of New York State and enrolled as a graduate student in a humanities discipline, broadly defined, at one of these seven universities:  The City University of New York Graduate Center, Columbia University, Cornell University, New York University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Stony Brook, or Syracuse University. Must be second-year PhD candidate or above.
DURATION & STIPEND: Duration of the Fellowship is August 2016 to June 2017, including mandatory attendance at a two-day orientation on August 22-23, 2016 in New York City. The Fellowship stipend is $8,000, plus a $500 travel and research stipend. The Fellowship is supported by grants from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit an online application, including a resume/CV and two references, by Friday, February 12, 2016.  The link to the application is here: Public Humanities Fellowship Application
Applicants will be notified of final decisions by Friday, April 8, 2016.
CONTACT: New York Council for the Humanities Program Officer Adam Capitanio (212-233-1131 / acapitanio [at] nyhumanities [dot] org)
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR THE HUMANITIES The Center for the Humanities encourages collaborative and creative work in the humanities at CUNY and across the city through seminars, publications, and public events. Free and open to the public, our programs aim to inspire sustained, engaged conversation and to forge an open and diverse intellectual community.
ABOUT THE NEW YORK COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES: The mission of the New York Council for the Humanities is to help all New Yorkers become thoughtful participants in our communities by promoting critical inquiry, cultural understanding, and civic engagement. Founded in 1975, the New York Council for the Humanities is the sole statewide proponent of public access to the humanities. The Council is a private 501(c)3 that receives Federal, State, and private funding. 

Oct 15

Funding: Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowships

Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowships

Deadline: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by 12:00 noon.

Complete application instructions and materials have been emailed to your Graduate Center email accounts. They are also available here.

From the Provost’s Office:

The Dissertation Fellowship Competition is open to level III Graduate Center doctoral students in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences (with the exception of Audiology, Nursing, and Public Health).

Applicants must complete a brief portion of the application via student web and then email their completed application (cover sheet, proposal, bibliography, cv, transcript) as a single Word or pdf document to fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu.  A letter of reference must be provided by the applicant’s adviser. Reference letters should be emailed by faculty members to the same email address.  Students should submit materials through their Graduate Center email address.

The application consists of the following materials:

1.       Cover sheet and completion of student web portion

2.       Proposal

     a.)    9-page project description, including a 150-word abstract.

     b.)    1-page selected bibliography 

3.       Two-page curriculum vitae

4.       Current Graduate Center transcript  (Students may submit the unofficial student copy that can be printed from banner.)

5.       One letter of reference to be submitted to fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu by your adviser

If you have questions, please contact Rachel Sponzo at rsponzo@gc.cuny.edu.

Sep 15

Funding: The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans provide 30 fellowships for new Americans–immigrants or children of immigrants–who are pursuing graduate studies in the United States. The fellows will receive a stipend of up to $25,000 plus 50% of tuition and fees for two years.

Applications are due by November 1, 2015.

More information–including eligibility information and selection criteria–and the online application can be found here.

soros fellowships


Feb 15

CLACLS Summer Research Travel Fellowships



The Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies (CLACLS) is accepting proposals for the 2015 Summer Research Travel Fellowships. CLACLS will award fellowships of up to $1,000 (partial awards will also be granted) to full-time students currently enrolled in one of the Doctoral programs at the Graduate Center who are interested in travelling to Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain or Portugal to conduct research during the Summer 2015.

Eligible expenses will include travel and accommodation costs incurred to examine archival and other primary source material and/or to interview relevant informants. Partial awards to cover the eligible expenses may be made. Expenses attendant to travel to scholarly conferences, classes, or seminars are not eligible for support.

All applications must be submitted as ONE SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) to CLACLSFellowships@gmail.com with the subject heading “[LAST NAME] 2015 Travel Fellowship Application”.  Application materials should be ordered as follows:

  1. A single cover page stating the applicant’s full name, email address, home address, GC program, field of study, and title of the research proposal
  2. A one-page description of the research project with at least some mention of the proposed trip’s relevance (12pt font, Times New Roman, 1” Margins, Single Spaced)
  3. A one-page budget proposal (as detailed as possible)
  4. Curriculum Vitae (no more than two pages)
  5. A copy of the applicant’s Graduate Center transcript (an unofficial copy from GC Banner is fine)      

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until April 8th, 2015 at 5pm

Decisions will go out May 4th, 2015 by 5pm

For more information, contact CLACLS at 212.817.8438

Information regarding former winners can be found on the CLACLS website at http://clacls.gc.cuny.edu

Oct 14

Ford Foundation Fellowships

2015 Ford Foundation Fellowships Programs for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching

Complete eligibility and application information can be found here.

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 filed 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 18 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies.

Application Deadline Dates:

  • Predoctoral: November 19, 2014
  • Dissertation: November 14, 2014
  • Postdoctoral: November 14, 2014

For Further information please contact:

Fellowships Office, Keck 576
National Research Council of the National Academies
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.334.2872
Fax: 202.334.3419


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