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


Sep 15

Funding: Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Program (DPDF)

The Graduate Center has recently partnered with the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) to provide up to eight Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowships to GC students in the social sciences and the humanities.

Application deadline: October 15th, 2015

Application Workshop:
Professor Duncan Faherty (English, Director of the Early Research Initiative) will be leading a workshop with SSRC staff for prospective student fellowship applicants on September 11, 2015, from 11:00-12:00 in the President’s Conference Room (8201.02). If you would like to attend the workshop, email gcarchivalgrants [at] gmail [dot] com to RSVP by September 8, 2015.

From the Provost:

The DPDF Program is an interdisciplinary training program that helps early-stage doctoral students formulate their dissertation research proposals for external funding agencies.  The DPDF provides students with up to $5,000 for pre-dissertation exploratory summer research, preceded and followed by intensive multi-day workshops where students participate in proposal critique and writing sessions.  In the workshops, fellows work with faculty mentors and students from other disciplines and institutions, so as to introduce them to theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside of their own.

GC DPDF fellows will receive additional mentoring and support through workshops and training sessions at the GC. Additionally, 2016 GC DPDF fellows will have to demonstrate by February of 2017 that they have applied for at least one additional external fellowship award to support their dissertation research.  More information about the program and eligibility can be found through the links below.



Mar 15

Funding: Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program is now accepting applications for funding for research conducted abroad for modern foreign language and area studies. Applications must first be sent to the Office of Student Affairs before they are sent from there to the Department of Education. The internal deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015.


The below information about the program and the application process is provided by the GC’s Office of Student Affairs

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program (DDRA) funds individual dissertation level doctoral students to conduct research in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of 6 to 12 months. This program is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Education (ED) and is not related to the IIE Fulbright program, which is run by the State Department. The Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program is for students who intend to conduct dissertation research outside of the United States, excluding the countries of Western Europe, and is of particular interest to (but not limited to) students in the social sciences.

The ED published the application for the FY 2015 Fulbright-Hays competition on February 27, and its application is available on the ED website via the following URL: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html

Please note that because Fulbright-Hays awards are granted to students through their educational institutions, all applications must be vetted by the Graduate Center’s Student Affairs office prior to being submitted electronically to the Department of Education.

Prior to 2010, the Fulbright-Hays awards were announced in the fall, and six to eight weeks ahead of the application deadline. In recent years, however, the process has become less predictable. Given the timing and duration of the current application period, the Graduate Center’s internal deadline will be Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in order to allow for proper review and vetting of applications prior to the ED’s transmittal deadline of Tuesday, April 28, 2015No extensions to this deadline will be possible.

If you have any questions about or are interested in beginning the application process, kindly contact institutional application liaison Cori L. Gabbard by email (cgabbard@gradcenter.cuny.edu), in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Please do not contact U. S. Department of Education personnel directly.

Nov 14

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship

The Graduate Center’s Internal Deadline is Monday, January 5, 2014, 5pm.  Students who wish to be considered must submit a completed application (along with supporting materials) to Rachel Sponzo in the Office of the Provost (Room 8113).  Students should submit the application and supporting documents in hard copy (single-sided, no staples), along with sealed copies of reference letters and transcripts.  The applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Center to determine which three will be forwarded to the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund for the national competition.

If you have questions, please contact Rachel Sponzo (rsponzo@gc.cuny.edu; 212-817-7282).


  1. Fellowships are available to students who are currently enrolled in and pursuing a graduate degree at a designated institution of higher learning located in the United States of America.   Undergraduate students are no longer qualified candidates.
  2. The program of study being pursued by the candidate may include any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).   The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.
  3. The candidate must have received a baccalaureate degree at the time of application and have an outstanding undergraduate record.
  4. The candidate must demonstrate a need for financial assistance. 
  5. The candidate must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  6. The candidate may be of any national descent or background.

The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund was established by the Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann and is administered by JPMorgan, Trustee.  Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business.  She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime.  Mrs. Liebmann’s primary concern, as expressed in her Will, was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.  The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens.

DZL Conditions 2015-2016

DZL Printed Application 2015-2016

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