Graduate Center/Center for Court Innovation Summer Fellowship

The Graduate Center, CUNY invites applications for a Summer Fellow who will be based at the Center for Court Innovation’s New York City offices. This $4000 fellowship will be offered by the Graduate Center to one (1) Ph.D. student from any program with primary policy and/or research interests in the work of the Center for Court Innovation. The primary responsibilities of the award winner will be to collaborate with the policy and research team at the Center for Court Innovation on the specific projects described below.

Founded as a public/private partnership between the New York State Unified Court System and the Fund for the City of New York, the Center for Court Innovation creates operating programs to test new ideas and solve problems, performs original research to determine what works (and what doesn’t), and provides expert assistance to justice reformers around the world. For more information, visit the Center for Court Innovation’s website:

The fellowship recipient will be required to be in residence for 120 hours over the summer of 2019 at the Center for Court Innovation working for scheduled times from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Monday through Friday. In addition, the recipient will be required to attend an orientation session at the Graduate Center, to do a brief presentation on their work in August of 2019 at the Graduate Center, and write a blog post for the Graduate Center about their experiences before the end of the Fall 2019 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 CUNYFirst), 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      

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

Application Deadline: February 11, 2019

CUNY Graduate Center / Center for Court Innovation Student Fellowships

Available Project, Summer 2019

Policy and Research Summer Fellow

The policy and research team at the Center for Court Innovation works on a broad range of projects, from national criminal justice reform initiatives, to rigorous research, to data analytics and applied research. The summer fellow would assist on one or more projects based on the fellow’s skills and interests, e.g., a more policy-oriented fellow might focus on a national initiative focused on the 6th Amendment, a more research-oriented fellow might focus on a literature review on violence prevention strategies, etc.