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Dear Graduate Center Doctoral Students:

Please see below for the deadlines and links to information for the Spring 2020 Early Research Initiative awards.  Please note that these are summer fellowships and students must be registered in Spring 2020 in order to receive funds.

January 27:

ERI/PublicsLab Fellowships Summer Public Research Fellowships
These $4,000 summer fellowships are offered to Graduate Center doctoral students from any program conducting research with a distinctive interdisciplinary turn whose main question is driven by public needs and priorities.

January 30:
Connect New York Fellowships
These $4,000 fellowships will be offered to Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program conducting research on New York City and its environs (including, but not limited to: the city’s natural and artificial environments, its architectural landscapes, its infrastructure, city planning, city politics, its prominence as a global and economic hub, the city’s political, cultural, and social histories, its foodways, its flows of population, its communities, its ethnoscapes, soundscapes,  mediascapes, and ideoscapes, and its evolving urban ecosystems).

February 3:
The Vera Institute and CUNY Graduate Center Fellowships
Vera Institute/CUNY Graduate Center 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 4 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. $4,000 Summer Fellows.

February 4:
ERI Award for Archival Research in African American and African Diaspora Studies
The Award for Archival Research in African American and African Diaspora Studies ($4,000) will support doctoral students for work in archives, repositories, and special collections (public and private) that focuses directly on the history, society, and culture of Africans and persons of African descent. The award is available for both Level III students to assist in the completion of a chapter or substantive portion of their dissertation and Level II students whose research agenda could be substantially improved by access to archival materials prior to the submission of their dissertation prospectus.

ERI Knickerbocker Archival Research Grant in American Studies
The Knickerbocker Archival Research Grant in American Studies provides support for doctoral students at the Graduate Center to begin their archival dissertation research. Grant recipients receive $4,000 to cover expenses incurred during their archival work. Recipients of the award are expected to submit a short write-up detailing their research activities as well as participate in a professional development workshop focused on grant writing the semester following the award.

February 5:
Provost’s Pre-dissertation Research Fellowship (Social Science and Humanities)
The Provost’s Pre-dissertation Research Fellowship program has two main objectives: (a) To allow students to conduct pre-dissertation research and training following completion of the first exam; (b) 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. This fellowship is geared toward level II students and award $4,000 to conduct summer research. Recipients will undertake such activities including, but not limited to: initial field work, preliminary data collection, travel related to research, supplementary training in methods or techniques, or specialized language instruction. This program does not support conference attendance.

February 7:
Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Science Research Fellowships
The Provost’s Pre-dissertation Research Fellowship program has three main objectives: To allow students to conduct early stage research and training following completion of the first doctoral exam. To support the development of a dissertation research proposal suitable for submission to an external funding agency. To support travel to a national/international scientific meeting. This program seeks to facilitate the transition from coursework to advanced individualized research. This fellowship is geared toward level II students and award $5,000 to conduct summer research.

February 10:
CUNY—NYBG | Humanities Institute Graduate Research Fellowships
These CUNY sponsored $4,000 fellowships will be offered to CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program with primary research interests related to the environmental humanities that can be studied using the collections of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at NYBG.  The primary responsibilities of the fellowship recipient will be to conduct their own research and collaborate with curators and archivists to expand public awareness of the important historical materials that reflect worldwide knowledge of plant science and culture, the vision of nature, landscape and garden design.

February 18:

Art and Science Connect Fellowships
These $5,000 fellowships are offered for Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program conducting research whose main question is driven by an exploration of topics that intersect or overlap art and science.

Deadline TBD:

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.