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Deadline Feb 15 | 2019-2020 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship

The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY and Humanities New York announce the call for applicants for the 2019-2020 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship.

The Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship was developed by Humanities New York in partnership with nine 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 the public humanities and work by the Fellow to develop a public project related to 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.  (more…)

College Assistant Position, Career Planning Office

The Office of Career Planning & Professional Development at the Graduate Center is seeking to hire a College Assistant to help with the implementation of the Enhancing STEM Career Development project, funded by the CUNY Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Programs via the Career Success Initiative. (Read more about this initiative here: http://www.naceweb.org/career-readiness/best-practices/initiative-boosts-career-competitiveness-of-cuny-grads/.)

The Enhancing STEM Development project is an intensive program of professional development for the Graduate Center’s STEM students that will build their communication skills, strengthen postgraduate career outcomes, and heighten coordination between the Graduate Center and the campus-based labs.  This is a temporary position which will last from late January-early February 2019 to June 30, 2019

For more information and how to apply: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/About-the-GC/Administrative-Services/Human-Resources/Employment-Opportunities/Detail?id=47233

Deadline Feb 11 | Policy Fellowship–New York State Excelsior Service Program

For students who will graduate/have graduated during the 2018-2019 academic year. It’s a terrific opportunity for a master’s or doctoral student to start a career in policy at the state level. Last year’s fellow, Jonathan Hill, a history PhD alumnus, is currently working at the Department of Transportation, Policy & Planning Division in Albany.

Graduate Center students can apply to the Excelsior via GC Connect (position number 3474). The GC internal deadline is Monday, February 11, 2019. Information about accessing GC Connect can be found here: https://careerplan.commons.gc.cuny.edu/services



The New York State Excelsior Service Fellowship Program is a funded two-year fellowship offering talented recent graduates of graduate and advanced degree programs hands on training and experience in New York State government. Excelsior Fellows work full time at host executive-branch agencies and authorities, advancing the operational aspects of large policy initiatives. Fellow placements include the Executive Chamber, Empire State Development Corporation, Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, Department of Environmental Conservation, the Port Authority of NY/NJ, and the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. (more…)

JOBS, Office of Career Planning & Professional Development (Dec 7)

Deadline Dec 17 | Open Pedagogy Fellowships

The Graduate Center Library:
Deadline to submit: Monday, December 17th, 2018, midnight
Open Pedagogy Fellowships

The Library seeks applications for up to ten Open Pedagogy Fellows for the Spring 2019 semester, each carrying a $2500 stipend. The Fellowship experience will enhance participants’ understanding of open pedagogy and their ability to employ elements of open pedagogy in their teaching. Throughout the Fellowship, a variety of concepts relating to open pedagogy will be introduced, including but not limited to: evaluating, supplementing, and teaching with Open Educational Resources (OER), integrating zero-cost course materials, and licensing, copyright, and fair use as it pertains to OER. (more…)

Deadline Jan 28 | Early Research Initiative/PublicsLab Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Research in the Service of Public Knowledge

The Carnegie Foundation initiative on doctoral education uses the label “steward” to convey a role for scholars that transcends accomplishments and skills: it has an ethical and political dimension. “Self-identifying as a steward,” Chris Golde of Stanford says, “implies adopting a sense of purpose that is larger than oneself” or one’s own discipline.  Students and faculty at the Graduate Center have a rich history of conducting interdisciplinary work that seeks to enrich public knowledge and public discourse. (more…)

Deadline Jan 10 | Connect New York Fellowships

Graduate Center Early Research Initiative/Digital Initiatives

Connect New York Fellowships

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 5pm

Located in the heart of Manhattan, the Graduate Center has long been a central hub for intellectual and scholarly conversations in New York City. Moreover, it has a long history of fostering and producing scholarly work focused on the city itself, knowledge which draws upon and contributes to the complex communities of New York City and beyond.

In the spirit of this history, the Early Research Initiative in collaboration with the GC Digital Initiatives invites applications for new research fellowships for Summer 2019. 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).

The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to produce a dissertation proposal or dissertation chapter by September 2019; a condensed and public facing version of this research will be showcased on the Provost’s website, as part of a new initiative in support of this theme. Profiles for previous fellowship recipients can be seen here: https://connectny.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

In addition, fellowship recipients will work in collaboration with a team of digital fellows to produce materials for their own individual research profiles for the ConnectNY site (including public facing blog posts, project descriptions, short filmed interviews, and accompanying visual materials) which will be due in mid-August. Additional opportunities for social media contributions are possible.

Successful proposals will clearly explain one or more of the following:

  • how your work advances knowledge about or for New York and surrounding areas
  • the significance of your work to your own field and to the public
  • how your work directly impacts the city
  • any innovative aspect of your research methodology or communication platform which might lend itself to public display (for example, data visualizations, websites, maps, or other form of scholarly product beyond writing)
  • a brief account of how this project will further your progress in your program

To apply please send a detailed letter of interest (up to three pages) describing your project that addresses the above points, 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:

  • Please combine the above materials (except for the letter of recommendation) 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

Please use your graduate center email address when sending the file.

Instructions for Faculty Recommenders

  • 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

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 5pm

Questions about the program can be directed to dfaherty@gc.cuny.edu (more…)

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Deadline Feb 6 | Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship

 Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, 3:00 pm

The Provost’s Office is pleased to announce the following pre-dissertation fellowship competition for doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences.  These summer awards provide $4,000.

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.


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