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Doctoral Student Research Grant

The application period for the Doctoral Student Research Grant — for which you can get up to $1,500 for research, conference travel, and other research-related pursuits — is now open!

The mission of the Doctoral Student Research Grant Program is to foster a research-oriented academic

culture among Ph.D. students by:

(a)  providing incentives for students to model and meet, early in their careers, the requirements for succeeding in the competition for funds by clearly defining a problem, a project, and a realistic budget;

(b)  providing an occasion for faculty-student mentoring relationships that are oriented around the concrete problems of proposing, planning for, and executing research;

(c)  furthering student professional progress by providing funds for pre-doctoral research publications, presentations, and professional networking.

For more information re eligibility and online application details, click on the link below.


Be sure to carefully read the guidelines in their entirety before emailing the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs with any questions at dsrg@gc.cuny.edu


Dmitry Kiper
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Graduate Center, CUNY

November – December 2018 CUNY Academy Events

Dear CUNY Academy members and friends,

Please ask your:

Please come to our November and December, 2018 “CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences” Events:

  • Women in Combat? The Ambivalent Discourse of Female Militancy in Renaissance Italy – presented by Professor Gerry Milligan from College of Staten Island, CUNY. Thursday, November 15, 2018, in the Graduate Center from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. The event is cosponsored by The Center for the Study of Women & Society. This event is hosted by Professor Susan O’Malley.
  • The Enclave Literary Series –  Enclave Magazine Presentation –  Presentation of Enclave  N. 7 with a reading by selected authors. Among them, Francisco Alvarez Koki, Alberto Ferreras, Irizelma Robles and Mario Valero. Friday, December 7, 2018, in the Graduate Center, Room 8402 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.


Please support the work of the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences.
Become a CUNY Academy member or simply contribute.

Andrei Jitianu

Deadline Jan 7 | Applications for The Irwin H. Polishook Doctoral Scholarship Award

(formerly named the Belle Zeller Scholarship Award)

Doctoral students in Anthropology, Audiology, Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, Educational Psychology, Linguistics, Nursing, Psychology, Social Welfare, Sociology, Speech–Language–Hearing Sciences, and Urban Education who are currently registered full-time students and have completed at least one year of doctoral study at the Graduate Center are eligible to compete for the Irwin H. Polishook Doctoral Scholarship Award.  The award will consist of two $2500 installments ($5000 total) during the 2019-2020 academic year so long as all the conditions continue to be met by the recipient.

Only typed applications will be considered. All others will not be evaluated. Please note that the application form below is interactive. You can avoid having to find a typewriter by filling it out on‐line and then using the “Print Form” button to print a completed application. Please be aware that you cannot save changes to the interactive form. Be prepared to fill it out in one sitting to avoid having to repeat your work. (more…)

Apply by November 16th to join the “Data for Public Good” Project

Due Nov 19 | Applications for the 2018-2019 Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants

Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants 2018-2019
Deadline: 5:00 PM on Monday, November 19, 2018

The Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants, a GC Digital Initiatives program supported by the Provost’s Office, provide financial support to doctoral students at the CUNY Graduate Center as they design and develop digital scholarship that makes a clear contribution to the GC’s research, teaching, and service mission. Since 2012, the Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants have supported a range of inventive projects across the disciplines, including: an online, open-access, crowdsourced database of mentor relationships within the field of writing studies; an app to support street medics and promote health and safety among activist communities; and a computational analysis of Cold War diplomatic history. This year, three types of grant opportunities are available. (more…)

GC Digital Initiatives Events, Workshops, and Funding Opportunities through November

Workshop: “Format Your Dissertation Like a Pro: Writing with Markdown”
Thursday, November 1st, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Markdown is a lightweight markup language that can be used in any text editor, is easy to read, and allows you to quickly convert your text into a website or a presentation. This workshop will introduce basic tools for writing your dissertation with Markdown, including formatting of titles, headings, subheadings, quotations, and references. It will also cover the automatization of things such as table of contents, bibliography, list of tables, and images. We will also touch on more advanced possibilities of markdown, including its integration with Github for tracking changes (version control), automatic backup, and measuring progress.

Register HERE. (more…)

Due Jan 9 | Applications for Graduate Center Urban Studies Core Fellowships

Graduate Center Urban Studies Core Dissertation Fellowships

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, January 9, 2019, by 5pm.

The Provost’s Office is pleased to announce five new fellowships in Urban Studies.  Two awards will be offered at $35,000 and three awards will be offered at $10,000.


The larger fellowships are for one year of field research or data collection and analysis, to be held after a dissertation proposal has been approved and before the final write-up of the results.  It will be held for one academic year, beginning in July 2019.  The smaller fellowships may be for summer research in service of drafting a dissertation proposal or to meet post-proposal data collection efforts such as travel, data collection expenses, transcription, or similar purposes. (more…)

Due Jan 16 | Applications for the CUNY Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship Competition



Applications Due: Wednesday, January 16, 2019, no later than 12:00pm


2019-20 GC Dissertation Fellowship Application Guidelines and Instructions

2019-20 GC Dissertation Fellowship Cover Sheet (pdf)

2019-20 GC Dissertation Fellowship Cover Sheet (word)


Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be registered or on an approved leave of absence during the 2018-2019 academic year to be eligible to apply.
  • Students must be officially advanced to candidacy (level III) before February 14, 2019.
  • Students who have previously received a dissertation fellowship of more than $10,000 from the Graduate Center are not eligible.
  • Dissertation fellowships are intended for students who expect to complete the dissertation during 2019-2020 award year; the applicant’s likelihood of completing the dissertation during this period may be taken into consideration in the selection process.
  • All applicants will automatically be considered for all relevant dissertation awards, with the exception of those listed on the checklist of special focus awards (on the online portion of the application).  Students wishing to apply for these special focus awards should check off the awards for which they are eligible.
  • Students must use their Graduate Center email address to submit the application.


Due Nov 4 | Applications for Conference Presentation Support

The procedures for the submission of student requests for Conference Presentation Support for Doctoral Students funds are the same as last Spring. In order for all eligible students to apply for this funding, students must submit an on-line Preliminary Request for Funding which includes their basic conference & travel information. On-line submissions start Monday, October 22, 2018.  The submission deadline is Sunday, November 4, 2018.


The 2018-2019 Conference Presentation Support for Doctoral Students fund will provide funds to Graduate Center students in Ph.D. programs for travel to professional meetings and scholarly conferences to present invited papers and posters. The 2018-2019 Conference Presentation Support fund will provide more than 400 awards (approx. 210 per semester) to a maximum of $300 each. The grant may only be used for conference registration, travel, lodging, or other expenses related directly to research presentation or participation. Fall 2018 funding is for academic conferences between June 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. Participation at conferences between January 1, 2019 and May 31, 2019 are part of Spring 2019 funding. (more…)

Deadline Jan 31 | ARC Student Research Awards 2019-2020

ARC Student Research Awards 2019-2020

As part of its effort to encourage student research, the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) will be offering a number of Research Fellowships for the coming 2019-2020 academic year. The awards are valued at $4,000 each and are for one semester only. To be eligible, you must be a full-time student who has completed the First Exam but not yet completed the Second Exam at the time of the tenure of the award.

Students who accept this award will join ARC student/faculty research cluster meetings led by ARC Distinguished Fellows from within and outside of the CUNY system working in related areas. They will be required to attend three (3) cluster meetings during the semester. Preference will be given to students whose research interests are congruent with the research themes of the Distinguished Fellowship Program for 2019-2020. The themes are:



Multilingualism & Translation

Global Cities

Critical University Studies

In addition to attending the three cluster meetings, awardees will be required to do the following:

  • Submit a research statement/paper/grant/proposal/annotated bibliography of approximately 10 pages to their ARC student/faculty research cluster at the end of the semester of their tenure.
  • Attendance is compulsory at the weekly ARC seminars for the semester of their tenure (approximately 15 seminars each Thursday 4:30 – 6:30 pm throughout the semester)
  • Moderate one of the weekly faculty Seminars.

Deadline for applying is January 31, 2019.   Students will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by March 15, 2019.

Applications for this award should be sent to: fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu

Questions about this award should be sent to: arc@gc.cuny.edu

Student ARC Praxis Application Form 2019-20 Student ARC Fellowship 2019 – Cover Letter

Student ARC Praxis Application Form 2019-20

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