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Feb 16 | 2018-2019 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 2018-2019 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…)

Deadline Feb 23 | Graduate Center Connect New York Summer Fellowships

Graduate Center Early Research Initiative/Digital Initiatives

Connect New York Fellowships

Application Deadline: Friday, February 23, 3pm

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 2018. 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). (more…)

Call for applications: 2018-2019 GC Digital Fellows

Review of Applications will begin on February 16, 2018

Based in the GC Digital Scholarship Lab, the GC Digital Fellows Program operates as an in-house think-and-do tank for digital projects, connecting Fellows to digital initiatives throughout The Graduate Center. GC Digital Fellows utilize a team-based approach as they explore creative solutions for projects that can be implemented in a collaborative fashion. In the process, the Program helps build out “The Digital GC” — a vision of the Graduate Center that incorporates technology into its core research and teaching missions.

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Deadline Feb 16 | Mellon Humanities Alliance Fellowship for Doctoral Students Interested in Community College Teaching

Deadline: February 16, 2018

Contact: info@cunyhumanitiesalliance.org

The Humanities Alliance is soliciting applications for a unique fellowship opportunity enabling nine (9) doctoral students at the Graduate Center to explore community college pedagogy and possible teaching careers. In addition to actual teaching experience at a community college, Fellows will participate in dedicated teaching and learning workshops designed to help them prepare their courses and examine how community colleges foster innovation that serves the “new majority” of undergraduate students today. (more…)

Due Feb 20 | TLC Graduate Fellowships, 2018-2019

The CUNY Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center invites applications for TLC Fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year. TLC Fellows support CUNY Graduate Center students who are teaching across CUNY by developing and leading workshops and Focused Inquiry Groups, adding to the Teach@CUNY Handbook, consulting with graduate instructors during office hours, and contributing to a range of other projects. During the 2017-18 academic year, TLC fellows worked on projects related to creative assignment design, accessibility, socially conscious pedagogy, open teaching, teaching as an international student, museum pedagogy, approaches to interdisciplinarity, open educational resources, digital pedagogy, and more. In addition to continuing this work, the TLC plans to launch additional programs in 2018-2019 that focus on quantitative and scientific instructional methodologies, working across satellite CUNY campuses, and approaches to undergraduate research. Read more about the Teaching and Learning Center’s work at http://cuny.is/teaching. This is a terrific opportunity to join a team of committed educators who are thinking through what support for graduate student teachers can and should look like, specifically in the context of the nation’s largest, urban, public university.

GC TLC Fellows report to the director of the Teaching and Learning Center, and will work both independently and in collaboration with other TLC fellows, the assistant director, and two post-doctoral fellows. Ideal candidates will be deeply engaged with the City University of New York, and will be experienced college instructors familiar with current pedagogical conversations in the academy. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a proven ability to conceive of and implement original programming that furthers the scholarship of teaching and learning, and a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary work between the humanities, social sciences and the sciences.

Strong writing, digital, and presentational skills are required, as is current enrollment in a doctoral program at the Graduate Center.

Compensation and Benefits

Total compensation for this fellowship is approximately $28,000. This funding will include a graduate assistant appointment that will carry eligibility to purchase the low-cost NYSHIP health insurance, a stipend, and in-state tuition remission for fellows who are within their first 10 registered semesters of study. Teaching and Learning Center Fellows will be required to work a total of 450 non-teaching hours during the academic year (two 15-week semesters). Fellows are required to attend weekly staff meetings, bi-weekly check-ins with the director, and weekly office hours. This position comes with the possibility of reappointment.

To apply

Please email the following to tlc@gc.cuny.edu as a single pdf named LastName.TLCFellowship.pdf

  • a statement of interest (no more than 1-2 pages)
  • a CV
  • and the names and contact information for two references

Please include “TLC Fellows Application” in the subject line. Applications must be received by 9 am on February 20th to be considered.

Careers in Gov’t: Two Fellowships in NY State

Message from Jennifer Furlong,  the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development:

2018-2019 New York State Senate Fellowships

As we begin the spring 2018 semester, I am writing to alert you about another superlative learning opportunity in Albany, the 2018-2019 New York State Senate Fellowships – for Graduate Students, Post-Graduates, and Mid-Career Professionals. Here is the link to the NYS Senate Fellowships information/application: https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/articles/new-york-senate-graduate-fellowships
The deadline for 2018-2019 application is April 27. The NYS Senate fellowship administrators are eager to consider qualified candidates—especially CUNY graduate students who are military veterans. (more…)

Due Mar 21 | Call for Applications: Dewey Lee Curtis Scholarships

The Decorative Arts Trust is now accepting applications for Dewey Lee Curtis Scholarships to attend our upcoming Spring Symposium The Upper Hudson: Four Centuries of Craft and Commerce, to be held May 2-6, 2018.

Named in memory of Dewey Lee Curtis, a decorative arts historian and founding member of The Decorative Arts Trust, these scholarships cover the full cost of registration for the symposium, lodging, and a small travel stipend. Graduate students and young professionals in fields relating to the decorative arts are welcome to apply. Applications can be submitted electronically through the Trust website, or downloaded in PDF format and sent by e-mail or post. (more…)

Feb 7 | ACLS Public Fellows and Dissertation Completion Fellowship Info Session

Wednesday, 02/07/2018
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Graduate Center, Room C197

Rachel Bernard, Program Officer at the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), will provide information and offer proposal writing tips for both the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships and the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program.

The Public Fellows program places recent humanities and social science PhDs in two-year positions in nonprofit organizations and government agencies. The fellowship carries a stipend of $67,500, health insurance coverage for the fellow, a relocation allowance, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds. The deadline for the 2018 competition is March 14, 2018. More information about the Public Fellows program is attached and below.   (more…)

RFP: Review Open Educational Resources in Your Discipline

CUNY and SUNY are currently making significant investments to support the deployment of Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are texts and other materials that reside in the public domain or that have been released under an intellectual property license that permits repurposing by others, and their use can both save students significant amounts of money as they pursue their degrees and allow faculty to more easily integrate a range of voices and materials into their courses. OER are one significant pillar in a suite of open teaching practices that encourage faculty to explore the empowering benefits of networked, experiential, and active learning pedagogies in their teaching. Though OER have been available for a generation, they are increasingly being collected and bundled with other services via OER repositories such as OpenStax, Lumen Learning, and The Open Textbook Library. (more…)

Altfest Graduate Internships, Summer 2018

Altfest Graduate Internship Program, Summer 2018

The Graduate Center Office of Career Planning and Professional Development facilitates partnerships with local institutions to host graduate student internships. The opportunities are meant to encourage graduate students to explore diverse career options, while developing skills and experience that will advance their career goals.

For summer 2018, we are allowing students to create their own internship opportunity at an organization that best suits their academic interests and/or professional goals. Students who find a summer internship with an organization may then apply to the Altfest Graduate Internship Program for funding. The program provides $4,000 for the summer; interns are expected to work a minimum of 120 total hours. The manner in which these hours are completed can be flexible, and will be agreed upon with the host during the application process. The Office of Career Planning and Professional Development is happy to assist students with their internships searches.   (more…)

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