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Funding + working space for digital projects

The New Media Lab is now accepting applications from all GC students for fall 2018. Students working on digital projects in the lab receive stipends for time spent working in the lab and are also eligible for awards supporting travel (up to $300); teaching, history, public health, and social justice ($500); and digital dissertation components ($1000). The lab provides reserved work stations, each with a new Mac or PC, adjustable sitting-standing desks, and non-florescent lighting. Lab projects range widely and include both digital presentation of research—using websites, videos, maps, and more—and analysis of teaching and research work using a variety of digital and digitally assisted tools.

To work at the lab, please submit a brief project description, work plan, and your CV at https://newmedialab.cuny.edu/get-involved/student-application/.

Further information:

Join us at any of our monthly general meetings, held this semester on Wednesday, September 26; Tuesday, October 23; Thursday, November 15; and Wednesday, December 5. Each is from 12:30 to 2:00 in the lab, room 7388.01.

Award and stipend details are at https://newmedialab.cuny.edu/stipends-awards/.

Current and previous project descriptions are available from https://newmedialab.cuny.edu/projects/.

Joe Kirchhof, student project advisor in the lab, is available to answer questions at jkirchhof@gc.cuny.edu.

CUNY Graduate Students: Paid research opportunity with The CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance (ISLG) APPLY ASAP

The CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance (ISLG) is seeking enrolled CUNY graduate students to aid in research for The Volcker Alliance’s Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting report.

The project will run from September 2018 to the end of April 2019, during which the chosen student(s) will be asked to provide deep research into the workings of various state’s budgets and the processes which craft them. Students will be asked to utilize multiple sources to obtain desired information, as well as articulate their findings in a manner that a general audience would understand. Students should be able to commit to working at ISLG’s Manhattan office for at least one hour each week, as well as completing assigned work by defined deadlines.

This is a paid position and a wonderful opportunity for anyone with an interest in and desire to learn more about the minutia and nuance of state budgets and government functions. ISLG will provide workshops to both train the student(s) for the project and provide a robust learning experience in local government.

Students will be paid a stipend of $6,000 total for the academic year, disbursed in equal payments over the course of the year. Payments are contingent on approval by ISLG project supervisors of the work produced.

Student Eligibility Criteria

  • Currently enrolled, full-time CUNY graduate student (Master’s or PhD level)
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • At least one faculty referral
  • Available to come in for at least one-hour a week over the course of the Fall and Spring semesters and for additional workshops
  • Possess the self-motivation to work from home, when needed, and complete work by deadlines
  • Proper work authorization required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

To apply, click here: https://cunySUD.formstack.com/forms/islggradprojectapplication

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but preference will be given to those submitted in mid-September. In-person interviews will commence shortly after submission. Training for the accepted students will begin in late September.

For questions on the project, please reach out to Taylor Swabb at Taylor.Swabb@islg.cuny.edu.

Best,

The CUNY ISLG team

Due Oct 31 | Application for CUNY BA Advising Fellow

CUNY BA Advising Fellows

Starting in Spring 2019

The CUNY BA Advising Fellows Program aims to provide vital academic support to undergraduates in the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Individualized Studies (CUNY BA). Starting in the 2019 spring term, the Advising Fellows will provide individualized academic support to the CUNY BA students, guiding them in choosing courses, managing their work loads, meeting academic challenges, and enlisting faculty mentors to supervise their work on the campuses. The Fellows will be advanced doctoral students who have already successfully taught undergraduates in at least one CUNY college.  Carefully chosen for their interpersonal skills and good judgment, the Fellows will work with Director Kim Hartswick and will be accessible and open to students while also providing academic guidance.

Each Fellow will be responsible for advising a specific group of students on their programs of study, course selection, and other academic affairs.  Fellows will host daytime and evening office hours to meet with their advisees and will also meet with students by appointment. They are encouraged to use Skype or Zoom to maintain face-to-face connections with students who cannot easily visit the Graduate Center.  In addition, as enrollments in the CUNY BA/MA grow, the Fellows will support the development of the BA/MA master’s student community with programming for students that enhances their studies, careers, networking, and professional writing.

The total compensation for this award is $27,128. This funding will include a graduate assistant appointment that will carry eligibility to purchase the low-cost NYSHIP health insurance as well as in-state tuition remission for fellows who are within their first 10 registered semesters of study. CUNY BA Advisement Fellows will be required to work a total of 450 non-teaching hours during the academic year. Since the program is staring up in the 2019 spring term, the compensation for the award will be $13,564 and requirements for the first semester will be for 225 hours. Starting with the 2019-2020 academic year, the fellowships will take place during the academic year (two 15 week semesters).

Application Specifics and Requirements

To be eligible, applicants must be Level III by the start date of the appointment. Students holding one of the Graduate Center’s five-year fellowships are welcome to apply. Each Fellow is expected to have deep institutional knowledge of the CUNY BA and its administrative structures that relate to students, as well as the academic advising faculty based at the colleges. Students with interdisciplinary research interests or interdisciplinary coursework and advising experience are especially encouraged to apply. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.  CUNY BA is a unique program that attracts an intellectually diverse student body, and we seek applicants showing experience or strong interest in working with this population.

Application Instructions: To apply, please send a statement of interest (no more than 1–2 pages), noting any interdisciplinary courses or work completed and advising experience, a CV, and a letter of reference from a faculty advisor (which can be sent separately) to Director Kim Hartswick (Kim.Hartswick15@cunyba.cuny.edu) with “Advising Fellows Application” in the subject line. Inquiries about the program can be sent to him or to the Dean for Academic Initiatives and Strategic Innovation Brian Peterson (bpeterson@gc.cuny.edu) in the Provost’s Office.   Applications must be received by Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to be considered. Interviews will take place in November. Decision notifications will be made by Friday, December 7, 2018.

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships Available

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who will be in the final year of dissertation writing during the 2019-2020 academic year may apply.  The competition deadline is November 15, 2018.

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. The competition deadline is October 15, 2018.

DETAILS:

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has been proud to support more than 22,000 Fellows who collectively have an impressive record of scholarship, teaching, service, and public influence. We hope that you will give your students the opportunity to join this impressive network by sharing the following information about the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation’s 2019 doctoral dissertation fellowships:

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships
woodrow.org/newcombe[woodrow.us11.list-manage.com]
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in all areas of human endeavor. Eligible proposals have religious or ethical values as a central concern, and come from fields within the humanities and social sciences. Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who will be in the final year of dissertation writing during the 2019-2020 academic year may apply.  The competition deadline is November 15, 2018.

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies
woodrow.org/womens-studies[woodrow.us11.list-manage.com]
The Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies encourages original and significant research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Previous Fellows have explored such topics as transnational religious education for Muslim women, feminist technology design, the complex gender dynamics of transidentity management, women’s electoral success across racial and institutional contexts, women’s sports, and militarism and the education of American women. The competition deadline is October 15, 2018.

Please see the website for further information: woodrow.org[woodrow.us11.list-manage.com]

Questions about the Fellowships may be sent to:
Newcombe Fellowship: newcombe@woodrow.org
Women’s Studies Fellowship: ws@woodrow.org

2018-19 ACLS Fellowship and Grant Competitions Now Open

Greetings from ACLS!

We are pleased to announce that the 2018-19 ACLS fellowship and grant competitions are now open for many programs. ACLS offers programs that promote research in all fields of the humanities and humanistic social sciences and that support scholars from the graduate student level through all stages of the academic career, as well as independent scholars. Comprehensive information and eligibility criteria for all programs can be found at www.acls.org/programs/comps[weblaunch.blifax.com]. (more…)

Call for Applications: Decorative Arts Trust Dean F. Failey Grant

Named in honor of the Decorative Arts Trust’s late board member Dean F. Failey, a noted scholar of Long Island material culture, Failey Grants support noteworthy research, exhibition, and publication projects in the field of American decorative arts. The Trust awards one $5,000 grant per year. Organizations wishing to apply must submit a formal application letter by October 31, 2018.  The letter must describe the nature of the project and its impact on the field. Please include CV’s for the project’s primary curator(s), author(s), and/or researcher(s) as well as a project budget. Special consideration will be given to projects that employ or are led by young professionals in the museum field. The Trust’s selection will be announced by November 30, with grant funds available as early as January 1, 2019.

For information about past recipients, please visit the Trust’s website[decorativeartstrust.org]. Please submit applications by mail to The Decorative Arts Trust, 20 South Olive Street, Suite 204, Media, PA 19063 ;or email to thetrust@decorativeartstrust.org.

Call for Applications: Decorative Arts Trust Curatorial Internship Grant

The Decorative Arts Trust is accepting applications for a two-year challenge grant of $17,500 per year in sponsorship of a curatorial internship.  The Trust’s Curatorial Internship Grant provides critical employment opportunities for emerging museum professionals at qualified institutions.  The intern will receive from the Trust an additional $2,500 in funding per year to offset the cost of travel related to research and professional development programs. Potential museum and historical society collaborators should apply by September 30, 2018. The application packet must consist of a formal letter of interest describing the nature of the project(s) in which the intern will be involved during the two-year period and identifying the staff member who will supervise and mentor the intern; the supervisor’s CV; pertinent background information related to particular initiatives, exhibitions, or research related to the intern’s planned projects; and a statement of how the institution plans to raise the $35,000 in matching funding over two years.  A draft of a job description is strongly encouraged.  Please note that mentorship is a significant consideration in this program.  The Trust’s selection will be announced by October 31, with grant funds available as early as January 1, 2019.

For information about past recipients, please visit the Trust’s website[decorativeartstrust.org]. Please submit applications by mail to The Decorative Arts Trust, 20 South Olive Street, Suite 204, Media, PA 19063 or email to thetrust@decorativeartstrust.org.

Webinars | Applying for 2019-2020 IIE Fulbright Grants for Graduate Research Abroad

Below is a list of webinars that IIE will be hosting for applicants over the summer.  The GC’s campus deadline is September 5.

2019-2020 IIE Fulbright Grants for Research Abroad

Applicant Webinars

Please contact Rachel Sponzo at rsponzo@gc.cuny.edu for any questions.

Deadline extended to July 3 | USS Scholarships (Ernesto Malave Merit & Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarships)

The University Student Senate (USS) is pleased to announce their Ernesto Malave Merit, Graduate Peer Mentoring, and Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarships competition.

One Ernesto Malave Merit Scholarship of $1500.00 will be awarded to a Graduate Center student in good academic standing with a 3.5 GPA and above demonstrating outstanding academic and leadership performance under extraordinary circumstances.

The Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Awards are for Graduate Center students with a disability and / or international students that have at least a 2.5 GPA.  One Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Award of $1000.00 shall be awarded to a student with a disability and one to an international student.  These scholarships recognizes international students and students with disabilities who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and enthusiastic leadership and service under extraordinary circumstances. (more…)

Due June 15 | Applications for Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

The 2018 call for the Fulbright-Hays/DDRA grant was just announced in the federal register.

The Graduate Center’s internal deadline will be Friday, June 15, by 4:00 p.m. in order to allow for proper review of applications prior to the U.S. Department of Education’s transmittal deadline of July 2. No extensions to this deadline will be possible.

Students who plan to apply should contact the Rachel Sponzo in the Provost’s Office (rsponzo@gc.cuny.edu) as soon as possible for additional information.

Thank you. (more…)

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