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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…)

Due May 28 | Applications for CUNY Cultural Corps

Attention current CUNY Graduate Students:

CUNY Cultural Corps has extended our application deadline for the 2018-19 Academic Year just for you! *The application can only be accessed through this email. Please read more details about the program below and on our website. (more…)

Due May 20 | Call for Applications: CLACLS Digital and Data Fellows

The Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies of the CUNY Graduate Center is looking to fill TWO fellowship positions for Fall 2018, with the possibility of renewal pending funding and successful completion of assignments. Each fellow must be enrolled full-time as a doctoral student at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

Each position pays a stipend of $5,000 for the academic semester.  Please indicate position of interest in your application packet: (more…)

Deadline extended to May 4 | Applications for CLACLS/ YAI Network Fellowship 2018

YAI Network Fellowship 2018

The Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2018 YAI Fellowship. In collaboration with the CLACLS, the YAI will award a grant to support a $1,000 fellowship for one Ph.D. student at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

YAI supports people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities in achieving the fullest life possible by creating new opportunities for living, loving, working, and learning. YAI is a network of agencies with programs that empower and enhance the lives of thousands of people we support and their families.

The competition is open to students at the Graduate Center who:

– Are enrolled full-time in a doctoral program, AND

– Are conducting individual research related to Latinos with intellectual or developmental disabilities, OR

– Are conducting individual research related to Latinos and health (broadly defined)


All applications must be submitted as ONE SINGLE DOCUMENT (Word or PDF) to clacls@gc.cuny.edu with the subject heading “[LAST NAME] 2018 YAI Fellowship Application.” Application materials must be organized as follows:

  1. 1.  A single cover page stating the applicant’s full name, email address, home address, GC program, and field of study.
  2. 2.  A one-page description of the research project, including research question, methodology, and research objective (12pt font, Times New Roman, 1” Margins, Single Spaced). If the current project is part of a group, you must demonstrate that your doctoral research will be on Latino communities as defined in the above criteria.
  3. 3.  Curriculum Vitae (no more than two pages)


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Monday, April 30, 2018, 5PM  Friday, May 4, 2018, 5PM

Decisions will go out May 7th, 2018. For more information, contact CLACLS at 212.817.8438

The grant will be awarded on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the YAI Latino Conference to be held at the Graduate Center. The recipient of the award must be present on the day of the conference for the award ceremony.

Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, 5419
New York, NY 10016
(212) 817-8441
CLACLS Website


Decorative Arts Trust Summer Research Grants

The Decorative Arts Trust is accepting applications for our 2018 Summer Research Grants. Each year the Trust awards at least five research grants to graduate students working on a Master’s thesis or PhD dissertation in a fields related to the decorative arts. Grants range from $500-$1,000. More information, as well as descriptions of past grant projects, can be found on our website[decorativeartstrust.org].

In partnership with other organizations the Trust also offers grants for topics with a particular focus:

  • Marie Zimmermann Grant: Sponsored by the Marie & John Zimmermann Fund, these grants are allocated to projects that focus on late-19th and 20th-century topics.
  • DARTS Grant: Sponsored by the Decorative Arts Society of Orange County, these grants are allocated for students pursuing a topic based on objects, collections, crafts, or designers located on the West Coast or students enrolled at a West Coast based graduate program

Applications can be submitted electronically[decorativeartstrust.org] through the Trust website, or downloaded as a PDF[decorativeartstrust.org] and sent by post to The Decorative Arts Trust, 20 South Olive Street, Suite 204, Media, PA 19063, or emailed to thetrust@decorativeartstrust.org. Applications must be received no later than April 30, 2018. Please contact Trust Programming & Communications Coordinator Christian Roden with any questions at croden@decorativeartstrust.org or at 610-627-4970.

Founded in 1977, the Decorative Arts Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and fostering of the appreciation and study of the decorative arts through programming, collaborations and partnerships with museums and preservation organizations, and the underwriting of internships, scholarships, and research grants for graduate students and young professionals.

Deadline Sept 5 | 2019-2020 IIE Fulbright Grants for Graduate Research Abroad

2019-2020 IIE Fulbright Grants for Graduate Research Abroad

Campus Deadline: Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 5pm

The 2019-20 Institute for International Education (IIE) Fulbright Grant competition is now open, application materials and guidelines are available on-line at http://www.us.fulbrightonline.org.

The application must be completed online and the website provides full guidelines, instructions, and country-specific information.  Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and proficiency in the host country language.

The Graduate Center deadline for students to submit IIE Fulbright applications (including transcripts and reference letters) is Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 5:00pm.  This date enables the Graduate Center to transmit evaluated applications to IIE by the early October deadline.  No applications will be accepted after September 5.  Students who have submitted a complete application by September 5 will be asked to attend an interview with a GC Campus Evaluation Committee in late September.

In preparing your application you are encouraged to work with your faculty adviser.  The Graduate Center’s Fulbright Program Adviser, Rachel Sponzo, can be reached by email, rsponzo@gc.cuny.edu, or by phone, 212-817-7282.  Please note that the Fulbright application is entirely online and all references and language evaluations must be submitted electronically.  Transcripts and letters of affiliation must be scanned and uploaded electronically.

Guidance and information webinars are organized by IIE thought-out the spring and summer.  The schedule and additional information can be found on the IIE website under Fulbright Events.

If you are thinking of applying, please contact Rachel Sponzo at rsponzo@gc.cuny.edu or 212-817-7282 for additional information.

Due Apr 1 | Call for Applications: 2018 Reclaimed Lands Conference Planning Fellowship


The Freshkills Park Team is working to transform the 2,200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill on the Arthur Kill waterfront of Staten Island into a new public park over the next 25 years. The ongoing development of Freshkills Park is one of the most ambitious public works projects in the history of New York City, using state of the art ecological restoration techniques in an extraordinary setting for recreation, public art, and environmental education.

The Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research at the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center expands the diverse ways that the public humanities function in public life and as a public good. Made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this initiative brings together over 40 faculty, students, and–uniquely–civic, cultural, and community partners to create and circulate research through public projects, engaged scholarship, and interdisciplinary activities at CUNY and throughout New York City. (more…)

Due Apr 27 | Call for applications: IRADAC Fellowship 2018-2019

IRADAC Fellows Program
Fall 2018/Spring 2019

The IRADAC Fellowship provides institutional and intellectual support for Ph.D. candidates at the writing stage. Organized around an interdisciplinary seminar, the IRADAC Dissertation Fellowship offers sustained and supportive criticism among scholars writing on any area of the African Diaspora.  During the academic year, fellows will have the opportunity to take advantage of mentoring, professional development, and editorial feedback on their writing while participating in a weekly seminar designed to keep the participants on a regular writing schedule.

Stipend & Conditions:
Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend.  All participants are expected to attend the weekly seminar.

The IRADAC Dissertation Fellowship is open to all students working on the the African Diaspora broadly defined.  Applicants must be within the last year of completing their dissertation.

Application Procedure
Faculty reference letter (from the Program EO or dissertation advisor) describing the research and the student’s progress should be submitted at http://www.gc.cuny.edu/iradacapp.

 Applicants must submit a one-page abstract of their dissertation project along with a timeline for completion.  Applicants should also submit an approved dissertation proposal including a detailed chapter outline.  A writing sample (e.g., chapter from the dissertation) and a CV are also required.  Applicants should submit their materials to the following link: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/iradacapp.

 All materials are due 4pm, Friday, April 27, 2018.

Applicants are encouraged to attend the current IRADAC Dissertation Fellows Symposium, “Black Global Desires: Freedom & Constraints” on May 4, 2018.  Recipients will be notified by May 4, 2018.  A mandatory organizational meeting for all recipients will be held at 12:00 pm on May 10, 2018 in room 8306

For additional information please contact:
Zee Dempster, Assistant Director
IRADAC – Institute for Research on the African Diaspora
in the Americas and the Caribbean
The Graduate Center, Room 7114

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