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Due April 10 | Applications for Archives & Performance Fellowship

A year-long interdisciplinary fellowship experimenting with research and performance approaches to understand stories and histories of the Penobscot River and watershed

APPLICATIONS DUE: April 10, 2019
FELLOWSHIP PERIOD: May 2019-May 2020
FOR DETAILS/TO APPLY: http://openwaters.org/fellowship [openwaters.org]

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What possibilities emerge when we look at social repair and environmental care as public, creative acts? The Archives & Performance Fellowship is a paid, year-long opportunity for four Fellows that follows the tradition of Wabanaki Guiding, connecting Native and non-Native people to place through experience, language, and story. Fellows will experiment with research and performance approaches to understand stories and histories of the Penobscot River and watershed. They will collaborate to create new work, inspired by their learning, that addresses ecological recovery and social justice. Fellowship activities will be led by Penobscot Nation partners and will center indigenous knowledge and experience.

The Fellowship year will include a regular check-in schedule, workshops and skill-shares, two intensives that immerse Fellows in research and performance methods, and a public performance and/or presentation of work created. This work may take many forms including but not limited to narrative play scripts, research papers, multi-media and video-based performance, spoken word, movement-based work, music and songwriting, cross-genre journals and/or any combination of forms and formats. Fellows will receive a $1500 stipend, dramaturgical/research support, connections with the broader In Kinship community, photo and video process documentation, and space to present their work. (more…)

Due Mar 22 | Fellowship Opportunity: Apply to be a GC Digital Fellow

Apply to become a GC Digital Fellow by March 22, 2019

Are you looking for a fellowship that will challenge you to enhance your existing technical skills? Do you enjoy working collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team? Do you like working with students, faculty, and staff to help them learn new digital tools and methods? Have you been experimenting with the use of technology in your own research?

GC Digital Initiatives is searching for new doctoral students to join our dynamic group of GC Digital Fellows. Together, GC Digital Fellows lead week-long digital research institutes, teach workshops on technical skills, create resources for GC students and faculty, and build digital projects that make use of the affordances of emerging technology while considering the ethical, social, and political stakes.

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 and implement them collaboratively. In the process, the GC Digital Fellows Program helps build out “The Digital GC” — a vision of the Graduate Center that incorporates technology into its core research and teaching missions. GC Digital fellows are particularly invested in the way in which questions of race, gender, and social justice intersect with technology.

Our work includes:

●      Exploring new ways for Graduate Center faculty, students, and staff to share their academic work through emergent technological tools and social media tools;

●      Contributing to and helping to implement a strategic vision for public digital scholarship at the GC;

●      Consulting with GC faculty members on digital scholarly projects;

●      Offering skill-building workshops to GC students, faculty, and staff;

●      Developing websites and web applications for special initiatives;

●      Fostering community around digital projects at the GC;

●      Experimenting with computational and networked forms of scholarly communication;

●      Supporting innovative courses that introduce emerging digital methods;

●      Encouraging the exploration of digital scholarship, methods, and tools through office hours, our Python Users Group Meetings, and digital research institutes.

Doctoral students at any level are eligible to apply, and we encourage applications from women and people of color. We hope to add strength to our program in graphic and web design, Python, machine learning, text analysis, R, and qualitative analysis; however, we encourage those with skills and interests in addition to these to apply, as well.

To get a better sense of our work, you can read the GC Digital Fellows’ blog, Tagging the Tower, and our semesterly blog post “What is GCDI?


Total compensation for the award is $28,128. Funding will include a graduate assistant appointment, which carries 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. Digital Fellows will be required to work a total of 450 non-teaching hours during the academic year (two 15-week semesters).

The initial DF appointment is for one year (exact dates vary and will be specified upon appointment). Determinations of DF re-appointments will be made on annual basis up to three years, depending on individual eligibility and GC needs.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a statement of interest (no more than 1-2 pages), a CV, a list of digital projects undertaken and/or completed, and a letter of reference from a faculty advisor (can be sent separately) to gcdi@gc.cuny.edu with “Digital Fellows Application” in the subject line. Applications must be received by March 22, 2019 to be considered.


Please contact Lisa Rhody, Deputy Director, Digital Initiatives ( lrhody@gc.cuny.edu ) with any questions you might have.

Apply by April 15 | Fellowship to attend the LA Review of Books Summer Publishing Workshop

The PublicsLab is pleased to announce that in partnership with the LA Review of Books, we will be sending one PhD student from the Grad Center this summer to the LA Review of Books/USC Publishing Workshop.

The LARB/USC Publishing Workshop is an intensive, three-week summer course on book, magazine, and online publishing held on the University of Southern California campus, 7–26 July 2019. Through lectures, seminars, and practical instruction, participants learn the foundations of print and online editing and production; gain insight into the financial and business side of publishing; and connect with over 60 industry leaders from across the country working in all areas of traditional and new media publishing.

For too long, publishing has been inaccessible to all but a small segment of the population and the result has been a lack of diversity at every level of the profession. The LARB/USC Publishing Workshop aims to transform the industry from the ground up through its commitments to recruiting students underrepresented in the publishing industry; to prioritizing student financial aid; and to celebrating independent presses, outlets, and platforms throughout the country that are changing the face of publishing today.

All Graduate Center PhD students in the humanities or humanistic social sciences are invited to apply. The selected Graduate Center fellow will receive full tuition, plus a $1500 housing and travel stipend. Upon their return from the publishing workshop, they will share what they learned with the PublicsLab community.

LARB and the PublicsLab will hold an info session via Zoom for prospective applicants in March. Please contact Stacy Hartman shartman2@gc.cuny.edu for more information and to access the info session. Students can also visit the Publishing Workshop website for more information.

Deadline Feb 24 | 2019 Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts & Sciences Student Grant Competition

2019 Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts & Sciences Student Grant Competition

The Futures Initiative is pleased to announce the second annual Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts & Sciences Grant Competition. Thanks to a generous gift from Curtis Wong, recipient of an honorary degree [cuny.us10.list-manage.com] from the Graduate Center in 2016, as well as a matching grant from Microsoft and several anonymous donations, the competition honors Dr. Lennihan for her extraordinary service on behalf of students and faculty at the Graduate Center. Six micro-grants in the amount of $500 for research related to the intersections of humanities, arts, science, and technology will be awarded to eligible doctoral students at the Graduate Center each year for five years. (more…)

Due Feb 24 | 2019-2020 Fellowship Opportunities with the Futures Initiative

Good news! The Futures Initiative is now seeking THREE Graduate Center doctoral students in any field for 2019-2020 fellowships.

Applications are due February 24, 2019.

These are one-year positions, renewable for up to three years (contingent on program funding), for the following roles:

We aim to build a team that is diverse in every way. Doctoral students who have backgrounds that are underrepresented in the academy are especially encouraged to apply.

Graduate Fellows are at the heart of the Futures Initiative, and the work we do is designed to support our mission and the professional goals of every Fellow. Our past fellows have gone on to do meaningful, inspiring work, both in the academy and beyond. In the same way that we advocate peer-to-peer communities online, peer mentorship, and student-centered learning in the classroom, so are we organized around the ideal of peer administration and peer leadership as the basis of agency and activism in the development of future leaders of a more equitable society and system of higher education. (more…)

Deadline Mar 1 | Apply for a TLC Fellowship for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

The CUNY Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center invites applications for Teaching and Learning Center Fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year. TLC Fellows support CUNY Graduate Center students who are teaching across CUNY by consulting with graduate instructors during office hours, developing workshops and Focused Inquiry Groups, producing content for the Center’s teaching Handbook, planning the Teach@CUNY Summer Institute, and contributing to a range of special projects. For more on TLC programming, visit our website at http://cuny.is/teaching.

This is a terrific opportunity to join a collaborative team of educators who are deeply committed to enhancing teaching across the nation’s largest, urban, public university.

GC TLC Fellows report to the director of the Teaching and Learning Center, and will be expected to work both independently and in collaboration with other TLC fellows and post-doctoral fellows. Ideal candidates will be deeply engaged with the City University of New York, and will be experienced college teachers familiar with current pedagogical conversations. 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). This position comes with the possibility of reappointment and additional remuneration for summer work. Please note that students may not hold this Fellowship and a GTF concurrently.

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

  • a statement of interest (no more than 1-2 pages)
  • a CV
  • the names and contact information (including email addresses) of three references

Please include “TLC Fellows Application” in the subject line. Applications must be received by March 1 to be considered.

Extended to Feb 18 | The Irwin H. Polishook Doctoral Scholarship Award

The Irwin H. Polishook Doctoral Scholarship Award (formerly named the Belle Zeller Scholarship Award) has been EXTENDED to February  18, 2019.

Doctoral students in Anthropology, Audiology, Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, Educational Psychology, Linguistics, Nursing, Political Science, 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. (more…)

Deadline Feb 15 | NY State Excelsior Fellowship



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…)

Deadline Mar 4 | FY 2019 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships

The Department of Education has just announced the 2019 Fulbright-Hays/DDRA fellowship competition. Please see the notice below.

The Graduate Center’s internal deadline for applications will be Monday, March 4, by 5:00 p.m. in order to allow for review of applications prior to the U.S. Department of Education’s transmittal deadline of March 25. No extensions to this deadline will be possible.

Students who are thinking of applying should contact Rachel Sponzo in the Provost’s Office (rsponzo@gc.cuny.edu) as soon as possible for additional information. (more…)

Deadline Feb 28 | Summer 2019 – CUNY- NYBG | Humanities Institute’s Research Fellowship Program

CUNY—New York Botanical Garden | Humanities Institute

Graduate Research Fellowship

Summer 2019

The Early Research Initiative invites applications for two CUNY—NYBG | Humanities Institute Graduate Research Fellowships.  These CUNY sponsored $4000 fellowships will be offered to CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. students (Level I onward) from any program with primary research interests related to the environmental humanities that can be studied using the collections of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at NYBG.  The Humanities Institute is a division within the Mertz Library, one of the most comprehensive botanical libraries worldwide, with holdings comprising eight centuries of knowledge about the plant kingdom and related topics.  The primary responsibilities of the fellowship recipient will be to conduct their own research and collaborate with curators and archivists to expand public awareness of the important historical materials that reflect worldwide knowledge of plant science and culture, the vision of nature, landscape and garden design. (more…)

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