Museum of the City of New York
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship in History Education
The Museum of the City of New York fosters understanding of the distinctive nature of urban life in the world’s most influential metropolis. It engages visitors by celebrating, documenting, and interpreting the city’s past, present, and future. The Museum is riding an exciting wave of success and is in the midst of a revitalization of its mission and operations, which centers on the recent renovation and expansion of its historic building, the advancement of the stewardship of its collections, and new and ambitious exhibitions, publications, and public and school programs. (more…)
The Futures Initiative is seeking a Graduate Center doctoral student in any field for a 2019-2020 fellowship.
Applications are due February 8, 2019.
This is a one-year position, renewable for up to three years. We are seeking one new fellow in 2019-2020 for the following role: Web Designer and Digital Strategist. We aim to build a team that is diverse in every way. Doctoral students who have backgrounds 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…)
Application Deadline: Monday, February 5th, 2019
Eligibility: Doctoral Students at the Graduate Center, CUNY
Lost & Found is a publishing project centered on student archival research in 20th century cultural materials, with a focus on poetry and poetics. Poised at the intersection of scholarly investigation, innovative publishing, and cultural preservation, each Lost & Found chapbook emphasizes the importance of collaborative and archival research. The work of Lost & Found is multi-valent and involves: archival research at all stages of its development, digital practices, public events, oral history, mentorship, transcription, and editorial support. (more…)
The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY and Humanities New York announce the call for applicants for the 2019-2020 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…)
For students who will graduate/have graduated during the 2018-2019 academic year. It’s a terrific opportunity for a master’s or doctoral student to start a career in policy at the state level. Last year’s fellow, Jonathan Hill, a history PhD alumnus, is currently working at the Department of Transportation, Policy & Planning Division in Albany.
Graduate Center students can apply to the Excelsior via GC Connect (position number 3474). The GC internal deadline is Monday, February 11, 2019. Information about accessing GC Connect can be found here: https://careerplan.commons.gc.cuny.edu/services
NEW YORK STATE EXCELSIOR SERVICE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
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…)
The Graduate Center Library:
Deadline to submit: Monday, December 17th, 2018, midnight
Open Pedagogy Fellowships
The Library seeks applications for up to ten Open Pedagogy Fellows for the Spring 2019 semester, each carrying a $2500 stipend. The Fellowship experience will enhance participants’ understanding of open pedagogy and their ability to employ elements of open pedagogy in their teaching. Throughout the Fellowship, a variety of concepts relating to open pedagogy will be introduced, including but not limited to: evaluating, supplementing, and teaching with Open Educational Resources (OER), integrating zero-cost course materials, and licensing, copyright, and fair use as it pertains to OER. (more…)
Deadline Jan 28 | Early Research Initiative/PublicsLab Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Research in the Service of Public Knowledge
The Carnegie Foundation initiative on doctoral education uses the label “steward” to convey a role for scholars that transcends accomplishments and skills: it has an ethical and political dimension. “Self-identifying as a steward,” Chris Golde of Stanford says, “implies adopting a sense of purpose that is larger than oneself” or one’s own discipline. Students and faculty at the Graduate Center have a rich history of conducting interdisciplinary work that seeks to enrich public knowledge and public discourse. (more…)
Graduate Center Early Research Initiative/Digital Initiatives
Connect New York Fellowships
Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 5pm
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 2019. 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).
The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to produce a dissertation proposal or dissertation chapter by September 2019; a condensed and public facing version of this research will be showcased on the Provost’s website, as part of a new initiative in support of this theme. Profiles for previous fellowship recipients can be seen here: https://connectny.commons.gc.cuny.edu/
In addition, fellowship recipients will work in collaboration with a team of digital fellows to produce materials for their own individual research profiles for the ConnectNY site (including public facing blog posts, project descriptions, short filmed interviews, and accompanying visual materials) which will be due in mid-August. Additional opportunities for social media contributions are possible.
Successful proposals will clearly explain one or more of the following:
- how your work advances knowledge about or for New York and surrounding areas
- the significance of your work to your own field and to the public
- how your work directly impacts the city
- any innovative aspect of your research methodology or communication platform which might lend itself to public display (for example, data visualizations, websites, maps, or other form of scholarly product beyond writing)
- a brief account of how this project will further your progress in your program
To apply please send a detailed letter of interest (up to three pages) describing your project that addresses the above points, a c.v., a current Graduate Center transcript (students may submit the unofficial student copy that can be printed from CUNYFirst), and a letter of support from your primary advisor.
Instructions for submitting your application:
- Please combine the above materials (except for the letter of recommendation) into a SINGLE file (either as a pdf document or a word document).
Use the following format when naming your document: Last Name, First Name, Program
- Email your file directly to email@example.com
Please use your graduate center email address when sending the file.
Instructions for Faculty Recommenders
- Prepare your reference letter as a regular word or pdf document.
- Please use the following format when naming your document:
Student Last Name, First Name
- Email your file directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 5pm
Deadline Feb 6 | Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship
Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019, 3:00 pm
The Provost’s Office is pleased to announce the following pre-dissertation fellowship competition for doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences. These summer awards provide $4,000.
This fellowship program has two objectives:
- To allow students to conduct pre-dissertation research and training following completion of the first exam.
- To support the development of a dissertation research proposal suitable for submission to an external funding agency.
Early Research Initiative (ERI)
Archival Research Grants
Deadline for Applications: Monday, February 4th, 2019, 3pm
The Provost’s Office is pleased to announce the following summer research grant programs to support advanced doctoral student research and travel.
The Early Research Initiative Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies is designed to support doctoral students whose projects necessitate work in archives, repositories, and special collections (public and private) during the summer of 2019. Particular attention will be given to research projects that are interdisciplinary in nature. Students need not be members of the American Studies Certificate Program in order to apply, but their research must intersect with American Studies (broadly construed) in some discernible way. (more…)