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Due Jan 29 | Applications for the Vera Institute and CUNY Graduate Center Summer Fellowships

The Vera Institute and CUNY Graduate Center invites applications for four Summer Fellows who will be based in Vera’s New York City offices. These $4000 fellowships will be offered to Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program with primary research interests in criminal or immigration justice and the work of the Vera Institute. The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to collaborate with researchers in one of Vera’s 5 centers or programs on research relating to a specific project, including but not limited to data collection, analysis, fieldwork, report writing, stakeholder engagement, and dissemination. (more…)

Due Feb 9 | Graduate Center Early Research Initiative 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.

In the spirit of this history, the Early Research Initiative 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 with a distinctive interdisciplinary turn whose main question is driven by public needs and priorities. The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to produce a dissertation proposal or a dissertation chapter by September 2018 that will be showcased on the Provost’s website, as part of a new initiative in support of this theme.

Fellowship recipients will be required to do a brief public presentation on their work and write a short essay (2-3 pages) for public posting about the value of interdisciplinarity in the service of public knowledge.  Additional opportunities for social media contributions are possible.  Recipients will also be invited to participate in a working group advising the Provost on these topics in 2018-19.

Successful proposals will incorporate one or more of the following:

  • Plan for acquiring a new skill or new area of knowledge that will advance the research
  • Clear explanation of the significance of the research question to public knowledge
  • Clear explanation of any innovative aspect of interdisciplinary research methodology or public format (e.g., digital publishing, video, multimedia)
  • Brief account of how this project relates to your progress in your program

To apply please send a detailed letter of interest 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 Banner), and a letter of support from your primary advisor.

Instructions for submitting your application:

1)     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

2)     Email your file directly to fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu

Please use your graduate center email address when sending the file.

Instructions for Faculty Recommenders

1)     Prepare your reference letter as a regular word or pdf document.

2)     Please use the following format when naming your document:

Student Last Name, First Name

3)     Email your file directly to fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu


Application Deadline: Friday, February 9, 3pm



Dec 5 | Info Session, Vera Institute of Justice

Information Session: Vera Institute of Justice
Tuesday, December 5, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Graduate Center, Room 9204

Please register to attend here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSduD6I6kIZvxP8EiSP9iW6Zv7n7SlIMjhN0jnEaJklBbR9mWQ/viewform.

The Vera Institute of Justice has as its mission to build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities. To do this, it works to tackle the most pressing injustices of our day—from the causes and consequences of mass incarceration, racial disparities, and the loss of public trust in law enforcement, to the unmet needs of the vulnerable, the marginalized, and those harmed by crime and violence. You can find out more about Vera at https://www.vera.org/. (more…)

Deadline Jan 16 | Chateaubriand Fellowship Call for Applications 2018-2019

Dear colleague,

We would like to inform you that the Chateaubriand Fellowship[chateaubriand-fellowship.org] call for applications for 2018-2019 is now open. This fellowship offered by the Embassy of France in the United States allows doctoral students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4-9 months. We believe that this fellowship may interest colleagues in your university or graduate school who have or would like to initiate collaborations with French researchers.

This year, in support of the Make Our Planet Great Again[makeourplanetgreatagain.fr] Initiative launched by President Emmanuel Macron in June 2017, the Chateaubriand Program is offering additional fellowships for research projects related to Earth System Science, Climate Change and Sustainability, and Energy Transition.

Below and attached you will find a description of the Chateaubriand Fellowship. We would appreciate it if you could forward this information to any of your colleagues or other contacts that may be interested.

We remain at your disposal for any further information, and thank you in advance for your help in disseminating this call for applications.


The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications is now open: http://chateaubriand-fellowship.org[chateaubriand-fellowship.org]

Complete applications must be submitted by January 16, 2018.


Due Dec 4 | Call for Applications: GC Digital Fellowship in Design and Web Development

Call for Applications – GC Digital Fellowship in Design and Web Development


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. The GC Digital Fellows utilize a team-based approach as they explore creative solutions for collaboratively developing and implementing projects and activities to support GCDI’s core missions.

GC Digital Initiatives seeks to add a new fellow for Spring 2018 who is interested in design and website development. Candidates should have a digital portfolio of design projects to share and interest in working on website development. Ideally, candidates might have also have experience with HTML, CSS, and/or WordPress and the CUNY Academic Commons (commons.gc.cuny.edu). Candidates should have proven experience working in highly collaborative settings, be strong communicators, and demonstrate interest in teaching workshops and creating tutorials to help other students and faculty learn about design.  (more…)

Due Dec 11 | Applications for Advising Fellows Program in the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies

Advising Fellow Program – Spring 2018

The Advising Fellow Program aims to provide vital academic support to students in the MA in Liberal Studies (MALS) program while they study at the Graduate Center. The Advising Fellows will provide individualized academic support to the master’s students, guiding them in choosing courses, managing their work loads and meeting academic challenges, and enlisting faculty mentors to supervise their theses. The Fellows will be advanced doctoral students who have already successfully navigated their own Graduate Center course requirements and who will be able to share their wisdom and experience with the master’s students. Carefully chosen for their interpersonal skills and judgment, the Fellows will be accessible and open to students while also providing academic guidance.   (more…)

Deadline Jan 31 | ARC Student Research Praxis Awards 2018-2019

As part of its effort to encourage student research, the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) will be offering a number of Research Praxis Fellowships for the coming 2018-2019 academic year. The awards are valued at $4,000 each and are for one semester only. To be eligible you must be a full time student who has completed the First Exam but not yet completed the Second Exam at the time of the tenure of the award.

Students who accept this award will join an ARC student/faculty research cluster meetings led by ARC Distinguished Visiting Fellows from within and outside of the CUNY system working in related areas. They will be required to attend three (3) cluster meetings during the semester. Preference will be given to students whose research interests are congruent with the research themes of the Distinguished Fellowship Program for 2018-2019.  The themes are:




Global Cities

In addition to attending the three cluster meetings, awardees will be required to do the following:

  • Submit a research statement of approximately 10 pages to their ARC student/faculty research cluster at the end of the semester of their tenure.
  • Attend the weekly ARC seminars for the semester of their tenure (approximately 15 seminars each Thursday 4:30 – 6:30 pm throughout the semester)
  • Post a 400 word blog on the ARC student research website commenting on the issues raised in one of the seminars which they have attended.

Application is available here: Student ARC Praxis Application Form 2018-19

Deadline for applying is January 31, 2018.   Students will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by March 16, 2018.

Nominations for this award should be sent to: fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu.

Call for Proposals: Spring 2018 CUNY Academic Commons OER Faculty Teaching Fellowships

CUNY Academic Commons OER Faculty Teaching Fellowships


The CUNY Academic Commons (CAC), in collaboration with the Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), seeks applications for up to ten CUNY Academic Commons Open Educational Resources (OER) Faculty Teaching Fellowships for the Spring 2018 semester. Tenure-track, adjunct, and Graduate Teaching Fellow faculty who will be teaching at a CUNY campus in Spring 2018 are all eligible for this fellowship. (more…)

Due Jan 5 | Application for Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies – 2017 Research Award

Researchers from all academic disciplines are invited to apply. The Awards Program is open to CUNY faculty and Level 3 Ph.D. students (excluding those with appointments at the Murphy Institute).  Information and application can be found in the attachments below:

REVISED-Research Awards Program RFP — 11.21.17

REVISED- JSMI Research Awards Application-11.21.17

Applications are due by December 1, 2017 January 5, 2018, 5:00 PM by email to: JSMIResearch@gmail.com

Questions should be directed to JSMIResearch@gmail.com.


Thank you,

Rachel Sponzo
Associate Director of Student Research Fellowships
Office of the Provost
Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, room 8113.14
New York, NY  10016

Fellowships in Policy and Government, Upcoming Deadlines

Dear Students,

Three fellowship programs that can help you launch a career in government/public policy have upcoming deadlines: the NYS Assembly Graduate Internship Program, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, and the Presidential Management Fellowship. Recently, three Graduate Center students/alumni have been awarded these competitive fellowships.

  • Rebecca Rasch, a Graduate Center Sociology PhD, served as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Forest Service from 2015-2017, and is currently a Regional Social Scientist there. You can read more about her work here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccajrasch/



  • Susan Tsang, a 2015 Biology PhD, is currently a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. You’ll be able to hear her career story in one of our upcoming podcasts.


We encourage you to apply and are happy to provide feedback on your applications. Because deadlines are coming up, please contact me directly to let me know you’re planning to apply.

Jennifer S. Furlong, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Career Planning and Professional Development
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 3300.17
New York, NY 10016-4309
Appointment Request Form


2018 NYS Assembly Graduate Internship Program in Albany

As we approach the 2018 application deadline, I am writing to remind you about a superlative learning opportunity in Albany, the New York State Assembly Graduate Internship Program.

For information and applications, please see the following links:

Information: http://assembly.state.ny.us/internship/graduates/

Application: http://assembly.state.ny.us/internship/application/
The deadline for 2018 applications is October 31.


The Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Program is a prestigious two-year program to prepare graduates of graduate programs for upper-level management positions in the federal government.  It also provides some career assistance and access to a network of former and current fellows.  Fellows have gone on to careers in all branches of government and the private sector.

The application for the PMF Class of 2018 opens Monday, October 23, 2017 (12 Noon ET) via a job opportunity announcement on USAJOBS at www.USAJOBS.gov; search for “Presidential Management Fellows”.  NOTE:  The announcement will only be visible during the application period. It closes Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (12 Noon ET).  For application information for 2018, see https://www.pmf.gov/become-a-pmf/2018-application.aspx


The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is Seeking Recent and Current Graduate Students

This highly selective, rigorous leadership program recruits recent graduates (who completed an advanced degree two years prior to the application opening date) and current graduate students (who will complete an advanced degree by August 31, 2018) annually in the fall.

 Here is a sampling of degrees and disciplines for which the Federal Government has projected a need:

 Accounting/Finance

 Aeronautics and Space Science

 Computer Science

 Economics

 Engineering (all disciplines)

 Environmental Sciences

 Health/Medical Science

 Human Resources

 Information Technology

 International Affairs

 Public Administration and Public Policy

 Public Health

 Statistics

In addition, the Federal Government has a specific need for degrees and discipline related to Cybersecurity and Privacy.

 Fellows receive: Two-year paid fellowships, Competitive Pay and Benefits, and Training and Development

 Program and application information can be found at www.pmf.gov.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills to the federal policymaking process. Fellows serve yearlong assignments in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the federal government in Washington. Each year, the program adds to a growing corps over 3,000 strong of policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits, and industry to serve the nation and the world. The deadline to apply is November 1.



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