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Deadline Oct 31 | Curatorial Internship Grant

The Decorative Arts Trust is now accepting applications for a two-year Curatorial Internship Grant. The Trust’s Internship Grants provide critical employment opportunities for emerging museum professionals at qualified institutions.  This is a two-year challenge grant of $17,500 per year. 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; a statement of how the institution plans to raise the $35,000 in matching funding over two years; the supervisor’s CV; and pertinent background information related to particular initiatives, exhibitions, or research related to the intern’s planned projects.  Images and a draft of a job description are 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.


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, 2018.

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.

CLACLS Summer Research Travel Fellowships


The Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies (CLACLS) is presently accepting proposals for its 2018 Summer Research Travel Fellowships. CLACLS will award multiple fellowships of up to $1,000 (partial awards will also be granted) to full-time students currently enrolled in one of the Doctoral programs at the Graduate Center who are interested in travelling to Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, or Portugal to conduct research during the Summer 2018.

Eligible expenses will include travel and accommodation costs incurred to examine archival and other primary source material and/or to interview relevant informants. Partial awards to cover the eligible expenses may be made. Expenses attendant to travel to scholarly conferences, classes, or seminars are not eligible for support. (more…)

Due April 30 | Call for Applications: 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.

Due Mar 9 | Applications for the Decorative Arts Trust Curatorial Intern; Metropolitan Museum of Art Research Scholarship

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking eligible candidates for The Decorative Arts Trust Curatorial Internship/Research Scholarship for 2018-2020.

The Decorative Arts Trust Curatorial Intern/Research Scholar is a two-year position funded jointly by the Decorative Arts Trust and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This partnership seeks to provide hands-on curatorial experience for students and young professionals interested in museum careers. (more…)

Feb 16 | 2018-2019 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship

The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY and Humanities New York announce the call for applicants for the 2018-2019 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…)

Deadline Feb 23 | Graduate Center Connect New York Summer Fellowships

Graduate Center Early Research Initiative/Digital Initiatives

Connect New York Fellowships

Application Deadline: Friday, February 23, 3pm

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 2018. 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). (more…)

Call for applications: 2018-2019 GC Digital Fellows

Review of Applications will begin on February 16, 2018

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 that can be implemented in a collaborative fashion. In the process, the Program helps build out “The Digital GC” — a vision of the Graduate Center that incorporates technology into its core research and teaching missions.


Deadline Feb 16 | Mellon Humanities Alliance Fellowship for Doctoral Students Interested in Community College Teaching

Deadline: February 16, 2018

Contact: info@cunyhumanitiesalliance.org

The Humanities Alliance is soliciting applications for a unique fellowship opportunity enabling nine (9) doctoral students at the Graduate Center to explore community college pedagogy and possible teaching careers. In addition to actual teaching experience at a community college, Fellows will participate in dedicated teaching and learning workshops designed to help them prepare their courses and examine how community colleges foster innovation that serves the “new majority” of undergraduate students today. (more…)

Due Feb 20 | TLC Graduate Fellowships, 2018-2019

The CUNY Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center invites applications for TLC Fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year. TLC Fellows support CUNY Graduate Center students who are teaching across CUNY by developing and leading workshops and Focused Inquiry Groups, adding to the Teach@CUNY Handbook, consulting with graduate instructors during office hours, and contributing to a range of other projects. During the 2017-18 academic year, TLC fellows worked on projects related to creative assignment design, accessibility, socially conscious pedagogy, open teaching, teaching as an international student, museum pedagogy, approaches to interdisciplinarity, open educational resources, digital pedagogy, and more. In addition to continuing this work, the TLC plans to launch additional programs in 2018-2019 that focus on quantitative and scientific instructional methodologies, working across satellite CUNY campuses, and approaches to undergraduate research. Read more about the Teaching and Learning Center’s work at http://cuny.is/teaching. This is a terrific opportunity to join a team of committed educators who are thinking through what support for graduate student teachers can and should look like, specifically in the context of the nation’s largest, urban, public university.

GC TLC Fellows report to the director of the Teaching and Learning Center, and will work both independently and in collaboration with other TLC fellows, the assistant director, and two post-doctoral fellows. Ideal candidates will be deeply engaged with the City University of New York, and will be experienced college instructors familiar with current pedagogical conversations in the academy. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a proven ability to conceive of and implement original programming that furthers the scholarship of teaching and learning, and a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary work between the humanities, social sciences and the sciences.

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). Fellows are required to attend weekly staff meetings, bi-weekly check-ins with the director, and weekly office hours. This position comes with the possibility of reappointment.

To apply

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

  • a statement of interest (no more than 1-2 pages)
  • a CV
  • and the names and contact information for two references

Please include “TLC Fellows Application” in the subject line. Applications must be received by 9 am on February 20th to be considered.

Careers in Gov’t: Two Fellowships in NY State

Message from Jennifer Furlong,  the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development:

2018-2019 New York State Senate Fellowships

As we begin the spring 2018 semester, I am writing to alert you about another superlative learning opportunity in Albany, the 2018-2019 New York State Senate Fellowships – for Graduate Students, Post-Graduates, and Mid-Career Professionals. Here is the link to the NYS Senate Fellowships information/application: https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/articles/new-york-senate-graduate-fellowships
The deadline for 2018-2019 application is April 27. The NYS Senate fellowship administrators are eager to consider qualified candidates—especially CUNY graduate students who are military veterans. (more…)

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