Category Archives: Opportunities

Write Now: A Writing Meetup

Write Now
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 – Friday, June 1, 2018
11:00 am.. – 3:00 p.m.
CUNY Graduate Center, room 3317

A Writing Meetup
Writing over summer break? Working on your dissertation, class assignments, job materials, conference presentations, or other writing?
Launch your summer writing with our Write Now writing sessions!

Come write alongside other GC students—we provide the space and coffee; you bring your work. We’ll be offering Write Now sessions on four days, four hours per day: Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, June 1, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day. Pop in and out as you desire! A Graduate Writing Consultant will be on call for any questions you have about your work. Optional writing strategies, goal-setting, and group check-ins will be available for those interested.

This event is co-sponsored by the Futures Initiative.

Please RSVP
If planning to attend the event, please register using our 2017-18 Event Registration Form.

Deadline June 19 | 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. Continue reading Deadline June 19 | USS Scholarships (Ernesto Malave Merit & Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarships)

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 ( as soon as possible for additional information.

Thank you. Continue reading Due June 15 | Applications for Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program

Deadline May 20 | The Advocate Call for Contributions


The Advocate invites everyone to contribute to the conversations on Revolution and Sovereignty that we have sustaining since last semester. Building on our recent double issue on the question of sovereignty ([]), we are now accepting contributions that expand these conversations to a wide array of social and political fields.

It is time we accept that we live in radical times, and to ask what sorts of revolutions we can not only imagine but also plan. CUNY occupies a unique position in New York City’s cultural and academic landscape, and we believe we can provide a platform that can harness that potential and build a real conversation about sustainable and radical change. It is far too easy to lead with despair these days, and our only effective option is to work together, and think together, as we never have before. We request that you write for us and talk to the vast political community this university can cultivate, and that you encourage your undergraduates to do so as well.

We’re interested in essays that historicize and criticize our understanding of revolutionary transformations of all kinds, whether by that you mean revolutionary polities or revolutionary bodies. How do they shape the ways in which we map and organize the world we inhabit? Talk to us about hurricanes, about civil rights, about quantum physics, about Audre Lorde and Agha Shahid Ali— about what it means for revolution to simultaneously be a temporal ritual, an aesthetic epiphany, a shift in scientific paradigms, and a political desire baked deep into our collective psyche.

We particularly invite science writers who can contribute regularly on diverse topical subjects and on scientific practice in the current political climate.

The deadline for contributing to the next issue is May 20.

Please do send your impressions, your thoughts, and your ideas to our Editor-in-Chief, Bhargav Rani, at Also ‘cc’ to

 And yes, we pay for articles!

​The Advocate pays $100-$120 for articles that are around 1500-2000 words, and about $150-$200 for longer essays that entail more research and labor. Other contributions like reviews and photo essays will also be compensated for at competitive rates. And of course, we promise enthusiastic editorial support and love from our team!

We look forward to some excellent contributions from you!


Bhargav Rani
Doctoral Student of Theatre, The Graduate Center
Teaching Fellow at Hunter College
Chief Editor of the Advocate
City University of New York

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

Due April 30 | CFP: 2018 NYCDH Graduate Student Project Awards

Proposals are due for the NYCDH Graduate Student Project Award on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 11:59pm. CUNY Graduate Center students have won these awards in the past and we would love to see another strong showing this year.

See for the full call for proposals.

Finished proposals (and questions) should be sent to with the subject heading: NYCDH Grad Student Award Proposal 2018.

April 26 | Statistics with R for Language Researchers Workshop

Statistics with R for Language Researchers Workshop

A 2 session workshop for statistical analysis using R by Christen N Madsen II (Linguistics) and Kalina Gjicali (Educational Psychology) from the Quantitative Research Consulting Center. The workshop is hand-on using data and examples from language studies.

All are welcome! The examples will be targeted towards language research but the code and stats covered are applicable in most fields. Space is limited. Register early.

Register @[] or Email
Session I – Thu 26 April
Skylight 9100

R, Data Exploration, & Fundamental Statistics

  • Fundamentals of R refresher
  • Data exploration
  • Basic Statistics

Session II – Thu 3 May

Mixed-effects modeling

  • Fixed v. Random effects
  • Model assumptions
  • Model selection
  • Model Interpretation


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 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


April 26 | Careers in Education Consulting, Research, and Tech

Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Graduate Center, Room 9206

About the Event
Thinking about applying your PhD toward broader, education-related fields? Interested in learning more about career options in education consulting, research, or technology? Come to our panel to meet alumni in these professions, hear their experience and advice, and to learn about transferring your graduate skills toward these fields.
Confirmed Panelists
·       Lisa Auslander (PhD Urban Education), Principal Investigator and Project Director, Bridges to Academic Success
·       Jennifer Bernstein (PhD English), President, Get Yourself Into College Inc.
·       Rachel Burstein (PhD History), Senior Curriculum Designer, IXL
·       Glen Olson (PhD History), Senior Curriculum Designer, IXL
·       Christine Pinnock (PhD Cultural Anthropology), Owner, Building Future Legacies for Young Scholars
Please RSVP
If planning to attend the event, please register using our 2017-18 Event Registration Form.