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AAUW Accepting Applications for International Fellows

The American Association of University Women is accepting applications for its International Fellowships.

Through the annual program, fellowships of up to $30,000 are awarded to women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. In addition, a limited number of awards are available for study outside the United States (excluding an applicant’s home country) for women who are members of Graduate Women International. Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.

Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2017, and have applied to their proposed institution of study by the time of the application. Up to five International Master’s/First Professional Degree Fellowships are renewable for a second year.

See the AAUW website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, information about previous fellows, and application instructions.



Oct 31 | Deadline for Preliminary Request for Funding

The procedures for the submission of student requests for Conference Presentation Support funds are the same as last semester. In order for all eligible students to apply for this funding, students must submit an on-line Preliminary Request for Funding which includes their basic conference & travel information. Online submissions start today, October 17, 2017.  The submission deadline is October 31,

Reminder: For all academically-related international travel, students must follow the CUNY International Travel Guidelines, in particular, the section on mandatory procedures for “CUNY-affiliated Independent Academic Travel.”  Further details are below.

The link to the Preliminary Request for Funding is:

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DSC Grants: Second Deadline October 20 at 11:59 PM!

Dear Students,

Apply for a DSC Grant! The upcoming deadline is October 20 at 11:59 PM. Any
current doctoral or master’s student at the Graduate Center CUNY seeking
funds for organizing conferences or events that could benefit fellow
students are encouraged to apply.
For more information, please see here:

If you have already received this announcement, please accept our apologies
for cross-posting. We hope that you might communicate this information
about the DSC funding opportunities to fellow students in your programs.

If you miss the October 20 deadline, fear not, as additional deadlines are
as follows:

November 17, 2017
January 19, 2018
March 16, 2018

For questions about eligibility, please contact the Officer for Funding at
Doctoral Students’ Council | Robert E. Gilleece Student Center | Room 5495
The Graduate Center, CUNY | 365 Fifth Avenue | New York, NY 10016-4309


Oct 26 | How to Launch a Startup

How to Launch a Startup

Thursday, 10/26/2017
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Graduate Center, Room C203

Ever thought of a better way of doing things? Ever had an idea that could make a splash? Ever wanted to start your own company? Entrepreneurship skills are useful not just for embarking on your own business venture. They’re increasingly useful across all kinds of workplaces, from academia to the tech industry.

CUNY Startups helps CUNY students learn entrepreneurship skills by building their own business projects using design thinkinglean startup, and agile development methods. At this event, CUNY Startups Executive Director Olga Bartnicki introduces GC students to what it takes to create your own business.

Olga is a seasoned entrepreneur and Harvard MBA who has launched and sold several startups. She now gives back to the NYC and CUNY community by running accelerator programs, workshops, and hackathons for an interdisciplinary group of graduate and undergraduate students from across CUNY campuses. From developing an idea and drafting a plan to acquiring key mindsets and skills, Olga will discuss the what, why, and how of launching a startup.

The event will be followed by an open Q&A with refreshments (coffee, cookies, etc.).

Please register to attend here.

Oct 18 | TLC Workshop: Languages

Wednesday, October 18
1-3pm, Room 9206

Approximately 40 percent of CUNY undergraduates speak a language other than English at home, and with 174 different languages spoken across campuses, CUNY is one of the most linguistically diverse universities in the nation. Are you looking for ways to leverage this multilingualism in your classroom? Do you want to better support your non-native English speaking students? Or are you an international student teaching, or getting ready to teach, but who finds the prospect of teaching in English daunting?

Please join the Teaching and Learning Center for a workshop on languages at CUNY. Multilingualism is an asset in the classroom, and in this workshop we’ll discuss and strategize ways to support and improve our students’ learning by leveraging their–and our own–diverse language backgrounds.

We’ll discuss three different types of non-native English speakers–international students, recent immigrants, and Generation 1.5 students–and reflect on how our classroom practices might support and build upon their language skills. We’ll also consider ways in which international or multilingual instructors can enhance their teaching using their linguistic backgrounds. We’ll share sample activities and (re-)design activities or assignments for our own classes (bring them!) that takes full advantages of the wide range of language spoken by ourselves and our students.

To RSVP, please visit

GC Digital Initiatives October Events

Workshop: “Sound” Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 – 6:30-8:30pm

Does your research involve sound? Would you like to learn more about digital tools for capturing, editing and managing audio files, as well as qualitative coding and transcribing their content? This workshop will review some hardware, software, techniques and concepts that are useful to scholars working with sound – be it music, voices, soundscapes or otherwise.

This workshop will be hosted by GC Digital Fellow Kelsey Chatlosh.

Register HERE


Skill Share: “What DH Summer School or Training should I go to?”  Thursday, October 12th, 2017 – 12:00 – 1:30pm Room 7414 of the Digital Scholarship Lab

Are you interested in learning a technical skill or method to improve or enhance your research? Are you interested in applying for the Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant for travel and training? Come learn about your options in a casual discussion about the various options for training and travel in digital humanities and social sciences from fellow students. We can talk about how to plan your budget, about the types of classes available, travel arrangements and more. You don’t need to stay for the whole time. Feel free to just drop by. Skill Shares are free and open to everyone at the GC, and this Skill Share will be hosted by GC Digital Fellows Kelsey Chatlosh and Jojo Karlin.


Skill Share: “Pandoc”  Thursday, October 26th, 2017 – 12:00 – 1:30pm Room 7414 of the Digital Scholarship Lab

Pandoc offers you an easy way to publish a document that is created in plain text into many different publication formats. If you’d like to free yourself from the shackles of Microsoft Word and enjoy the freedom that comes with free and open publishing solutions, join us to learn how. The format of the workshop will be informal. Novices are welcome. If you’re interested, there’s no need to sign up. You can just drop by. Skill Shares are free and open to everyone at the GC. This Skill Share will be hosted by GC Digital Fellow Tahir Butt.


Workshop: “Cleaning Data with OpenRefine” Thursday, October 26th, 2017 – 6:30-8:30pm

Data cleaning is an important step in any data-driven research project. Often data is harvested from diverse sources such as the web, databases, spreadsheets, text files, and countless other places. These sources can employ different encodings, formats, and follow different conventions all of which must be normalized before analysis can take place. Exactly what steps must be taken to clean a dataset depends on the data involved and the type of analysis being conducted. OpenRefine is a tool designed to make data cleaning easy. In this workshop we will learn how to use OpenRefine to clean a dataset as well as talk generally about the process of data cleaning.

This workshop will be hosted by GC Digital Fellows Jeremy March and Hannah Aizenman.

Register HERE


Don’t forget to apply for a Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant by October 20th if you are a PhD student!

Have a digital project you want to share with the CUNY Digital Humanities Initiative? Sign up for a Lightning Talk and present your work​ on November 14th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.



About the Workshops and the GC Digital Fellows Program:

Part of GC Digital Initiatives and 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. 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.

For more information, contact us here.


Matthew K. Gold, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English & Digital Humanities

Advisor to the Provost for Digital Initiatives, CUNY Graduate Center

Vice President/President-Elect, Association for Computers and the Humanities | @mkgold


Lisa M. Rhody, Ph.D.

Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives

Director of Digital Fellowship Programs

Director of Research Initiatives, CUNY Academic Commons

The Graduate Center, CUNY

365 Fifth Avenue, Room 3300.07

New York, NY 10016 | @lmrhody



Deadline Jan 17 | 2018-19 Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship Competition

Dear Level III Graduate Center Students:

The Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship Competition deadline is Wednesday, January 17, 2018, by 12:00 noon.  Attached are the complete application instructions and materials (including award descriptions).  For your convenience, the application cover sheet is also attached separately in word and pdf format.

2018-19 GC Dissertation Fellowship Application Eligbility, Guidelines, and Instructions

2018-19 GC Dissertation Fellowship Application Cover Sheet

2018-19 GC Dissertation Fellowship Application Cover Sheet

The Dissertation Fellowship Competition is open to level III Graduate Center doctoral students in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Sciences (with the exception of Audiology and Nursing).

Applicants must complete a brief portion of the application via student web and then email their completed application (cover sheet, proposal, bibliography, cv, transcript) as a single PDF or Word document to  A letter of reference must be provided by the applicant’s adviser. Reference letters should be emailed by faculty members to the same email address by January 17.  Students must submit materials using their Graduate Center email address. Continue reading Deadline Jan 17 | 2018-19 Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship Competition

Fall TLC Funding Opportunities: Focused Inquiry Groups and the Open Teaching Initiative

The Teaching and Learning Center is pleased to announce that two new Focused Inquiry Groups (FIGs) — “Adapting Museum Pedagogy for the CUNY Classroom” and “Environmental Interdisciplinarity: Water Justice” are accepting applications from Graduate Center students. Click through the link above for a full description of the FIGs and application requirements.

We are also accepting applications for participants in this semester’s “Open Teaching Initiative: Classroom Visit Exchange.”

Applications for each of the above programs are due on October 20th. Selected participants will receive a stipend.

Oct 10 | Upcoming TLC Workshop: Creativity

Tuesday, October 10 | 10:30am-12:30pm | Room 7209


Are you looking for ways to spur your students’ creativity inside and outside the classroom? Often in our classrooms we teach students to think, read, and write “critically” with an emphasis on logic, argumentation, and research. Students respond strongly and positively to the opportunity to be creative because they feel empowered to personally engage with course material.

This workshop will explore the interconnections between “critical” and “creative” thinking and identify a variety of strategies that can deepen and sustain students’ engagement. Together, we will deconstruct the binaries of critical/creative and creator/critic, and develop assignments that flow across these modes of knowledge production. Participants are asked to bring an assignment they would like to re-visit to engage students in new and exciting ways.

To register, visit


Additional Fall 2017 TLC Workshops

Wednesday, October 18 | 1-3pm | 9206
Think about how to navigate and leverage the many languages spoken in CUNY’s classrooms. We’ll focus specifically on supporting ELL students and teaching as a non-native English speaker.

Thursday, October 26 | 6:30-8:30pm | C203
Assignments often don’t go as planned. How do we prepare for and lower the cost of failure while maintaining improvisational and experimental approaches in the classroom?

Tuesday, October 31 | 10:30am-12:30pm | 9204
Explore a range of approaches to making CUNY’s classrooms and assignments accessible to all learners.

Thursday, November 9 | 6:30-8:30pm | James Gallery
Reflect upon how your own history and perspective impact your teaching philosophy.

Open Teaching
Wednesday, November 15 | 3-5m | C204
Engage with methods, tools, and strategies that allow teachers to connect course material and activities to broader experiences and spaces.

Deadline Jan 8 | 2018-2019 Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship Application

The Graduate Center’s internal deadline is Monday, January 8, 2018, 12 noon.  Students who wish to be considered must submit a completed application (along with supporting materials) to Rachel Sponzo in the Office of the Provost (Room 8113).  Students should submit the application and supporting documents in hard copy (single-sided, no staples), along with sealed copies of reference letters and transcripts.  The applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Center to determine which three will be forwarded to the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund for the national competition.

Below are the general guidelines. Attached is the complete application.

DZL Application checklist for Student DZL Printed Application

DZL Printed Application

If you have questions, please contact Rachel Sponzo (

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