Category Archives: Fellowships/Grants

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

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.

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


Deadline Sept 5 | 2019-2020 IIE Fulbright Grants for Graduate Research Abroad

2019-2020 IIE Fulbright Grants for Graduate Research Abroad

Campus Deadline: Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 5pm

The 2019-20 Institute for International Education (IIE) Fulbright Grant competition is now open, application materials and guidelines are available on-line at

The application must be completed online and the website provides full guidelines, instructions, and country-specific information.  Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and proficiency in the host country language.

The Graduate Center deadline for students to submit IIE Fulbright applications (including transcripts and reference letters) is Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 5:00pm.  This date enables the Graduate Center to transmit evaluated applications to IIE by the early October deadline.  No applications will be accepted after September 5.  Students who have submitted a complete application by September 5 will be asked to attend an interview with a GC Campus Evaluation Committee in late September.

In preparing your application you are encouraged to work with your faculty adviser.  The Graduate Center’s Fulbright Program Adviser, Rachel Sponzo, can be reached by email,, or by phone, 212-817-7282.  Please note that the Fulbright application is entirely online and all references and language evaluations must be submitted electronically.  Transcripts and letters of affiliation must be scanned and uploaded electronically.

Guidance and information webinars are organized by IIE thought-out the spring and summer.  The schedule and additional information can be found on the IIE website under Fulbright Events.

If you are thinking of applying, please contact Rachel Sponzo at or 212-817-7282 for additional information.

Due Apr 27 | Call for applications: IRADAC Fellowship 2018-2019

IRADAC Fellows Program
Fall 2018/Spring 2019

The IRADAC Fellowship provides institutional and intellectual support for Ph.D. candidates at the writing stage. Organized around an interdisciplinary seminar, the IRADAC Dissertation Fellowship offers sustained and supportive criticism among scholars writing on any area of the African Diaspora.  During the academic year, fellows will have the opportunity to take advantage of mentoring, professional development, and editorial feedback on their writing while participating in a weekly seminar designed to keep the participants on a regular writing schedule.

Stipend & Conditions:
Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend.  All participants are expected to attend the weekly seminar.

The IRADAC Dissertation Fellowship is open to all students working on the the African Diaspora broadly defined.  Applicants must be within the last year of completing their dissertation.

Application Procedure
Faculty reference letter (from the Program EO or dissertation advisor) describing the research and the student’s progress should be submitted at

Applicants must submit a one-page abstract of their dissertation project along with a timeline for completion.  Applicants should also submit an approved dissertation proposal including a detailed chapter outline.  A writing sample (e.g., chapter from the dissertation) and a CV are also required.  Applicants should submit their materials to the following link:

All materials are due 4pm, Friday, April 27, 2018.

Applicants are encouraged to attend the current IRADAC Dissertation Fellows Symposium, “Black Global Desires: Freedom & Constraints” on May 4, 2018.  Recipients will be notified by May 4, 2018.  A mandatory organizational meeting for all recipients will be held at 12:00 pm on May 10, 2018 in room 8306

For additional information please contact:
Zee Dempster, Assistant Director
IRADAC – Institute for Research on the African Diaspora
in the Americas and the Caribbean
The Graduate Center, Room 7114

Deadline April 10 | Graduate Center/Morgan Library & Museum Graduate Archival Fellowships

Early Research Initiative
Graduate Center/Morgan Library & Museum Graduate Archival Fellowships
(Summer 2018)

The Early Research Initiative invites applications for two Morgan Library & Museum graduate archival fellowships (Summer 2018).  These $4,000 fellowships will be offered to Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program with primary research interests related to the collections at the Morgan Library & Museum. The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to collaborate with curators and librarians from the Morgan in order to process uncatalogued collections, improve public access to documents and related materials, and to gain experience in creating and organizing collections.

While the rich and diverse collections of the Morgan Library & Museum span the medieval period to the contemporary moment and embrace the global as well as the local, it is offering CUNY Fellows projects in select areas ranging from 18th and 19th extra-illustrated books to the archives of the Pierre Matisse Gallery, letters and poems of Robert Burns, Walt Whitman, Anne Sexton and others to manuscripts related to the royal house of Tudor. Please see the attached list of potential projects below; applications are welcomed for specific projects. Continue reading Deadline April 10 | Graduate Center/Morgan Library & Museum Graduate Archival Fellowships

Due Mar 12 | Call for Applications: CUNY Adjunct Incubator Research & Development Grants

The Center for the Humanities CUNY Adjunct Incubator is a framework for supporting and highlighting the significant work of adjuncts teaching in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences across CUNY. The goal of the CUNY Adjunct Incubator is to expand academic and cultural networks and provide valuable opportunities for professional and intellectual development. Providing professional, social, logistical, and financial support for the production and circulation of knowledge by CUNY adjuncts, this platform will promote the crucial work of adjuncts.   Continue reading Due Mar 12 | Call for Applications: CUNY Adjunct Incubator Research & Development Grants