About this fellowship opportunity

Deadline to apply: Friday, February 16, 2024.

With support from the Early Research Initiative, the Public Scholarship Practice Space (PS2) at the Center for the Humanities is thrilled to offer $4,000 summer research stipends to CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program conducting research that engages the public meaningfully in its methods and outputs and/or answers to public needs and priorities.

The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to produce original research––including but not limited to a dissertation proposal or chapter––by September 2024. Recipients will also be invited to meet as an interdisciplinary cohort once in fall 2024 and once in spring 2025 to share strategy, articulate struggles, and find support. Fellowship recipients will also be required to produce a short, reflective blog post for Distributaries on the Center’s website in Fall 2024. Additional opportunities for social media contributions are possible.

Successful proposals will incorporate the following in a proposal no longer than 1000 words:

Please note if the grant will be used to acquire a new skill or new area of knowledge that will advance your research. Priority will be given to projects with clearly identified community partners.

To apply, 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 CUNYfirst), 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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected]

More info about Public Scholarship Practice Space (PS2)

Building on the strength of engaged, applied, and activist research at the CUNY Graduate Center, The Public Scholarship Practice Space (PS2) advances institutional and civic transformation through publicly engaged scholarship.

PS2, housed at the CUNY Graduate Center's Center for the Humanities, is committed to supporting four areas of knowledge production:

PS2 is led by Faculty Coordinator Prithi Kanakamedala and Presidential Research Fellow in Public Scholarship Dasharah Green, with support from Kendra Sullivan, Director, Center for the Humanities, and Dr. Monica W. Varsanyi, Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences, Provost’s Office.

Questions about PS2 can be directed to the Center for the Humanities at [email protected].