Summer 2019 – CUNY- NYBG | Humanities Institute’s Research Fellowship – due 2/28

CUNY—New York Botanical Garden | Humanities Institute

Graduate Research Fellowship Summer 2019

The Early Research Initiative invites applications for two CUNY—NYBG | Humanities Institute Graduate Research Fellowships.  These CUNY sponsored $4000 fellowships will be offered to CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. students (Level I onward) from any program with primary research interests related to the environmental humanities that can be studied using the collections of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at NYBG.  The Humanities Institute is a division within the Mertz Library, one of the most comprehensive botanical libraries worldwide, with holdings comprising eight centuries of knowledge about the plant kingdom and related topics.  The primary responsibilities of the fellowship recipient will be to conduct their own research and collaborate with curators and archivists to expand public awareness of the important historical materials that reflect worldwide knowledge of plant science and culture, the vision of nature, landscape and garden design.

While the rich and diverse collections of the Mertz Library span the early modern period to the contemporary moment and embrace the global as well as the local, it is offering CUNY students, the opportunity to complete a study project focused on any area related to the environmental humanities, highlighting the interconnectivity between the arts and sciences.

 

Responsibilities:

Fellowship recipients will be required to be in residence for 120 hours over the summer of 2019 at the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at NYBG; in addition, recipients will be required to do a brief public presentation on their work progress and write a blog post about their experiences before the end of the Fall 2019 semester.

 

How to Apply:

To apply please send a letter of interest describing your research interests and related experience with specific reference to how your proposed research would use materials at the Mertz library, 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 fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu

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 fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu

 

Application Deadline: February 28th, 2019

Reminder: GC Early Research Initiative/Digital Initiatives Connect New York Fellowships due 1/30

Graduate Center Early Research Initiative/Digital Initiatives

Connect New York Fellowships

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 5pm

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 2019. 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).

The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to produce a dissertation proposal or dissertation chapter by September 2019; a condensed and public facing version of this research will be showcased on the Provost’s website, as part of a new initiative in support of this theme. Profiles for previous fellowship recipients can be seen here: https://connectny.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

In addition, fellowship recipients will work in collaboration with a team of digital fellows to produce materials for their own individual research profiles for the ConnectNY site (including public facing blog posts, project descriptions, short filmed interviews, and accompanying visual materials) which will be due in mid-August. Additional opportunities for social media contributions are possible.

Successful proposals will clearly explain one or more of the following:

  • how your work advances knowledge about or for New York and surrounding areas
  • the significance of your work to your own field and to the public
  • how your work directly impacts the city
  • any innovative aspect of your research methodology or communication platform which might lend itself to public display (for example, data visualizations, websites, maps, or other form of scholarly product beyond writing)
  • a brief account of how this project will further your progress in your program

 

To apply please send a detailed letter of interest (up to three pages) 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 fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu

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 fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu

Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 5pm

Questions about the program can be directed to dfaherty@gc.cuny.edu

 

2019 Fulbright-Hays/DDRA fellowship applications due 3/4

2019 Fulbright Fellowship

The Department of Education has just announced the 2019 Fulbright-Hays/DDRA fellowship competition. Please see the notice below.

 

The Graduate Center’s internal deadline for applications will be Monday, March 4, by 5:00 p.m. in order to allow for review of applications prior to the U.S. Department of Education’s transmittal deadline of March 25. No extensions to this deadline will be possible.

 

Students who are thinking of applying should contact Rachel Sponzo in the Provost’s Office (rsponzo@gc.cuny.edu) as soon as possible for additional information.

Proposals due for Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship on the Hudson River due 2/11

Proposal Deadline: Monday, February 11, 2019

The Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship program is a student research program conducted through the Hudson River Foundation in cooperation with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Named in honor of the late Dr. Tibor T. Polgar, a major contributor to the early development of the Foundation, this program provides a summertime grant ($5,000 for each fellowship) and research funds (up to $1,500) for eight college students (undergraduate and graduate) to conduct research on the Hudson River.

The objectives of the program are to gather important information on all aspects of the River and to train students in conducting scientific studies and public policy research.

Read below for more information about application instructions.

 

2018 Tibor T. Polgar Fellows

The Hudson River Foundation and the NYS DEC awarded eight Polgar Fellowships in 2018.

Detecting Cyanobacteria in the Hudson River Using Fluorescent Sensors Suitable for Real-time Deployment – Corey Rundquist, Millbrook School

Role of Marshes and Tributaries in the Benthic Accumulation and Water Column Transportation of Microplastics in the Hudson Valley Watershed – Jason Randall, Marist College

Effects of Four Polymer Plastics on Crassostrea virginica Filtration and Retention – Erika Bernal, Montclair State University

The Effect of Salinity on Eastern Oyster Reproduction in the Hudson River Estuary – Kaili Gregory, Cornell University

Bugs on Drugs: The Influence of Redox Environments on the Microbial Degradation of Pharmaceuticals in the Hudson River Watershed – Michelle Zeliph, Rutgers University

Sexual Reproduction in Vallisneria americana Beds in the Hudson River – Carrie Perkins, University of Maryland

Painted Turtle Study in a Freshwater Tidal Marsh: Concluding Survey – Virginia Caponera, Drexel University

The Ground Underneath Our Feet: Investigating the Paleohistory of Ramshorn-Livingston Marsh – Elizabeth Thompson, Columbia University

 

 

Quantitative Research Consulting Center (QRCC), Spring Office Hours

The Quantitative Research Consulting Center (QRCC) (https://www.gc.cuny.edu/About-the-GC/Provost-s-Office/QRCC/index) provides students, post-docs, and faculty greater resources for statistical support in quantitative and empirical research. The QRCC provides support for researchers at any stage of research in four main areas: (1) project/research planning, (2) statistical data analysis, (3) statistical software programming, and (4) writing.

The QRCC center is located in 3204.04 and has new appointment slots for the spring semester:

Mondays (with Kalina) – 12:00PM or 1:00PM

Fridays (with Deepali) – 12:00PM, 1:00PM, 2:00PM, or 3:30PM

Additionally, you can stop by the open office hours between 2PM-3PM on Mondays.

You can view our calendar at https://goo.gl/PGVpZD [goo.gl] to look for available time slots. If a time is available on the calendar, nothing is listed for that slot. In order to make an appointment, please email us at QRCC@gc.cuny.edu.

Provost’s Office Summer Science Research Awards 2019

CUNY Summer Fellowship

Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Science Research Fellowship

This pre-dissertation grant program is made possible through a generous grant from Graduate Center Foundation Board member Robert Raucci.

Deadline for Applications: Friday, February, 8th, 2019, 3:00 pm

The Provost’s Office is pleased to announce the following pre-dissertation fellowship competition for doctoral students in the following doctoral programs: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics, Nursing Science, Psychology, Speech-Language Hearing Sciences, and Physics. These summer awards provide $5,000.

This fellowship program has three objectives:

  • To allow students to conduct early stage research and training following completion of the first doctoral exam.
  • To support the development of a dissertation research proposal suitable for submission to an external funding agency.
  • To support travel to a national/international scientific meeting.

This program seeks to facilitate the transition from coursework to advanced individualized research and assist in science PhD students’ professional development.  These awards will allow students to strengthen their proposals by:

  • Refining their research topic into a well-defined research problem;
  • Determining appropriate research design, methods, research locale(s), and skillset(s);
  • Assessing project feasibility and determining necessary affiliations and approvals.
  • Participating in conference presentations to develop professional networks.

In addition, fellowship recipients will work in collaboration with a team of digital fellows to produce an individual research profile for the Science Summer Fellows site (https://sciencesummer.commons.gc.cuny.edu/) (including public facing blog posts, project descriptions, and accompanying visual materials) which will be due in mid-August. Fellows will also be required to present their research in a public forum which will be held in the fall semester. Additional opportunities for social media contributions are possible.

The successful applicant will address how their proposed summer research will lead to an improved proposal with regard to the above categories. Recipients will undertake such activities as (but not limited to): field or laboratory work, data collection, travel related to research, supplementary training in methods or techniques.

 

Eligibility

  • Students must be at level II.
  • Applicants must conduct at least six weeks of summer research during the period covered by this award.

N.B. Students who have already received a Dissertation Fellowship from the Provost’s Office are ineligible to receive these awards.

Summer Fellowship funds are in addition to any committed funds from mentors or campuses and cannot be used to meet CUNY Science Scholarship commitments.

 

Each application must include the following: 

 

1)      Cover Sheet (below and attached).

2)      Research Proposal that includes the following sections:

  1. Describe what you currently expect will be the topic, research question(s), supportive literature, methods of investigation, approach to data analysis, and theoretical contribution of your proposed dissertation project (up to 1,200 words).
  2. List up to 20 research publications that have most significantly informed the formulation of your research topic, questions, theories, and methods.
  3. What are your plans for summer research? (up to 500 words) Please include: a justification for your choice or research site(s) and/or sources of data and information; a brief description of your anticipated approaches to investigation; a timeline; and any local professional contacts you might have made.
  4. Describe how you think this summer research will assist you in developing your dissertation proposal and preparing for long term dissertation research. (up to 250 words)

Note: if you have previously conducted exploratory research at any of your proposed research site(s) or on a related topic, please explain how the additional research proposed will enable you to build upon your past experience(s).

3)      Budget justification. Justify what the funds will be used for (research supplies, conference travel, salary support….).

4)      Two-page NSF style curriculum vitae (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/policydocs/pappguide/nsf15001/gpg_2.jsp#IIC2f).

5)      Current Graduate Center transcript.  (Students may submit the unofficial student copy that can be printed from CUNYFirst.)

6)      One letter of reference to be submitted electronically by your adviser or faculty mentor (see instructions below).

 

Recipients of these fellowships must agree to the following conditions as part of their acceptance of the award:

 

1)      Attend a one-hour proposal writing workshop in May 2019.

2)      Write a one-page summary of their summer research work (due by 21 August 2019).

3)      Provide a 7-10 minute public presentation of their work at a doctoral student research conference to be held at the Graduate Center early in the Fall 2019 semester.

4)      Attend a grant writing workshop at the Graduate Center in the 2019-20 academic year designed to assist you in applying for future grants and fellowships (multiple sessions of the workshop will be held in order to accommodate potential scheduling conflicts).

5)      Agree to have some version of their summer work potentially featured on a Student Research Collaborative webpage currently under construction by the Early Research Initiative Research Collaborative.

 

Instructions for submitting your application:

 

1)      Combine your cover sheet, research proposal, curriculum vitae, and transcript 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 the file as an email attachment to fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu

Instructions for Faculty Recommenders 

1)      Prepare your reference letter as a regular word or pdf document.

Please use the following format when naming your document:

Student Last Name, First Name

2)      Email the file as an email attachment to fellowshipapps@gc.cuny.edu

If you have questions, please contact Rachel Sponzo at rsponzo@gc.cuny.edu, or 212-817-7282.

 

 

2019 Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Summer Science Research Grants

Application Cover Sheet

 

 

Name:

 

 

EMPL ID number:

 

 

Doctoral Program:

 

 

Doctoral Level:

 

 

Have you submitted a proposal/prospectus to your program for approval? ___ Yes   ___ No

 

 

Title of Proposal:

 

 

 

Name of Adviser who will write a letter of recommendation:

 

 

 

 

 

Have you received a Provost’s Summer Research Award in the past? ___ Yes   ___ No

If yes, for what years?  ____2017 ____2018

 

 

 

 

 Provost’s Office Summer Science Research Awards 2019 Cover Sheet

Provost’s Office Summer Science Research Awards 2019

Postdoc in Species Distribution/Pollen Vegetation Modeling at The Morton Arboretum in Chicago

The Morton Arboretum invites applications for a two year postdoctoral researcher to work on an NSF-supported project, “Quantifying biogeographic history: a novel model-based approach to integrating data from genes, fossils, specimens, and environments”. The successful applicant will join an international team of researchers in mathematics/ statistics, ecology, biogeography, distribution modeling, and population genetics. The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with the project team to design, develop and implement novel methods for integrating datasets which have different characteristics and resolution (environmental, paleoecological, and genetic data) to make inference about historical shifts in species ranges and changes in population sizes.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or Ph.D. defense scheduled) in a quantitative science (i.e., mathematical biology, statistics, theoretical ecology, or related fields), or in an ecological field plus experience with ecological modeling, species distribution or population modeling, or quantitative ecology. Interest or experience in one or more of the following is beneficial: Bayesian statistics, parameter estimation, data-driven modeling, spatial modeling, state-space modeling, or mathematical modeling. Applicants should be interested in working at the interface of statistics and ecology. Experience in programming is beneficial.

The position is for two years, with possibility for continuing support pending future funding. The postdoctoral researcher will be based at The Morton Arboretum and will primarily work with Dr. Sean Hoban, Dr. Andria Dawson (Mount Royal University, Calgary), and Dr. Adam Smith (Missouri Botanical Garden). The position will require some travel for team meetings. All travel expenses are covered by grant funds. The postdoctoral researcher will be provided opportunities for professional development, suited to their interests (e.g. attend scientific meetings, teaching or mentoring, skill training), for which funding is provided.

The Morton Arboretum is a world-class plant science research institute and public botanic garden near Chicago, USA, with strengths in ecology, conservation, informatics, and genomics. The Arboretum has collaborations with scientists at the Field Museum, University of Illinois Chicago, two National Laboratories, Brookfield Zoo, and Chicago Botanic Garden.

Applications may be submitted until the position is filled; applications received by October 15 are guaranteed consideration. A start date by January 2019 is preferred. Applicants must apply at careers.hireology.com/themortonarboretum/.  Inquiries about the position or the application are welcome. Please contact Dr. Sean Hoban (shoban@mortonarb.org), Dr. Adam Smith (adam.smith@mobot.org), or Dr. Andria Dawson (andria.dawson@gmail.com).

DOLORES ZOHRAB LIEBMANN FUND

DOLORES ZOHRAB LIEBMANN FUND 

CONDITIONS FOR 2019-2020

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Fellowships are available to students who are currently enrolled in and pursuing a graduate degree at a designated institution of higher learning located in the United States of America.   Undergraduate students are no longer qualified candidates.
  2. The program of study being pursued by the candidate may include any recognized field of study in the humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences (including law, medicine, engineering, architecture or other formal professional training).   The selection committee has a strong preference for supporting scholarly endeavors.
  3. The candidate must have received a baccalaureate degree at the time of application and have an outstanding undergraduate record.
  4. The candidate must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.  
  5. The candidate must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  6. The candidate may be of any national descent or background.

FELLOWSHIP DETAILS

  1. The amount of each Fellowship will cover actual tuition costsplus an $18,000 annual stipend to be allocated towards room, board and ordinary living expenses, as well as any income taxes thereon.
  2. The recipient of a Fellowship shall be known as a Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellow.
  3. Fellowships are awarded annually.  Each Fellow MUST APPLY FOR A RENEWALof his or her fellowship by March 30 of the following year in accordance with the terms in effect at the time the fellowship is awarded.  (No reminder will be sent.)  Fellowships will be limited to a maximum of three years. 
  4. Awarded fellowships may not be deferred.
  5. A Fellowship may be canceled at any timeif a Fellow engages in misconduct affecting the Fund, breaches any of these rules or provides false information to the Fund either directly or indirectly.

The Will of Dolores Zohrab Liebmann created a perpetual charitable trust designated as “The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund” for the purpose of funding advanced education and graduate study grants, which must be carried out entirely in the United States of America.  The Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowships are to be awarded only to candidates who have outstanding undergraduate records, have demonstrated a need for financial assistance, are citizens of the United States of America, are enrolled in accredited colleges and universities in the United States and have received baccalaureate degrees.

 

Mrs. Liebmann was the daughter of a prominent Armenian intellectual, writer and statesman and was married to one of the owners of a successful American business.  She supported students and educational and charitable organizations during her lifetime.  Mrs. Liebmann’s primary concern, as expressed in her Will, was to attract and support students with outstanding character and ability who hold promise for achievement and distinction in their chosen fields of study.  The trustees welcome applications from students of all national origins who are United States citizens.

 

The amount of each Fellowship will cover the cost of tuition and a stipend to be allocated towards room, board, living expenses and income taxes.  The Trustee has set the stipend at $18,000 for this year.  The procedures governing the granting of the awards are detailed in the attached application.

ISI/Esri Student Competition 2018–2019 Applications due 11/30

Call for Competition


We are pleased to announce the ISI-Esri Student Poster Competition 2018/19. Final judging will take place during the ISI World Statistics Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 18–23, 2019. This competition is sponsored by Esri and ISI. The competition aims to:

NAEd/Spencer Fellowships in Education Research – Deadlines in October and November

We are pleased to share information on the National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Fellowship Programs in education research. Please help us widely distribute this information to qualified candidates, listservs, and other electronic sources by using the paragraphs below. Thank you for your assistance.

National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Fellowships in Education Research

The Dissertation Fellowship Program[pull.xmr3.com] seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere around the world. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. This highly competitive program aims to identify the most talented emerging researchers conducting dissertation research related to education. The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship program will fund 35 promising young scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Clickhere[pull.xmr3.com] to learn about the current fellows.
Deadline to apply: October 4, 2018
NAEd will host a webinar for interested applicants on Wednesday, September 5that 2:00pm ET.  Sign up for the webinar and find the application form on the NAEd website: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-dissertation-fellowship-program/[pull.xmr3.com]

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program[pull.xmr3.com] supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will receive $70,000 for one academic year of research, or $35,000 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. For the current application cycle, applicants must have had their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree conferred between January 1, 2013, and December 31, 2017.  This fellowship is non-residential, and applications from all disciplines are encouraged. The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship program will fund 30 early-career researchers for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Clickhere[pull.xmr3.com] to learn about the current fellows.
Deadline to apply: November 1, 2018
NAEd will host a webinar for interested applicants on Wednesday, September 26th at 2:00pm ET.  Sign up for the webinar and find the application form on the NAEd website: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-postdoctoral-fellowship-program/[pull.xmr3.com][pull.xmr3.com]

The National Academy of Education greatly appreciates support and funding from the Spencer Foundation[pull.xmr3.com] to provide and administer these fellowship programs.

For more information, please contact Maria Gahan[pull.xmr3.com], Program Officer.


New Report: International Education Assessments: Cautions, Conundrums, and Common Sense

We encourage you to download NAEd’s new reportInternational Education Assessments: Cautions, Conundrums, and Common Sense[pull.xmr3.com]. Results from international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) garner considerable attention in the media, academia, and among policy makers. Although there is widespread recognition that ILSAs can provide useful information, there is debate about what types of comparisons are the most meaningful and what could be done to assure more sound interpretations. To address these issues, the NAEd assembled a study committee to examine the future of ILSAs from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.  Edited by Judith Singer, Henry Braun, and Naomi Chudowsky, the committee’s report examines the strengths, limitations, and complexities of international large-scale assessments (ILSAs), especially when used as a basis for informing educational policy and practice. Click here[pull.xmr3.com] to go to the project webpage that houses the report, along with commissioned papers and other related project materials.  For more information, please contact Greg White[pull.xmr3.com].