Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2019-09-16 to 2019-11-08.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html?ch=rec&ref=r2ebe8c6f0072

Early Deadline: 2019-07-08.
Regular Deadline: 2019-07-15.
We are assessing and interviewing candidates who apply for the Early Deadline first and then based on remaining availability, will take candidates who applied for the Regular Deadline on a first-come first-serve basis.

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

Amie James Science Travel Awards

Amie James Science Travel Awards
Due to a generous gift by Graduate Center foundation board member Amie James deserving Science PhD students at The Graduate Center can apply for financial support to assist them in traveling to scientific meetings to present their work.
Purpose: To facilitate travel by science PhD students (see eligible programs below) to present at major national and international conferences.
Eligible Programs/Tracks: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Sciences – Physical Science track, Mathematics, Physics, Psychology – Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology – Comparative and Cognitive Psychology, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Amount: $1,000 (per award)
Deadline:           August 1, 2019. For travel between Sept 1, 2019 and Jan 30, 2020
                            December 1, 2019. For travel between February 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020
                             ALL applications are due on noon eastern time on the deadline date.
Eligibility: PhD student in good standing currently enrolled in a Graduate Center Science PhD program.
To be emailed as ONE PDF file labeled as LastName_FirstName.PDF 
  1. Current CV
  2. Confirmation of good standing (provided by EO or APO)
  3. Letter of support from PhD mentor indicating the student’s level of contribution to the work that will be presented and the standing of the meeting.
  4. Copy of the submitted abstract
  5. Confirmation of acceptance
Email all applications to EMAIL to mdoneger@gc.cuny.edu by noon on the deadline date (8/1/19 for fall travel or 12/1/19 for spring travel)
It is required that all recipients will participate in a data blitz (1 PowerPoint slide, 3 minute talks) describing their work to a public audience at a date to be determined.

The Deana and Paul Strunk Military Veterans Scholarship Program of AAPG

The Deana and Paul Strunk Military Veterans Scholarship Program supports education and career opportunities for veterans, aids in the transition of veterans to educational and civilian technical professions, and promotes geoscience programs in higher education institutions.

Applications Taken February 15th – May 1st

The Foundation awards scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 to cover the cost of attending a four-year accredited college or university. Scholarships are available to both active U.S. Military service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and veteran members who have been honorably discharged and are entering or reentering a post-secondary undergraduate program in a field of geoscience full-time or part-time.




A year-long interdisciplinary fellowship experimenting with research and performance approaches to understand stories and histories of the Penobscot River and watershed


APPLICATIONS DUE: April 10, 2019

FELLOWSHIP PERIOD: May 2019-May 2020

FOR DETAILS/TO APPLY: http://openwaters.org/fellowship [openwaters.org]

Please share widely!



What possibilities emerge when we look at social repair and environmental care as public, creative acts? The Archives & Performance Fellowship is a paid, year-long opportunity for four Fellows that follows the tradition of Wabanaki Guiding, connecting Native and non-Native people to place through experience, language, and story. Fellows will experiment with research and performance approaches to understand stories and histories of the Penobscot River and watershed. They will collaborate to create new work, inspired by their learning, that addresses ecological recovery and social justice. Fellowship activities will be led by Penobscot Nation partners and will center indigenous knowledge and experience.

The Fellowship year will include a regular check-in schedule, workshops and skill-shares, two intensives that immerse Fellows in research and performance methods, and a public performance and/or presentation of work created. This work may take many forms including but not limited to narrative play scripts, research papers, multi-media and video-based performance, spoken word, movement-based work, music and songwriting, cross-genre journals and/or any combination of forms and formats. Fellows will receive a $1500 stipend, dramaturgical/research support, connections with the broader In Kinship community, photo and video process documentation, and space to present their work.

The broad goal of this project is to activate potential for richly layered research, cross-discipline dialogue, and creative process to shift public understanding of our shared environments and histories. It is driven by a desire to understand how the (hi)story of the Penobscot River is preserved and told and, at the same time, to work against linear, progress-based narratives of the river that represent the past as something static that is disconnected from the present and future.


We are looking for applications from people working in any field or discipline who are interested in performance, ecological work, and collaborating with people outside of their own area of expertise. No matter how much experience you have making theatre or performance work, if some (or all) of the following questions are exciting to you, please apply! We want to hear from you!

  • How can we approach the history of the Penobscot River as alive, inseparable from its present and future?
  • What methodologies can be used to disrupt dominant narratives and colonial approaches to knowledge preservation?
  • How can artists, activists, community members, and scholars engaged in ecological issues better learn from and support one another?
  • How might subjugated forms of knowledge create broad impact and meaningful change?
  • How can we honor non-human voices and narratives that are important to the river?

We will prioritize applicants who live and/or work in the Penobscot watershed region. Equity and inclusion of a broad array of voices is at the core of In Kinship; we especially encourage people from traditionally underrepresented or misrepresented communities to apply. The project is following guidance from members of Penobscot Indian Nation, and Fellows of all backgrounds should expect to discuss colonization histories and practice respect for Penobscot cultural and political sovereignty.


Fellows should expect to commit about 5 hours per week to fellowship activities (more during the May and September research intensives) until the rehearsal period beginning in February 2020. During the rehearsal period, Fellows should expect to commit about 10 hours per week. An overview of the schedule follows:

  • March 11, 2019: Applications open
  • April 10: Applications due
  • April 20: Fellows notified
  • April: First meeting, check-ins, early project development
  • May: Research intensive at University of Maine, Orono
  • June-August: Check-ins, short workshops scheduled in consultation with Fellows
  • September: Guided on-river research intensive scheduled in consultation with Fellows and guides
  • October 2019-January 2020: Check-ins, short workshops scheduled in consultation with Fellows, work shares
  • February 2020: Rehearsals for final showing scheduled in consultation with Fellows
  • March 2020: Public showing of project(s)
  • April 2020: Fellowship reflections and celebration


Applicants should send the materials requested below as email attachments and/or links addressed to Cory Tamler, Project Director, at cory@openwaters.org or Darren Ranco, Educational Coordinator, at darren.ranco@maine.edu. Please use the subject: “In Kinship Fellowship Application”. There are no page or length limits, but we will spend 20-30 minutes reviewing your application, so please assemble it with this in mind.

Application deadline: April 10, 2019.

  • Personal statement/statement of interest (potential formats: document, video, audio)
  • Work sample (choose format that shows off what you do: document, video, images, project webpage, etc.)
  • CV/resume (document or link)
  • Contact info


The Fellowship is open and exploratory. We welcome applicants with a specific idea for a project, but this is not necessary to apply. In general, if you want to tackle questions about the environment and social change connected to the Penobscot watershed and you are excited by the idea of working with a multi-disciplinary group of people, you should definitely apply. Here are some possible scenarios:

  • You’re an indigenous environmental justice activist who’s curious about how the arts can help mobilize your community’s stories to create broad culture shift.
  • You’re an academic doing research on the Penobscot watershed, and you want to figure out how to reach a broader audience with your work.
  • You’re an indigenous artist working with culture as medicine, and you want to reveal and create resilient Tribal archives of collective memory.
  • You’re a playwright with a draft of a play about histories of the Penobscot River region that is in need of interdisciplinary and intercultural perspective.
  • You are working on ecological issues in Maine and want to learn and practice how to do this work intersectionally.
  • You’re a performer who wants agency in your creative process and to use your artistry to contribute to social change.
  • You work across video and digital media and want to include hands-on research and outdoor experiences in your artistic practice.

Projects/platforms we find inspirational, and examples of projects Fellows might dream up, include:



Produced by Open Waters (www.open-waters.org [open-waters.org]), In Kinship is a multi-year community art and performance project that looks at how we connect and care for each other within the Penobscot River Watershed ecosystem.


Cory Tamler, Project Director and In Kinship Lead Artist
Cory Tamler (www.corytamler.com [corytamler.com]) is a writer, translator, and interdisciplinary artist whose practice is rooted in theatre, performance as research, and community organizing. She has created research-based performance projects in the U.S., Germany, and Serbia, and is a core artist with civic arts organization Open Waters (Maine). Cory has been a Fulbright Scholar (Berlin) and a Fellow at the New Museum for Contemporary Art. As a Ph.D. student at The Graduate Center, CUNY, she studies open-ended artistic work from social practice to community-based theatre. She teaches at Brooklyn College and is a member of Commitment Experiment, an experimental performance collective.

Darren Ranco, Ph.D., Educational Coordinator
Darren Ranco is a faculty member with the University of Maine’s Department of Anthropology, as well as the Chair of Native American Programs and Coordinator of Native American Research. His research focuses on the ways in which indigenous communities in the United States resist environmental destruction by using indigenous diplomacies and critiques of liberalism to protect cultural resources, and how state knowledge systems continue to expose indigenous peoples to an inordinate amount of environmental risk. Ranco is a member of the Penobscot Nation, and is particularly interested in how better research relationships can be made between universities, Native and non-Native researchers, and indigenous communities. Ranco is also involved in developing mentoring programs for Native American students at the University of Maine and developing a statewide STEM education program for Native American students.

Jennie Hahn, Producing Director & In Kinship Lead Artist
Jennie Hahn is a civic performance artist working at the intersections of environmental stewardship, ecological arts practice, and public dialogue in her home state of Maine. Projects include Farms & Fables, an original play created in collaboration with Maine farmers, and a co-designed partnership to incorporate performance techniques into policy development practices with Stephanie Gilbert of the Maine Department of Agriculture. Since 2015, Jennie has curated In Kinship, a collection of collaborative civic performance works focused on environmental resilience and ecological recovery in the Penobscot River Watershed. Jennie is an MFA student in Intermedia at the University of Maine, Orono.

Neil Smith Research and Travel Award

The have received a generous gift from Deborah Cowen to endow the Neil Smith Research and Travel Award “to assist graduate students in Geography with small funds to support research, professional development or conference activities.”

I am delighted to say that this spring we will be able to make a small number of awards between $300-$1000 to students “undertaking research in critical geography.”

To apply for these funds please submit the following (as one pdf attachment):

  1. a brief description of your current project (no more than 1 page),
  2. a current CV,
  3. an itemized budget with a brief justification for all expenses, and an indication of any and all funds received from other sources or applied for and still pending.

Please email this packet to Cindi Katz with “Smith Application” in the subject heading. Please let Cindi Katz know if you have any questions.

Applications received after midnight 1 April 2019 will not be considered for this funding cycle.  Awards will be announced by 20 April.

Please note:

If you received Smith funding since 2016, you are not eligible for funding this cycle.

If you are requesting funding to attend a conference and are NOT presenting a paper or poster, please justify why attendance will contribute to your scholarship.

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.



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