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30

Jan
2019

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

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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

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28

Jan
2019

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

On 28, Jan 2019 | In Funding and Resources | By EES Social Media Fellow

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

 

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27

Jan
2019

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

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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.

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26

Jan
2019

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

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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

 

 

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07

Dec
2018

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Provost’s Office Summer Science Research Awards 2019

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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

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