04-29 Provost’s Summer Research Awards

The Provost’s Office is pleased to announce the following summer research award program to support advanced doctoral student research and travel. These summer awards are open to all students in the Humanities and in the Humanistic Social Sciences.

Multiple awards of $4,000.00 will be made in each of the following categories:

  1. Level III students: to support research for the dissertation
  2. Level II students: for pre-dissertation research

N.B.. Students who have already received research awards from the Provost’s office for the summer of 2014 are ineligible to apply for these awards.

Each application must include the following:

  1. Cover Sheet (attached)
  2. A brief description of your research agenda with specific reference to the work you intend to do over the summer (no more than 500 words)
  3. Two-page curriculum vitae
  4. Current Graduate Center transcript. (Students may submit the unofficial student copy that can be printed from banner.)
  5. A writing sample (10-15 pages).
  6. One letter of reference to be submitted electronically by your adviser (see instructions below).

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

  1. Write a one page summary of their summer research work (due by 20 August 2014).
  2. Provide a 7-10 minute public presentation of their work at a doctoral student research conference to be held at the Graduate Center on 5 September 2014.
  3. Attend a two hour grant writing workshop at the Graduate Center next fall 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).
  4. Agree to potentially have some version of their summer work featured on a Student Research Collaborative webpage currently under construction by the Advanced Research Collaborative.


Instructions for submitting your application:

  1. Combine your cover sheet, research description, curriculum vitae, transcript, and writing sample into a SINGLE file (either as a pdf document or a word document). 
  2. Use the following format when naming your document: Last Name, First Name, Program
  3.  Go to the Provost Office Summer Research Awards Dropbox to upload your complete file. The direct link for the Summer Research Award Dropbox is: https://wfs.gc.cuny.edu/provost/Summer_Research_Awards/Summer-Research- Awards.xappUse your GC login and password to open the link
  4. Upload your file to the Provost Office Summer Research Awards Dropbox.

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. Go to the Provost Office Summer Research Awards Dropbox, login using your GC login and password.  https://wfs.gc.cuny.edu/provost/Summer_Research_Awards/Summer-Research-Awards.xap
  3.  Upload your document.


(As an alternative, recommenders can send letters as an email attachment directly to rsponzo@gc.cuny.edu)

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

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