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2019 Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts & Sciences Student Grant Competition

The Futures Initiative is pleased to announce the second annual Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts & Sciences Grant Competition. Thanks to a generous gift from Curtis Wong, recipient of an honorary degree from the Graduate Center in 2016, as well as a matching grant from Microsoft and several anonymous donations, the competition honors Dr. Lennihan for her extraordinary service on behalf of students and faculty at the Graduate Center. Six micro-grants in the amount of $500 for research related to the intersections of humanities, arts, science, and technology will be awarded to eligible doctoral students at the Graduate Center each year for five years.

Applications for this year’s awards are due on February 24, 2019. Apply here!

  • Topics eligible for funding: Interdisciplinary work at the intersections of humanities, arts, science, and technology. Projects will be evaluated on their creativity, interdisciplinarity, and applicability to equity and social justice
  • Award: Support of $500 to be used for research or travel to a conference, workshop, research center, library, archive, or technology center to present or pursue additional research.
  • Eligibility: All applicants must be Ph.D. students in good standing, at any stage of their career, in any field, and must be enrolled for the Spring 2019 semester. Preference will be given to late-stage candidates of their PhD program who are making satisfactory and timely progress towards completing their degrees, and who have not received an award in years past.
  • Terms: Award recipients will be asked to provide a brief written report in Fall 2019.

Learn about the winning projects! 2016-2017 Grant Recipients2017-2018 Grant Recipients

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