The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Call for Applications: Spring 2024 Fellowship Opportunities


Call for Applications

Graduate Student Fellowship Program Spring 2024

This fellowship program is the next iteration of the China at CUNY Initiative (CACI). The goal is to enable GC students who are, or will be, teaching in the CUNY undergraduate colleges to develop curriculum content related to China for core and elective courses in the social sciences and history and to discuss issues related to teaching on China.

CACI is funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. For more information, click here.

The Spring 2024 fellowship will include two opportunities:


CACI Teaching Fellowship

GC students who are teaching courses in Spring 2024 can apply for a fellowship of $1,500 to develop a China component to be taught in one or two classes. They will be supported in this by two faculty with China expertise who have agreed to serve as Faculty Fellows for CACI, and who will work with them to select readings and other teaching materials suitable for undergraduates, as well as a larger set of more in-depth materials for graduate students. CACI will also support the Faculty Fellow to teach the class session as a guest lecturer or co-teacher.  The class will be audio-recorded for later discussion with CACI Seminar Fellows.

CACI Teaching Fellows will be expected to participate in the full CACI seminar series in Spring 2024, which will include an experience-sharing session, and to provide their syllabus for inclusion on the CACI website.


CACI Seminar Fellowship

The Teaching Fellowship will be accompanied by a seminar series. This will be open to all GC students who are interested in learning more about China and possibly later incorporating China-related material into their courses. It will include six two-hour seminars over the course of the Spring 2024 semester, some of which will be discussion sessions based on the classes taught by the Teaching Fellows. Students who can commit to attending at least 4 of these seminars, preparing a draft class on the basis of what they learn and participating in the experience-sharing event can apply for a fellowship of $800.



Deadline for applications: January 4, 2024

Notification of awards: January 8, 2024
Submission of syllabi: January 30, 2024
Teaching and seminars: February 1 to May 15, 2024
Experience sharing event: May 30 (approx.)

To apply, please complete this form.

If you have any questions, please contact Yao Yinan (yyao1@gradcenter, or Juan Acevedo (