CUNY Academy awards

Please note the new CUNY Academy Travel Award Program for Associate Professors. Applications are coming in and will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.


The Academy’s William Stewart Travel Awards for Assistant Professors have a rolling application deadline. Earlier applications receive special consideration. Please see the details at

CUNY Academy Travel Awards are given to CUNY faculty members for presenting or moderating at a scholarly conference.

Please be aware of the CUNY Academy’s Feliks Gross Awards for Assistant Professors. The nomination deadline has been extended to 9 AM, Monday March 27.


We ask you to help our Academy by becoming a member and/or by making a donation. The Academy supports CUNY Assistant and Associate Professors with much needed travel grants –
– over 60 grants and awards in the last academic year, well over 100 so far this year. To join or renew your membership in the Academy, go to
There IS a membership category for you.

Our schedule of upcoming events (and possible cancellations) is posted here:
This page has further information about each event, including links to our cosponsors.

Here are our upcoming events:

Urban Chiaroscuro, by Professor Amy Chazkel, of the Graduate Center and Queens College. 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 in the Graduate Center’s Room 9207. This event is hosted by Professor Frank Jacob.

Theatre For All presents its Art of Science Series -“The Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Elowyn Castle, the play will take presented in the Graduate Center, Room 4102 (Science Center), Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Physics, and The National Science Foundation. A talk-back will follow the performance. Moderated by Prof. Brian Schwartz.

The Enclave Literary Series – Freedom of the Press and Censorship Today features Mariza Bafile, ViceVersa Magazine; Enrique Del Risco Arocha, New York University; Romina Mella, The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and Boris Muñoz, The New York Times, who will discuss the issue of censorship, especially in view of the growing repression against the veracity of information in the United States and Latin America. 6:00 PM on Friday, April 7, 2017 in the Graduate Center, Rooms C-205. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.

Acts of Resistance: Civic Alternatives to Executive Overreach, a seminar by writer Atossa Abrahamian, moderated by Professor Michael Walzer, Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton University, and editor of Dissent. Graduate Center Rooms C201/C202/C203 at 6:30 PM on Monday, April 17, 2017. Hosting the event is Distinguished Professor Richard Wolin.

The 37th Annual Arthur Sweeny Jr. Memorial Lecture – Moon Rocks and Melting Gels, will be presented by Professor Lisa C. Klein from Rutgers University on April 21, 2017. A reception will take place in the Lehman College Art Gallery at 4:15-5:15 P.M. The lecture will be in the Music Building, Room 306 at 5:15-6:30 P.M. A dinner (RSVP and payments are mandatory) will follow. This event is organized by Prof. Andrei Jitianu. Co-sponsored by the Sweeny Lecture Fund, by Lehman’s School of Natural and Social Sciences, and by the Lehman College Office of Alumni Relations.

Developing a National Cinema, by Professor Carolina Rocha, Southern Illinois University at Evansville. 6:30 PM on Monday, April 24, 2017 in the Graduate Center’s Room 8301. This event is hosted by Professor Frank Jacob.

The Enclave Literary Series – Hispanic Writers in Their Own Words. A reading of fiction, poetry and theater by Frederick de Armas of University of Chicago and selected Hispanic writers. 6:00 PM on Friday, May 5, 2017 in the Graduate Center, Rooms 9207. This event is hosted by Professors Nora Glickman and Alejandro Varderi.

Mass Violence and Genocide in Asia, a talk by Prof. Elizabeth Kolsky of Villanova University. Thursday May 11, 2017 in the Graduate Center’s Room C-205. Sponsored by the CUNY Academy’s Global Studies Group. This event is hosted by Professor Frank Jacob.

The CUNY Academy’s Conference on War and the Urban Context will take place in the Graduate Center’s 9th Floor Skylight Room on Friday May 19, 2017, from 9 AM to 6 PM. This event is hosted by Prof. Sarah Danielsson.

These events are free and open to the public. Seating may be limited. First come, first served, unless an RSVP is requested.


Manfred Philipp
Executive Director, The CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences


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