The Vera Institute and CUNY Graduate Center invites applications for Summer Fellows who will be based in Vera’s New York City office. These $4,000 fellowships will be offered to Graduate Center Ph.D. students from any program with primary research interests in criminal or immigration justice and the work of the Vera Institute.* The primary responsibilities of the award winners will be to collaborate with researchers in one of Vera’s 4 centers or programs on research relating to a specific project, including but not limited to data collection, analysis, fieldwork, report writing, stakeholder engagement, and dissemination.
While Vera’s centers and programs span the criminal justice system, Vera is offering CUNY Fellows projects in select areas. Please see the list of potential projects below and indicate in your application which project or projects are most relevant to your experience and interest. If you are interested in more than one project, be sure to fill out the last page of this document, listing those projects in order of preference. You can apply for no more than 3 projects.
Fellowship recipients will be required to be in residence for 120 hours over the summer of 2021 at the Vera Institute of Justice working for scheduled times from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Monday through Friday. Depending on developments with COVID-19, this fellowship could be remote. Vera and CUNY will provide more information as the summer gets closer. In addition, recipients will be required to attend a welcome reception at the beginning of the fellowship, to do a brief presentation on their work at the end of the summer and write a blog post about their experiences before the end of the Fall 2021 semester.
To apply please send a letter of interest describing your research interests and related experience with specific reference to one of the projects described below, a c.v., a current Graduate Center transcript (you may submit the unofficial student copy that can be printed from CUNYFirst), and a letter of support from your primary advisor.
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The Vera Institute will be hosting an information session about the fellowship on
Friday, December 18, 2020 from 2:30-3:30 PM
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Meeting ID: 998 9918 1948