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Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts & Sciences Grant Competition, 2021

The Futures Initiative is pleased to announce the fifth annual Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts & Sciences Grant Competition. Up to six micro-grants in the amount of $500 will be awarded to eligible doctoral students at the Graduate Center to support interdisciplinary research related to the intersections of humanities, arts, science, and technology. Research that is likely to have a public impact or result in a public-facing project is highly competitive. Students who have not received significant funding are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications are due on April 4, 2021. Funds will be distributed in late Spring 2021.

Topics eligible for funding: Interdisciplinary work at the intersections of humanities, arts, science, and technology. Projects will be evaluated on their creativity, interdisciplinarity, public value, and applicability to equity and social justice.

Award: Support of $500 to be used for research, participation in a conference or workshop, or other support in order to present or pursue additional research. Support for research disruptions due to COVID-19 will also be considered.

Eligibility: All applicants must be PhD students in good standing, at any stage of their career, in any field, and must be enrolled for the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters. 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. Students from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the academy are warmly encouraged to apply.

Terms: Award recipients will be asked to provide a brief written report or public talk/discussion in Fall 2021.

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