The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


March 27 deadline – Graduate Center Videography Fellowship

 As part of the Provost’s digital initiatives, we seek to award several fellowships to students with digital video editing and camera skills to help promote the scholarly activities of the GC. They will do this by filming events such as lectures, colloquia, conferences, etc. and make available both entire events as well as shorter excerpts as online videos. This will help the Graduate Center fulfill its mission of producing knowledge for the public, as well as raise its profile.



Students should have a minimum of two years experience with Final Cut Pro, a strong sense of storytelling, and the ability to use Compressor to export videos optimized for YouTube; and experience filming. These fellows must be available some evenings in order to film events.



  • Filming program events such as lectures, colloquia, conferences, etc.
  • Editing both entire events as well as shorter excerpts
  • Adding template graphics to edited works
  • Compressing and uploading completed videos optimized for YouTube
  • Collaborating with Program Social Media Fellows, EOs, and other GC offices to make strategic use of online videos



Full-time Graduate Center doctoral students of any level (1, 2, or 3) are eligible.  They may not hold another CUNY graduate assistantship at the same time they hold this fellowship.



This fellowship will provide a total of $30,951 per year.  This funding will include a Graduate Assistant B appointment and a stipend, along within in-state tuition remission if the fellow is within the first 10 registered semesters of study and eligibility to purchase NYSHIP health insurance. Fellows will be required to work a total of 450 non-teaching hours during the academic year (an average of 15 hours per week). They may teach one course per semester at a CUNY college.


Application Instructions

Students should apply directly by submitting a single PDF file that includes their CV, a 1-2 page statement of interest, and a list of video projects undertaken and/or completed. Nominations should be sent to no later than Friday March 27, 2015. If you have questions about the fellowship, please contact Chris Caruso


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