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March 29 CUNY Graduate Center: Vera Institute Research Fellowships

The Early Research Initiative invites applications for two Vera Institute Research Fellowships. 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 5 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, programs, and demonstration projects span the criminal justice system, it is offering CUNY Fellows projects in select areas. Please see the attached list of potential projects below, and indicate in your application which project or projects are most relevant to your experience and interest.

Fellowship recipients will be required to be in residence for 120 hours over the summer of 2016 at the Vera Institute working for scheduled times from 9:30 to 4pm on Monday through Friday. In addition, recipients will be required to do a brief public presentation on their work and write a blog post about their experiences before the end of the Fall 2016 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 (Students may submit the unofficial student copy that can be printed from banner), and a letter of support from your primary advisor.
Instructions for submitting your application:

  1. Please combine the above materials (except for the letter of recommendation) into a SINGLE file (saved as either as a pdf document or a word document).
    Use the following format when naming your document: Last Name, First Name, Program
  2. Email your file directly to
    Please use your graduate center email address when sending the file.

Instructions for Faculty Recommenders

  1. Prepare your reference letter as a regular word or pdf document.
  2. Please use the following format when naming your document:
    Student Last Name, First Name
  3. Email your file directly to

Application Deadline: March 29th, 2016
CUNY Graduate Center / Vera Institute of Justice PhD Student Fellowships
Available projects, Summer 2016

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