Month: November 2023

Awards in November 2022 – November 2023

November 2022 – May 2023

2023-2024 Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

  • Bonnie Ip, Dissertation Year Fellowship ($25,000)
  • Angela LaScala-Gruenewald, Altman Dissertation Fellowship ($25,000)
  • Marianne Madore, Gittell Dissertation Fellowship ($25,000)
  • Zachary Del Rosso, Garth Dissertation Fellowship ($10,000)
  • Nicholas Rodrigo, Dissertation Year Award ($10,000)
  • Lorraine Torres Colon, Dissertation Year Award ($10,000)


2022-2023 Early Research Initiative Awards Recipients

  • Angela LaScala-Gruenewald, American Studies Archival Award ($4,000)
  • Andrew Shapiro, American Studies Archival Award ($4,000)
  • Brian Mercado, Public Research Summer Award ($4,000)
  • Nicholas Rodrigo, Public Research Summer Award ($4,000)
  • Brittany Suh, Connect New York Research Award ($4,000)


2022-2023 Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant Recipients

  • Yu-Jhen Chen ($1,000)
  • Qiyao Pan ($1,000)


2022-2023 Black, Race and Ethnic Studies (BRES) Fellowship Recipients 

  • Cristine Khan (Doctoral Fellow)
  • Kristen Miller (Doctoral Fellow)
  • Diana Yung-Yi Pan (Research Faculty Fellow)
  • Margaret Chin (Curriculum Development Faculty Fellow)
  • Richard Ocejo (Curriculum Development Faculty Fellow)
  • John Torpey (Curriculum Development Faculty Fellow)


2022-2023 Future Initiative Grant Receipients

  • Sasha Isaac, Equity & Social Justice Grant ($500)
  • Parisa Osmanovic, Equity & Social Justice Grant ($500)
  • Bonnie Ip, Dr. Louise Lennihan Arts & Sciences Grant ($500)


Zachary Del Rosso

Was awarded 2023-2024 Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (OIRE) Fellowship


Sasha Isaac

Was awarded 2023-2024 CUNY Humanities Alliance Fellowship ($29,000)


Joseph van der Naald

Was awarded 2023-2024 Center for Engaged Scholarship Dissertation Fellowship ($30,000)


May – November 2023

David Brotherton (Faculty)

Received Lifetime Achievement Award from American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division on Critical Criminology & Social Justice, also featured in GC news here


Yu-Jhen Chen

Received 2023-2026 Demography Graduate Center Fellowship ($27,374 per year)


Janet Gornick (Faculty)

Was awarded an honorary doctorate by Stockholm University in recognition for her research on socioeconomic inequality


Beiyi Hu

Received 2023-2024 Future Initiative Fellowship ($29,374)


Cristine Khan and Angela LaScala-Gruenewald

Received Russell Sage Foundation Dissertation Research Grant ($10,000)


Tammy Lewis (Faculty)

Received the 2023 Fred Buttel Distinguished Contribution Award from ASA Environmental Sociology section


Jayne Mooney (Faculty)

Received the 2023 Saltzman Award for Contributions to Practice from American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division on Feminist Criminology


Brittany Suh

Received the 2023 ASA Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant ($16,000)


Van Tran (Faculty)

Was elected a member of Sociological Research Association, also featured in GC news here


Talya Wolf

Was offered and has accepted a position as a MALS Advising Fellow for the 2023-2024 academic year

Fellowship Opportunities in Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Futures Initiative Grant Competitions for GC Students

Qualifications: Various. Click here to learn more.

Deadline: December 1, 2023.

More Information: Contact Adashima Oyo at

Grant Amount: various $500


Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy

Qualifications: Doctoral students in their second through sixth year. The foundation supports projects with a social policy application on either a global or local level. Applications are evaluated based on the Trustees’ assessment of criteria such as: feasibility, applicability, originality, methodology, theoretically informed or empirically rich research, and letters of recommendation. Apply

Deadline: December 1, 2023.

More Information: Click here.

Grant Amount: Various


Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies

Qualifications: We offer five different fellowships: Berlin Program Dissertation Fellowship, Berlin Program Postdoc Fellowship, Max Kade Berlin Postdoc Fellowship, Kerstin Leitner Berlin Dissertation Fellowship and Kerstin Leitner Berlin Postdoc Fellowship. For key features and eligibility, check the Fellowships Overview, and get ready for your Application.

Deadline: December 1, 2023,

More Information: Click here

Grant Amount: Varies


IRADAC Fellows Program (Fall 2024/Spring 2025)

Qualifications: Ph.D. candidates at the dissertation stage.

Deadline: December 22, 2023, 4:00 pm.

More Information: Contact IRADAC link

Grant Amount: $5,000 stipend.


Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship 2024-2025

Qualifications: U.S. citizens pursuing a graduate degree at a designated U.S. institution, with a demonstrated need for financial assistance.

Deadline: Thursday, January 4, 2024, 5pm

More Information: Contact

Grant Amount: $18,000 annual stipend for room, board, and living expenses, plus actual tuition cost.

Apply: Submit application and supporting materials to Rachel Sponzo at


Green-Wood Research Award in Urban Environmental Science

Qualifications: The Green-Wood Research Fellowship Award in Urban Environmental Science provides support for emerging investigators to conduct original research that utilizes the landscape and collections of The Green-Wood Cemetery and Historic Fund to advance the study of urban ecology and/or climate resilience.

Deadline: January 15, 2024

More Information: Awards are granted to support research expenses and/or travel expenses associated with the proposed research. Click here for more info.

Grant Amount: Project proposals will be reviewed and considered for funding up to a maximum of $5,000.


CUNY Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship Competition (2024-2025)

Qualifications: Ph.D. students advanced to candidacy, expecting to complete the dissertation during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Deadline: Applications due by January 16, 2024, 5:00 pm.

More Information: Contact Rachel Sponzo at See application packet.

Grant Amount: Varies, with some fellowships exceeding $10,000.


Doctoral Student Research Grant

Qualifications: Doctoral students in their second through sixth year.

Deadline: January 31, 2024.

More Information: DSRG Guidelines.

Grant Amount: Up to $1,500.


Graduate Center, CUNY Schomburg Archival Dissertation Fellowship

Qualifications: Ph.D. students in any field with research projects focused on the African Diaspora. For your application to be considered, you must be officially advanced to candidacy (level III) by the application deadline.

Deadline: February 2, 2024, 5:00 pm.

More Information: Contact Rachel Sponzo at or click here.

Grant Amount: $25,000 financial aid fellowship, covering in-state tuition.


Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship

Qualifications: Students must be level II, exceptions will be made for students in programs where a formal dissertation prospectus/proposal is not submitted for approval until after advancing to level III. Such level III students will only be eligible if they have not officially submitted a prospectus/proposal to their program. Students who have received GC Dissertation Fellowships are not eligible.

Deadline: February 5, 2024, 3:00 pm.

More Information: Contact Rachel Sponzo at Submit PDF files to and complete online application  Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Research Award

Grant Amount: $4,000.


Early Research Initiative Summer Public Research Fellowships

Qualifications: Graduate Center Ph.D. students conducting research with a public focus.

Deadline: February 16, 2024, 5:00 pm.

More Information: Contact or click here.

Grant Amount: $4,000.