Each academic year the Center appoints six doctoral student fellows from the Graduate Center, CUNY and six CUNY faculty fellows from throughout CUNY. Fellows are drawn from programs in the social sciences, humanities, and sciences. Faculty fellows receive a two course release for the year of their fellowship (to be distributed across the fall and spring semesters at the discretion of their department), and student fellows receive a stipend of $10,000. ONLY full-time CUNY faculty are eligible for faculty fellowships, and ONLY Level III CUNY doctoral students are eligible for Graduate Fellowships. Deadlines for these fellowships are announced below once they are determined.

You can read abstracts of past fellows’ research here.

A central aspect of the Center is a weekly seminar that meets every Wednesday morning from 10 AM-12 PM. This seminar is a chance to bring student and faculty fellows together with distinguished visiting scholars around the annual theme.

You can read about this year’s seminar theme here.

The Center also offers a Post-Doctoral Fellowship position every one to two years (see below). Information on becoming a Visiting Scholar at the Center can be found here.



The deadline for applications is Wednesday January 16th, 2019, by 12pm. Your emailed application must be received on or before this date to be considered.

Doctoral Students must apply using the Graduate Center Provost’s Office Dissertation Fellowships and Awards Application. Please adhere to the guidelines detailed by the Provost’s Office.  Note that this application is not sent directly to the Center for Place, Culture and Politics.  ***Questions about the Doctoral Student Fellowship should be directed to Rachel Sponzo at rsponzo@gc.cuny.edu, or 212-817-7282.

The application guidelines, cover sheet, and a list of frequently asked questions can be found on the Provost’s Office website.

Your GC login and password are needed to access these materials.

Your adviser must submit a letter of recommendation by the same deadline, Wednesday January 16th, 2019 by 12 PM.

Students should include a brief “statement of applicability” in their application file/materials. In this statement, please highlight the connection between your research and this year’s seminar theme. It should be 1 page or less in length.

The application materials should be assembled AS A SINGLE DOCUMENT in .pdf or .docx format in the following order:

a. Application cover sheet
b. Statement of applicability
c. 9-page proposal
d. 1-page bibliography
e. 2-page CV
f. Graduate Center Transcript (unofficial student copy is sufficient)

One letter of reference to be submitted electronically by your adviser (see instructions page).




The deadline for applications is Wednesday January 16th, 2019, by 12pm. Your emailed application must be received on or before this date to be considered.


A completed  Faculty-Fellow-Application is comprised of four parts:

  • Completed faculty application form 2019 that includes the signature of the program Executive Officer for faculty with Graduate School and University Center(GSUC) appointments or of Department chairs for non-GSUC appointments. (This is on the second page of the .pdf above)
  • 150 words abstract
  • Project description (maximum 1500 words)
  • A current short CV (maximum 5 pages)

Submission guidelines:

Submit completed application by e-mail as a PDF attachment (including the signed application form) to pcp@gc.cuny.edu. Title email as: “FACULTY FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION”. The application deadline is  January 16th, 2019 by 12pm

Inquiries about the faculty fellowship can be sent to pcp@gc.cuny.edu** 



Position Title: Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) – Center for Place, Culture, and Politics

Job ID: 19924

Compensation: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Closing Date: February 8, 2019

The Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) announces a postdoctoral position for the academic year 2019-2020 with the possibility of renewal for a second year subject to funding availability. We seek applicants who work on the theme of “Mobilizations and Migrations,” in the context of a general concern for understanding processes of uneven geographical development at different scales.

    The Center, established in 2000, is interdisciplinary and strives to provide an intellectual forum for the discussion of a wide range of vital contemporary issues. Each academic year, faculty and graduate student fellows from different disciplines explore a specific theme at the Center through a weekly seminar. The Center also hosts prominent national and international scholars and activists who have done significant work related to the theme and invites distinguished outside lecturers to present their work. Over the past several years the Center has sought to work more closely with social movements in New York City and beyond on the theme of “The Right to the City” and other contemporary urgencies.

    Please visit https://pcp.gc.cuny.edu for details on the Center and visit https://pcp.gc.cuny.edu/seminar-theme/ for details on the theme of “Mobilizations and Migrations.”

    The role of the Post-Doctoral Fellow (Research Associate) is integral to the yearly running of the Center. In addition to conducting his/her own research, the Post-doctoral Fellow will be expected to attend and contribute to the weekly seminar at the Center. Duties will also include active involvement with other Center initiatives, such as organizing conferences and symposia, and liaising with community organizations and scholars. The incumbent will report to the Director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral Degree (or equivalent) in a related field and demonstrated research ability.

Other Qualifications:

A preferred candidate should have demonstrated scholarship or achievement related to the theme “Mobilizations and Migrations.” The candidate should also have the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Candidates should have their doctoral dissertations (or equivalent) in hand and have completed their dissertations within the last five years.

How to Apply:

  1. Please apply using the link below:


Click on “Apply Now” which will bring you to the registration screen. If you are a new user, you must register to apply. If you already have a user ID, please use your existing ID to apply. Make sure to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references (name, title, organization, phone number, and email). Please upload all documents in Word or PDF format as one file.


  1. Go to http://cuny.jobs/ and search for Job ID 19924.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.