Each academic year the Center appoints six CUNY faculty fellows and six CUNY doctoral student fellows from throughout CUNY. Fellows are drawn from doctoral 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 Graduate 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. You can read abstracts of past fellows’ research here.  Deadlines for this fellowships are announced below once they are determined. 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.


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. As a reminder, please submit your cover sheet, proposal, cv, and transcript as a single document.

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

The application materials should be assembled AS A SINGLE DOCUMENT in pdf or word 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 .doc above)
  • 150 words abstract
  • Project description (maximum 1550 words)
  • A current shot 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 can be sent to pcp@gc.cuny.edu** 



Information on 2019-2020 Post-Doctoral Fellowships will be announced shortly.