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Doctoral Fellowships

Beginning in Fall 2013, all entering doctoral students in Philosophy will automatically be considered for one of the following 5-year awards.

Five-year Graduate Center Fellowship

The Graduate Center Fellowship provides full tuition and $25,000 each year for the first five years of study. The fellowship consists of a stipend in the Fall and Spring semesters, a summer research stipend, a graduate assistantship, a tuition award, and eligibility for low-cost individual or family NYSHIP health insurance.  Support for the Fall and Spring semesters is $23,000 and the summer research stipend is $2,000.

The service assignments associated with the Graduate Center Fellowship are intended to develop scholarly and professional skills. In the first year, Graduate Center Fellows serve as research assistants or in another assignment determined by their doctoral program. In the second, third and fourth years, a Fellow teaches one course each semester at a CUNY undergraduate college. In the fifth year, a Fellow serves as a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Fellow, or in a similar assignment, at a CUNY college.

All Graduate Center Fellows receive full tuition up to 16 credits per semester in their first year of study. All Graduate Center Fellows who are international students receive full tuition up to 16 credits per semester for the four remaining years of this fellowship. If U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents who are Graduate Center Fellows choose not to establish New York State residency following their first year, they must pay the difference between the full in-state tuition which they will receive and the out-of-state tuition rate they will be charged.

Learn more about establishing New York State residency here.


Five-year Presidential MAGNET Fellowship

For Students Entering 2013-2014

The Presidential MAGNET Fellowship is a five-year fellowship for incoming students from underrepresented groups who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.  Please note that students must be nominated by their programs for this fellowship.

The fellowship covers full tuition and student fees and provides an annual stipend of $27,000 for the first five years of study.  The award consists of a stipend, a graduate assistantship, a tuition award (including student fees) and eligibility for low-cost individual or family NYSHIP health insurance (NYSHIP). Fellows will receive a further $1,000 startup stipend in the first year to help with the costs of beginning doctoral studies. Additionally, during the third year the fellow receives a $1,500 research/travel stipend to help lay the ground work for a dissertation project.

Presidential Magnet Fellows are appointed as Graduate Assistants for five years. In years 1, 2, and 3 the Fellow serves as a graduate assistant assigned to mentoring undergraduates in the CUNY Pipeline Program. In the 4th and 5th year the Fellow has the option of either teaching one course each semester at a CUNY undergraduate college or of serving as a research assistant in the Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity Programs.

Students who accept the Presidential MAGNET Fellowship are required to attend monthly colloquia at the Graduate Center, mentor undergraduate student who are pursuing a career in college teaching and participate in the administration of the CUNY Pipeline Program.


Five-year Tuition Fellowships

These fellowships cover full tuition (up to 16 credits per semester) and are awarded in recognition of academic achievement and in expectation of scholarly success.

All Tuition Fellows receive full tuition up to 16 credits per semester in their first year of study. All Tuition Fellows who are international students receive full tuition up to 16 credits per semester for the four remaining years of this fellowship. If U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents who are Tuition Fellows choose not to establish New York State residency following their first year, they must pay the difference between the full in-state tuition which they will receive and the out-of-state tuition rate they will be charged.

Learn more about establishing New York State residency here.


 

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Executive Officer: Prof. Iakovos Vasiliou
Deputy Executive Officer: Prof. John Greenwood
Director of Admissions: Prof. Carol Gould
Director of Placement: Prof. Noël Carroll
Assistant Program Officer: Rosemarie Iannuzzi