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Doctoral Fellowships

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

The Graduate Center offers five-year Presidential MAGNET Fellowships to entering students from underrepresented groups who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, in recognition of academic achievement and in expectation of scholarly success. The fellowship, which is available to students in all of the Graduate Center's doctoral programs, consists of an annual stipend and graduate assistantship totaling $27,000, full tuition and fees, and eligibility for low-cost health insurance. Fellows also receive a $1,000 start-up stipend in the first year to help with the costs of beginning doctoral studies; during the third year, fellows receive a $1,500 research/travel stipend to help lay the groundwork for the dissertation project.

Each year, doctoral programs nominate outstanding students from underrepresented groups who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to the Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity Program, which selects students to receive the fellowship.


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.


More information on funding is available at the Graduate Center Fellowships and Grants Page.


 

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Philosophy Program, The Graduate Center, CUNY

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Phone: 212-817-8615
philosophy@gc.cuny.edu
 
Executive Officer: Prof. Iakovos Vasiliou
Deputy Executive Officer: Prof. John Greenwood
Director of Admissions: Prof. Graham Priest
Director of Placement: Prof. Noël Carroll
Assistant Program Officer: Natile Clarke