Advanced Research Collaborative


Advanced Research Collaborative  

Akinsulue Smith
"The protected time and the opportunity to engage with incredible national and international scholars were invaluable. What a rich and stimulating oasis!"
-- Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith, Professor of Psychology The City College of New York and The Graduate Center, CUNY
Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome
"As a member of the CUNY faculty from Brooklyn College, the opportunity gave me an invaluable experience." -- Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome, Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College

Rafael Alarcon
"ARC is a unique academic community that provides the opportunity to turn research into publications in a pleasant environment." -- Rafael Alarcón, Professor of Social Studies/Migration Studies, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Mexico.

Willem Duyvendak
"ARC provides a wonderful opportunity for an international group of engaged scholars, who are devoted to intellectual exchanges and cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research." -- Jan Willem Duyvendak, Rector of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) and Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)


The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) of The Graduate Center invites tenured and tenure-track scholars both within and outside of CUNY to apply for our Distinguished Faculty Awards.

Broadly defined, the research areas are:

  • Race, Migration, & Diversity
  • Multilingualism & Translation
  • Inequality
  • Global Cities
We are particularly interested in projects that can speak to both humanistic and social scientific concern. 

Distinguished Awards fall into two categories:
  • Distinguished Visiting Scholars: for scholars who are not employed by the City University of New York. A Distinguished Visiting Scholar will receive an office, computer, and access to The Graduate Center’s academic infrastructure. Scholars can stay for one or two semesters, or for a shorter period. Depending on the duration of stay, travel costs to and from the fellowship can be reimbursed for the most economical fare only (up to maximum of $3,000) following the submission of the required documentation.
  • Distinguished CUNY Fellows: for tenured and tenure-track faculty at one of the campuses of the City University of New York. A Distinguished CUNY Fellow will receive course buyouts up to a maximum of 3 course releases for one semester.