Advanced Research Collaborative  

Grace Davie
"The interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas that ARC provides is absolutely unique within the Graduate Center, and within the CUNY system."
-- Grace Davie, Associate Professor of History, Queens College
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
Lakshmi Bandlamudi
"The release time, office space and, more importantly, being amidst fellow scholars, was invaluable. This is particularly a significant support for Community College faculty." -- Lakshmi Bandlamudi, Professor of Psychology, LaGuardia Community College
Patrick Simon
"ARC is crucial for maintaining alive the ideal of intellectual and scientific communities exchanging ideas and knowledge in a productive and welcoming environment." -- Patrick Simon, Director of Research, Institut National D'Etudes Demographiques, Paris


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 Fellowships who are conducting research in any one of the following areas: Inequality, Immigration, Multilingualism & Translation, Global Cities, Critical University Studies (click here for more information about this research area). All applicants should have outstanding records of published research and scholarship.

All fellows are expected to carry out their work regularly at the Graduate Center, which is located in New York City at 365 Fifth Avenue, and to participate in the intellectual and academic community of ARC and the Graduate Center. In practice, this means:

        -Using their Graduate Center office on a regular basis
        -Interacting regularly and sharing their work with other ARC fellows 
        -Presenting your research at one of the weekly seminars on Thursday from 4:30-6:30 
        -Attending the weekly seminars on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 as well as other ARC events
        -Mentoring ARC's doctoral student fellows throughout the semester in cluster meetings 
        -In addition, Fellows will be asked to choose 2 items from the options below:
               -hold office hours twice a month for students and faculty
               -attend at least two events per semester in the doctoral program in their field
               -participate in a doctoral seminar by presenting or attending 2-3 times per semester
               -attend a small lunch with faculty and students in the relevant program

Fellowships are tenable for one or two semesters during the academic year. 

Distinguished Fellowships fall into two categories:

Distinguished Visiting Fellows: for scholars and researchers who are not employed by the City University of New York. A Distinguished Visiting Fellow will receive a salary of up to $72,000 for the full academic year or up to $36,000 for a single semester.*

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 three course releases per semester for a maximum of two semesters.

*All salaries are subject to Federal, State and City statutory deductions.

Please note that previous fellows are not eligible to apply.


The Advanced Research Collaborative's Student Fellowship Application is distributed by the Provost's Office. 

You must be a full-time registered doctoral student who has completed the First Exam but not yet completed the Second at the time of the tenure of the award. You must also:

         - be in full residence at the Graduate Center 
         - be available to attend all of the weekly ARC seminars for the semester 
         - attend three Research Cluster Meetings with ARC Faculty members
         - be a discussant for one of the seminar presentations
         - and submit a research statement of approximately 10 pages at the end of the semester

The award is for one semester in the amount of $4000. 

Please note that previous fellows are not eligible to apply.