Current Students

The Graduate Center Offers a variety of financial awards, scholarships, grants, and employment opportunities to help current doctoral students finance their education and research.

These financial supports are administered by different offices at The Graduate Center, including the Office of Financial Aid, the Provost’s Office, and centers and institutes that are part of The Graduate Center. You will find those details below, including contact information and application deadlines, where applicable, for each award or opportunity.

Five-Year Fellowships

You will find detailed information about five-year fellowship packages for doctoral students in the prospective students section of this website. These packages include:

  • Graduate Center Fellowship (GCF)
  • Five-Year Tuition Fellowship
  • Miranda Family Fellowship
  • Science Fellowship
  • Clare Booth Luce Fellowship
  • CUNY Science Scholarship (CSS)
  • Neuroscience Fellowship
  • Five-Year Provost's Enhancement Fellowship

Review fellowship award information »

Named Awards

The Graduate Center offers a small number of special awards to students with academic promise and specialized skills. Funding for awards varies, and awards are not offered every year. When the awards are available, the Provost’s Office will announce a call for applications.

John H.E. Fried Memorial Fellowship in International Law and Human Rights
Pamela Galiber Memorial Award
Leonard S. Kogan Fellowship
Dean K. Harrison Fellowships

Research Funding

Early Research Initiative
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP)
Doctoral Student Research Grant Program
Conference Presentation Support

Dissertation Funding

Dissertation fellowships and awards are available on a highly competitive basis.

Award amounts vary between $4,000 and $25,000.

When funding opportunities are available, the Provost’s Office will announce a call for applications.

Graduate Center Dissertation Fellowship Competition
ERI Knickerbocker Archival Research Grant in American Studies
The George D. Schwab Fellowship in American Foreign Policy
Schomburg Archival Dissertation Fellowship

Funding from Other Graduate Center Sources

Fellowships from Centers, Institutes, and Committees
New Media Fellowships
New Media Lab (NML) Jobs and Awards
CUNY Humanities Alliance Graduate Teaching Fellowships

Employment Opportunities

Adjunct Teaching at CUNY Colleges
Student Employment Program

External Funding

As our office becomes aware of additional opportunities for outside funding, we will post the relevant information.

Please note: The Graduate Center does not endorse or recommend any particular organization, individual, points of view, products, or services offered by these outside sites. Students should review all scholarship information carefully.

Students interested in additional research funding from external sources may also review opportunities collected by the Early Research Initiative.

Scholarship Opportunities
Other Opportunities
Funding-Related Tools and Databases