Internal Funding

Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis by various doctoral programs, research centers and institutes, and committees. In some instances, students apply directly; in others, they must be nominated by their programs. Students should explore and reach out to programs, centers and committees related to their areas of study for possible funding opportunities.

Listed below are award competitions for research and dissertation write-up funding offered by The Graduate Center. Individual doctoral programs occasionally have program-specific awards, and sometimes new funds become available at the last minute.

Remember to check your Graduate Center email address for time-sensitive notices.

All Disciplines

Doctoral Student Research Grant (DSRG) Program
ERI Catalyst Grant

Humanities and Social Sciences

ERI Award for Archival Research in African American and African Diaspora Studies
Provost's Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowship
ERI/PublicsLab Summer Public Research Fellowships
The Vera Institute and CUNY Graduate Center Fellowships
John H.E. Fried Memorial Fellowships in International Human Rights
Morgan Library and Museum Graduate Archival Fellowships
CUNY—NYBG | Humanities Institute Graduate Research Fellowships
ERI Knickerbocker Archival Research Grant in American Studies


Provost's Pre-Dissertation Science Summer Fellowships


Art and Science Connect Fellowships
Connect New York Fellowships
Provost's Digital Innovation Grants
Graduate Center Digital Fellows Program