ARC Applications

Applications ARE now CLOSED. please check back in september 2023.

*Please download and save the application to your computer desktop before filling it out*

Please apply by completing the appropriate online application form below:

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 2023-2024 Distinguished Scholar Awards.

Broadly defined, the research areas are:

  • Race, Migration, & Diversity
  • Inequality
  • Global Urbanism
  • Collective Memory

Distinguished awardees will be provided an office, computer, and access to The Graduate Center’s academic infrastructure. In return, all fellows are expected to carry out their work regularly at The Graduate Center and to participate in its intellectual and academic community. In practice, this means:

  • Using their Graduate Center office on a regular basis
  • Interacting regularly and sharing their work with other ARC scholars
  • Presenting their research at one of the weekly seminars 
  • Attending the weekly seminars on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 as well as other ARC events

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 Scholars: for tenured and tenure-track faculty at one of the campuses of the City University of New York, excluding central line faculty at the Graduate Center. A Distinguished CUNY Scholar will receive course buyouts up to a maximum of 3 course releases for one semester.

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