Research at the Graduate Center

Master’s and doctoral students at the CUNY Graduate Center conduct original research, working with renowned faculty at our many research centers and institutes.

Master’s and doctoral students at the CUNY Graduate Center conduct original research, working with renowned faculty at our many research centers and institutes.

The Graduate Center provides doctoral and master’s students with ample resources to support their research efforts.

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) helps students, faculty, and staff at the Graduate Center identify, acquire, and manage outside funding for their research projects.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The CUNY Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) is responsible for the protection of the rights and welfare of human subjects in research projects conducted at CUNY or by CUNY faculty, staff and students and RF CUNY staff.

Human Research Protection Program

The Sponsored Programs Office at the Advanced Science Research Center (CUNY ASRC) oversees award submissions and administration for faculty and students who are based at the CUNY ASRC. 

CUNY ASRC Sponsored Programs Office

The RCR covers core norms, principles, regulations, and rules governing the practice of research.

Responsible Conduct for Research

High-end core facilities and instrumentation in the ASRC, never before available at CUNY, allow scientists to expand the scope and scale of their research endeavors. These facilities are open to students, faculty and staff researchers, as well as government, and industrial partners, regardless of their level of expertise. Facility staff will work with members to help them develop an effective research plan. Novice members are highly encouraged to frequently communicate with the staff during the initial phases of their research.

Explore scientific facilities at the ASRC

GCDI focuses on incorporating new technologies, data-driven inquiry, and digital humanities tools into how Graduate Center students learn, research, and teach. They provide technical support for student teachers and researchers and award grants.

GC Digital Initiatives


The Writing Center assists current and past graduate students in the cultivation of writing skills and habits. One of the few writing centers in the country that specifically serves the needs of graduate students, it offers individual consultations, workshops, and other programming.

The Writing Center

PublicsLab encourages and supports accessible humanities research and scholarship for the public good.


Fellowships and awards are available on a competitive basis for advanced doctoral candidates who are close to completing their dissertations. 

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships and Grants

The Early Research Initiative helps students discover opportunities for funded research in archives, museums, field sites, special collections, laboratories, and research centers.

Early Research Initiative

In addition to career/job hunting advice, the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development provides assistance for students looking for grants, postdoctoral work, and fellowships.

Career Planning and Professional Development

ARC scholars enter a stimulating interdisciplinary environment in which they conduct their own research, access the GC’s research centers and institutes, and collaborate with doctoral students and other leading scholars.

Advanced Research Collaborative

Advanced Science Research Center

Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC)

The ASRC is CUNY’s premier scientific research institute. Located in a 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building in Upper Manhattan, the ASRC fosters collaboration across disciplines and encourages groundbreaking research. Among the extraordinary resources onsite is a 5,000-square-foot cleanroom—the largest in New York City.

Learn more about the ASRC
Conducting research on plants

Centers and Institutes

The Graduate Center is home to more than 30 interdisciplinary research centers and institutes focused on areas of compelling social, civic, cultural, and scientific study. These centers also offer student fellowships.

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GC Faculty

The Graduate Center’s faculty has approximately 2,200 members based across CUNY’s campuses, including approximately 140 appointed exclusively at the Graduate Center. Among our faculty are leading researchers in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and engineering. Our faculty members regularly receive prestigious honors and awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Humanities Medal, the National Medal of Science, and the New York City Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology.

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