As part of President Stanley's initiatives in the Arts, Humanities, and Lettered Social Sciences (AHLSS), The Graduate School is pleased to announce its third call for nominations for the Graduate Fellowship and Faculty Research Program. This program, started in 2014/2015 as one of President Stanley’s initiatives in the arts, humanities, and lettered social sciences, provides one year of funding, at $20,000 each, to six doctoral students who have advanced to candidacy – and who have completed their department’s allocated funding. These fellows, in turn, teach two courses during the academic year, creating release time for junior faculty members to focus on research and program development.

Each program may nominate up to two student candidates and two faculty member candidates.

Note: The award does not include funds for hiring adjuncts to replace faculty teaching, nor can CAS provide such funds; therefore, the Chair should specifically address in the nomination materials how the recommended pairing of student and faculty can be done without a net loss of FTE teaching in the department. Faculty receiving course releases from other sources are not eligible.

Eligibility: Doctoral students from all departments in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, who have advanced to candidacy by the nomination deadline of April 24, 2017, and will have completed their department’s allocated funding, irrespective of the campus (i.e. Southampton, Manhattan, East Campus). Assistant and associate professors.

Dates: The selection committee will review the nominations April 26-May 3 with winners announced on Friday, May 5. Winners will be invited to attend and briefly acknowledged at the Graduate Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 17.

Please do not hesitate to contact Susanne Stahl (2-7046) with questions concerning this application process.

pdf 2017 Awards Process - Critical Dates

pdf Call for Nominations and Instructions






BULLET "Are ALL departments in the Social Sciences eligible to apply?" 

Yes, but be sure to give an account of why the students are not being funded otherwise, in addition to how their research contributes to the Arts, Humanities and Lettered Social Sciences

BULLET "Are full professors eligible for the faculty development part of the award?"

No. Only assistant and associate professors are eligible.

BULLET "Is a student who will be advanced to candidacy in the Fall eligible?"

Only graduate students who have been advanced to candidacy, or are ABD at the time of nomination, are eligible.

BULLET Does the Fellowship cover health insurance?

The Fellowship will be given as a Teaching Assistantship; recipients are therefore eligible for enrollment in the Student Employee Health Plan (SEHP).

BULLET Is there a maximum amount of nominations each department can have? 

A complete application consists of a faculty nomination and a graduate student nomination. Each program may nominate up to two student candidates and two faculty member candidates.

BULLET If the student's GPD and advisor are the same, is another letter required?

In this situation, the preference is for someone else from the students' committee to write a letter of nomination on their behalf. 

BULLET Can the student suggest that they teach the same class twice, or can it be one class repeating over the Fall and Spring semesters?

Students can suggest teaching the same class twice, but there has to be a compelling reason for why they are doing this. Suggestions for two different classes related to their research would carry more weight than one to repeat the same class.

BULLET Can a department make two separate nominations- one that pairs one student with one professor and the other that pairs one student with two professors? 

Yes, the department can make a nomination for one student with one faculty (two courses) or one student with two different faculty (one course each). The department should be free to use the program as best benefits the faculty.


WINNERS FOR 2016-2017 

Graduate Student Fellowships:

Noga Bernstein, Art History

Anne Deger, Cultural Analysis & Theory

Kelly Jones, History

Chong Zhang, Linguistics

Jon Fessenden, Music

Eva Boodman, Philosophy


Faculty Research Program:  

Brooke Belisle, Art

David Mather, Art

Timothy August, Cultural Analysis & Theory

Lori Flores, History

Shirley Lim, History

Jiwon Yun, Linguistics

Catherine Bradley, Music

Erika Honisch, Music

Allegra de Laurentiis, Philosophy


Click here to view past winners