GC PhD Students Apply Today! Call for FI Graduate Fellows, 2023-2024

Application Deadline: April 5, 2023


The Futures Initiative advocates for greater equity and innovation in higher education. Housed at and supported by the CUNY Graduate Center, our programs, both graduate and undergraduate, reach throughout the CUNY Community, striving to empower the next generation of intellectual leaders with bold, public, and engaged teaching and learning. The Futures Initiative is seeking applications from Graduate Center doctoral students in any field for a 2023-2024 fellowships. Doctoral Fellows are at the heart of the Futures Initiative, and the work we do is designed to support our mission and the professional goals of every Fellow. Our past Fellows have gone on to do meaningful, inspiring work, both in the academy and beyond. Doctoral students who have backgrounds underrepresented in the academy are especially encouraged to apply. Graduate Center doctoral students may apply for more than one position. Applicants who have previously applied to FI without an accepted offer are welcome to re-apply.

There are five new openings:

  • Web Content Manager, Fellow-in-Residence 
  • HASTAC Scholars Co-Director 
  • RA to FI Founder & Faculty Co-Chair, Cathy N. Davidson 
  • RA to FI Faculty Member 
  • Outreach Manager

Fellowship Descriptions

Read Descriptions Here

Fellowship Compensation

These are one-year positions, and may possibly be renewed for one additional year (two additional years for students who have not received five-year GC fellowships). Futures Initiative Fellowships offer a minimum total compensation of approximately $29,374 for the academic year. The FI Fellowship has two components: a graduate assistant B appointment and a financial aid fellowship. 

The graduate assistant appointment carries eligibility to purchase low-cost NYSHIP health insurance and offers in-state tuition remission for Fellows who are within their first 10 registered semesters of study. The 2017-2023 PSC-CUNY Contract also provides in-state tuition remission at the Level 3 tuition rate for doctoral students for four additional semesters past the first 10 registered semesters of doctoral study as long as they are employed in a title recognized under Article 1 of the collective bargaining agreement

Fellows are required to work 450 hours for the academic year (225 hours per semester). This translates into 15 hours of work per week during each 15-week semester. Determinations of re-appointments are made on an annual basis depending on individual eligibility, GC needs, and available funding. Fellow-in-Residence openings receive a compensation of $5000 and work 5 hours per week. Prior Fellow-in-Residence candidates have frequently transitioned to a full FI Fellow.  

For questions about the application process, please contact Adashima Oyo at

Please APPLY HERE. The application deadline is April 5, 2023


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