Dean K Harrison Fellowship

The Graduate Center  City University of New York is proud to announce the Dean K Harrison Fellowship award to level 2 and level 3 students. Students from underrepresented groups who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. are eligible to apply. Students will be nominated by their doctoral program, therefore interested students should contact their advisor and EO to express interest.The purpose of the program is to ensure students make timely progress toward defense.The winners will get up to $10,000 award for their higher education.

The Graduate Center is located in the heart of Manhattan and set within the large and multi-campus City University of New York. It is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at the City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s largest urban public university.Committed to CUNY’s historic mission of educating the “children of the whole people,” they work to provide access to doctoral education for diverse groups of highly talented students, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education.


  • Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Students must be Level 2 as of the start of the fall 2017 semester.
  • Preference is given to Level 3 students.

How to Apply:

To apply for the fellowship program, the applicant can submit online application through the given link:

Supporting Documents:

  • Students should prepare (and forward to their advisor and EO) a 2-3 page summary of their dissertation project, including what has been completed thus far, what is planned for the 2017-2018 academic year, and how the funds will support completion of their dissertation project.
  • The program EO will be required to prepare a short statement of support for each nominee and submit each nomination.
  • The student will be required to complete a short overview of their progress. (At the end of the academic year)

CUNY Dean K Harrison Fellowship

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • Harrison Awards are one-year dissertation support grants of $10,000 made to Level 2 and Level 3 students from underrepresented groups.
  • Students will participate in various writing and professional workshops aimed at securing future funding and dissertation completion.
  • Underrepresented refers to students who are currently underrepresented in doctoral and higher education overall (especially the professoriate), as well as in their specific disciplines.

Application Deadline:

The programs must submit nominations by May 19, 2017.

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