CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences
Graduate Center of the City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, Suite 9121
New York, NY 10016-4398
Tel: 212.817.7940
Email: cunyacademy@gc.cuny.edu

William Stewart Travel Awards

Established in 2002, the William Stewart Travel Awards provide grants of up to $500 to full-time assistant professors. The award is for presenting, chairing or moderating at a scholarly conference from July 1, 2017 to May 1, 2018.

Professor Stewart, a groundbreaking linguist who was on the faculty of  the Graduate Center for more than 25 years, passed away in 2002, the year the Stewart Awards were initiated.

Previous award recipients who are otherwise eligible may apply but may get a lower award priority.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and early applications get special consideration.

People promoted to full-time Associate Professor rank can apply for our Associate Professor Travel Awards.

Applications must be sent via email and email attachments to stewarttravelaward@gmail.com.

We may not be able to fund all submitted expenses. Payment of the awards will be done through college business offices during June 2018.Applicants apply for the award either before or after they travel to the conference.

Applications will not be accepted after April 30, 2018 or after we run out of funds, whichever comes first. First come, first served.

  • Applicants receive approval for the award from the CUNY Academy on a rolling basis for conferences that take place between July 1, 2017 and June 1, 2018.
  • Awardees provide the Academy with documentary evidence that they have presented, chaired or moderated at a scholarly conference from July 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018 by providing a copy of the conference program with the awardee’s name listed in his/her session.
  • On or about April 30, 2018, the CUNY Academy arranges for the transfer of award funds to the college business offices.The Academy informs awardees that they may apply to their college business office for reimbursement.
  • Awardees take a completed NYS travel voucher to their college business office in order to receive reimbursement for their conference expenses. Awardees must submit original receipts for registration, transportation, and lodging related to the conference; there is no per diem, and food is not included. Not all expenses can be covered.
  • The Award is valid only for the conference stated in the application.

The application form can be downloaded here.

Members of the Academy, excluding the Executive Director, serve as the Awards Committee.

The Henry Wasser Award

The CUNY Academy’s Henry Wasser Awards are given to outstanding CUNY Assistant Professors based on nominations provided by members of the Academy. The awards are given in honor of Professor Henry Wasser, the Academy’s first Executive Director.

In 2015, the Henry Wasser Awards were given to:

Travel Awards for Associate Professors

Established in 2016, the CUNY Academy’s Travel Awards for Associate Professors  provide grants of up to $500 to full-time CUNY Associate Professors. The award is for presenting, chairing or moderating at a scholarly conference from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

Those who have received other awards from the CUNY Academy are fully eligible to apply.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and early applications get special consideration.

Applications must be sent via email and email attachments to academyassociate@gmail.com. Please put the word travel  in the subject line.

We may not be able to fund all submitted expenses.  Payment of the awards will be done through college business offices during May 2018. Award amounts will range from $100 (for nearby travel) to $500 (for travel to more distant points.)

  • Applicants apply for the award either before or after they travel to the conference.
  • Applications will not be accepted after April 30, 2018 or after we run out of funds, whichever comes first. First come, first served.
  • Applicants receive approval for the award from the CUNY Academy on a rolling basis for conferences that take place between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.
  • Awardees provide the Academy with documentary evidence that they have presented, chaired or moderated at a scholarly conference from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 by providing a copy of the conference program with the awardee’s name listed in his/her session.
  • On or about April 30, 2018, the CUNY Academy arranges for the funds to become available to applicants. Awardees must submit original receipts for registration, transportation, and lodging related to the conference; there is no per diem, and food is not included. Not all expenses can be covered.
  • The Award is valid only for the conference stated in the application.
  • Please see the Guidance for Federally funded travel Awards, including the use of US flag carriers on international flights.
  • New York State policy prohibits payments for nonessential travel to North Carolina and Mississippi.
  • The Award is valid only for the conference stated in the application.

The application form can be downloaded at this location.

Members of the Academy, excluding the Executive Director, serve as the Awards Committee.

Feliks Gross Award

The Feliks Gross Awards are presented each year to assistant professors in recognition of outstanding research, or potential for such, in the humanities or sciences, including social and life sciences. Any faculty member who is an assistant professor at any unit of CUNY and whose field of expertise covers an area of the humanities or sciences is eligible to be considered for one of these awards. Recipients who present their work at the ceremony receive an honorarium and a plaque. Nominations are due before 9 AM on Monday, March 5, 2018. Please email questions to cunyacademy@gc.cuny.edu.

2017 Feliks Gross Awardees

Viviana Acquaviva, Department of Physics, City Tech
Andrea Baden, Department of Anthropology, Hunter College
Dorthe Eisele, Department of Chemistry, CCNY
Pouyan Ghaemi, Department of Physics, CCNY
Elidor Mehilli, Department of History, Hunter College;
Brian Sowers, Department of Classics, Brooklyn College

2016 Feliks Gross Awardees

Brian Zeglis, Department of Chemistry, Hunter College
Edward Klorman, Department of Music, Queens College
Iryna Vushko, Department of History, Hunter College
Lana Karasik, Department of Psychology, College of Staten Island
Preeti Chauhan, Department of Psychology, John Jay College
Mariana Torrente, Department of Chemistry, Brooklyn College

About Feliks Gross

Feliks Gross arrived among the great wave of Europeans who transformed American scholarship in the years following the Second World War. With his broad humanistic interests, commitment to social activism and scholarship, he has made a lasting memorable contribution to the intellectual life of his adopted land.

Born in Poland, Feliks Gross received his doctorate from the Jagiellonian University of Cracow, where he was also an assistant professor in sociology. In 1939 he was appointed lecturer in social anthropology by Bronislaw Malinowski. The outbreak of war kept him from this assignment. Please read the laudatio for Professor Gross given by Professor Jerome Krase.

The Lane Cooper Dissertation Fellowship

This award provides a scholarship grant of up to $17,000 for the 2017-18 academic year to a CUNY undergraduate of superior character, attainments and promise.  This undergraduate will have completed the sophomore year. The award is meant for a student who aspires to become a college or university professor of the humanities. The donor, Professor Lane Cooper, specifically mentioned the following priority subject areas:

(a) Greek

(b) Latin

(c) English Language & Literature
especially in the periods of Old & Middle English

and

(d) Philosophy & History, including both ancient and medieval.

Applications and nominations are due at 9 AM on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, and must be sent via email and email attachments to cunyacademy@gc.cuny.edu. Email attachments must be in the form of pdf files.  Earlier applications and nominations are preferred. The email subject line should say “Lane Cooper nomination.”

There is no reason why the excellent applicants and nominees from the earlier competitions should not be renominated, assuming that they meet all the fellowship criteria. People who are renominated will be considered on an equal basis with new nominees..

The nomination form, which includes more details about the award, can be downloaded at
http://cunyufs.org/academy/Lane-Cooper.pdf

Members of the CUNY Academy will review the applications and nominations.

The Lane Cooper Fellowship is funded by the New York Community Trust and derives from the bequest of Professor Lane Cooper.