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2024 CUNY DSI Research and NSA Fellowships

The CUNY DSI Research Fellowships is a long-standing program that allows the Institute to fulfill its mission of producing, stimulating, and disseminating innovative academic research that contributes to the expansion of knowledge about people of Dominican ancestry. Through the fellowships program, CUNY DSI also offers to researchers a unique hands-on-experience in the Dominican Archives and Library, two entities with no equal in the United States, headed by an elite team of experts who work closely with fellows. The CUNY DSI Research Fellowships program is the first program in the nation devoted exclusively to the advancement of scholarship in Dominican studies.

In 2024, CUNY DSI will offer two (2) unique research grant opportunities:

  • One CUNY DSI research grant of $10,000
  • One research grant of $10,000 for a NSA Fellow [1]

Requirements ---Awards will be granted to researchers who either:

  • Contribute to current CUNY DSI research projects;
  • Are interested in writing about collections found in the Dominican Archives and Library; or
  • Want to explore CUNY DSI’s quantitative survey data for research purposes

Topics of special interest for the 2024 application to a CUNY DSI Research Fellowships include, but are not limited to:

  • Socio-economic conditions of the Dominican population in the US, including public health outcomes, educational achievements, etc.
  • Research methods and the impact of new technologies on the development of the field of Dominican studies
  • Early history (16th and 17th centuries) of the Dominican Republic
  • Music, cinema, and the arts from the Dominican Republic and the Dominican community in the US.

Researchers may start immediately after receiving the official award letter from CUNY DSI. Within a week of notification, awardees must provide CUNY DSI with a formal photograph to be used in publicity related to the fellowship.

All awardees except for the NSA Fellow must organize an event that is open to the public, in collaboration with an organization of their choosing. The NSA Fellow is required to write a scholarly biography of at least 1,000 words of a NSA-member-owner of their choice.

Application closes on Sunday, June 9, at 11:59pm EST. Learn more here!

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