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CUNY announces 2016 Dominican Studies Fellowship

New York.- The CUNYDominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) is pleased to announce the 2016 NationalSupermarket Association (NSA) Dominican Studies Fellowship for doctoralstudents and faculty. Applications are due on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 by 5pm.

The NSA DominicanStudies Fellowship seeks to encourage doctoral students and faculty researchersfrom colleges and universities to make innovative strides in Dominican Studiesand to take advantage of the unique resources of the CUNY Dominican StudiesInstitute Archives and Library collections by conducting research at CUNY DSI’spremises. The CUNY DSI will award two fellowships of $5,000 each to twoapplicants.

Applicants must bedoctoral students enrolled at an accredited graduate institution, OR facultymembers in an accredited postsecondary institution. Applicants must beinterested in expanding research in the field of Dominican Studies. Doctoralstudents should submit proposals around a research topic they are consideringfor their dissertation.

Faculty should submita research project proposing themes for which they intend to prepare amonograph for publication. Besides the research work itself, selected fellowsmust commit to organize an activity in their home institution highlightingtheir research project. Winners are welcome to apply for additional funding forup to $1,500 that will serve as matching funds to cover costs associated withthe organization of the activity in their home institution.

The NSA DominicanStudies Fellowship is interdisciplinary and applicants from all disciplines areencouraged to apply. International applicants are also eligible, provided theyare authorized to travel to the U.S. Applications will be selected on the basisof the research’s originality and scholarly justification. Applicants shouldinclude a timetable with the following:

Approximate length ofstay and dates;

Approximate date fororganizing event at home institution;

Expected date ofcompletion of monograph ready for publication.

All NSA DominicanStudies Fellows are required to stay a minimum of eight weeks at the CUNY DSIArchives and Library anytime between June 1, 2016 and May 30, 2017. Fellowswill work closely with Dr. Ramona Hernández, Director; Anthony Stevens-Acevedo,Assistant Director; Sarah Aponte, Chief Librarian; and Idilio Gracia Peña,Chief Archivist.

Fellows will alsoattend regular meetings with one or more of the staff members to discuss ideasand progress. Following their stay, all fellows are required to submit a briefreport (2-3pp) within the subsequent sixty (60) days after their research stayon how their work at CUNY DSI Archives and Library enriched their researchproject and offer suggestions for improvements on the Archives’ and Library’scollections. Fellows are expected to explicitly acknowledge their reception ofthis fellowship in all resulting publications related to this grant.

Examples of possibletopics are: Business areas, size, employment generation and economic impact ofDominican businesses in the U.S; Philanthropy amongst Dominicans in the U.S.and in the Dominican Republic; Economic and social implications of theDominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) on Dominicanbusinesses in the Dominican Republic or the U.S.;

Also Race effects onDominican participation and performance in the U.S. labor market; History ofDominican entrepreneurship, any historical period including colonial times;

Marginal return toeducational investment for Dominicans as compared to other groups; Camila HenríquezUreña’s contributions to feminist thought and writing; Career/life trajectoryof musicians or fine-artists whose papers are in the Dominican Archives; DominicanLGBTIQ communities in the U.S.; History of activism among Dominicans in theU.S.;

Impact of Dominicanvoters on U.S. campaigns and elections; The experience of the Dominican elderlyin the U.S. concerning mobility, economic status, livelihood, etc.;

Intermarriage profilesfor Dominicans in the U.S.; Ethnic dynamics among Dominicans in the U.S. and/orinterethnic relations; Dominican women and men in U.S. politics.

Some of the topicsincluded above are current projects undertaken by CUNY DSI. We are also lookingfor applicants who may become part of the ongoing research at CUNY DSI.

Application Deadline

We will be acceptingapplications for the NSA Dominican Studies Fellowship until March 1, 2016, by5pm. Applicants will be notified of the decision by email by May 1, 2016.

How to Apply

All applications mustbe submitted electronically. All documents must be in pdf format.

To apply, please senda letter of intent, a brief research proposal of no more than 2,000 words, abudget, and a CV to:

Prof. Sarah Aponte,Chief Librarian,

The subject of theemail must read “NSA Dominican Studies Fellowship Application”.

You may also email uswith questions regarding the application.

Fellowships are madeavailable through funds received from the National Supermarket Association(NSA).

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