Students interested in discussing fellowships and looking at sample statements and proposals are encouraged to visit Lang's Academic Advising Office. Find information about Lang fellowships
at the bottom of this page and explore the resources below for additional funding opportunities.
Katayoun Chamany's guidelines to obtaining letters of recommendation and support
Tara Kuther's guide to recommendation letters
Brian Rybarczyk's tips on developing a personal statement
In addition to looking at the fellowships listed below, be sure to check out these other opportunities at The New School:
Deadline: First Friday of every month: October 5, November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply at least six to eight weeks before the proposed project or initiative date. Website and Application Form: bit.ly/CESJMiniGrantsFocus: Civic engagement, social justice, activism, on-campus project funding Eligibility Criteria: Current full-time Lang students and groups that include at least one Lang student. Awards can cover tangible costs or material fees related to applicant projects. Mini-grants cannot be used to pay for compensation of time worked on projects, study abroad program fees, or tuition. However, they can be used to pay for guest speaker honoraria and fees. Amount: Individuals can apply for up to $500 in funding per semester; groups can apply for $1,000 per semester.Endorsement: A faculty, staff, or advisor reference is strongly recommended but not required. Application Components: Application by online form only: bit.ly/CESJMiniGrants
The Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts (Lang CESJ) offers small grants to individual and groups of students to support student programming, research costs, activism, creative projects, or other work that focuses on social justice or civic engagement.
Past awards have funded needs like production costs for an exhibition on Salvadoran migration and displacement, supplies for a theater project with young women in I Have A Dream Foundation's programs, travel to a reproductive justice conference, and food for a student-organized conference on urban community and environmental health.
Full information is accessible at bit.ly/CESJMiniGrants.
Deadline: Application deadline in early spring. See website for details.Website and Application Form: langcesj.org/resourcesFocus: Social justice, activism, summer internships Eligibility Criteria: Current full-time Lang students and graduating seniors. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received funding from Lang CESJ in the previous academic year, DACA students, students affected by the executive order travel ban, and applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Eligible internships include part-time and full-time internships (any location) that require at least 160 hours over the course of the summer, would otherwise be unpaid, and are dedicated to a social justice mission. Applicants should have been offered internships by the time they apply.Amount: Grants of up to $2,800Endorsement: Contact information for the internship supervisor is required, as he or she will be contacted during the application process.Application Components: Application by online form only
Lang Civic Engagement and Social Justice (Lang CESJ) dedicates funding to Lang students who are pursuing summer internships committed to social justice values, practice, and/or scholarship. Selected grantees will be required to participate in a mid-summer gathering, complete a written reflection, and present their work at a fall mixer event on campus. Please read the full details on the application form website before applying. Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Deadline: April 2019Contact: Please email Civic Liberal Arts director Danielle Goldman at
GoldmaDT@newschool.edu to request an application form.
Focus: Liberal arts in New York City
Amount: Student Fellows are compensated on the basis of the type of class they take:
Earn credit and money while you learn. Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts seeks Student Fellows for all Civic Liberal Arts courses offered every semester. These awards are competitive on the basis of demonstrated aptitude in the field of study for which the student
has applied. The selected fellows receive stipends for performing supervisory tasks designated by the faculty and the Visiting Fellows, the latter being our community partners in the arts and humanities. Tasks might include research assistance, website design and
maintenance, and technological aid and demonstration. This is an unusual opportunity for undergraduate students to assume teaching assistant responsibilities while learning and receiving course credit.
Deadline: Rolling deadlines. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. for each deadline.
Webpage and Application Form: newschool.edu/lang/opportunity-awardsFocus: Civic engagement, social justice, research, study abroad Eligibility Criteria: Eligible applicants will:
Students receiving federal Pell Grants are given priority consideration.Amount: A number of awards of up to $5,000 are made every fall and spring semester and every winter and summer break. Funds are limited and are distributed competitively according to the college's judgment of the educational quality and budget of a student's proposal and his or her financial need and academic standing.Endorsement: A faculty, staff, or advisor reference is strongly recommended but not required. Application Components: Personal statement, financial statement, résumé, current academic transcript and financial aid award (printed from MyNewSchool), recommendation
Eugene Lang Opportunity Awards make it easier for students with financial need and academic merit to participate in the many co-curricular programs and initiatives available at Lang. A number of awards up to $5,000 are made every fall and spring semester and every winter and summer break. There are two distinct categories of Opportunity Awards:
Full information is accessible at newschool.edu/lang/opportunity-awards.
Deadline: October 1, 2018 (Spring Ambassadors); March 1, 2019 (Summer/Fall Ambassadors)Webpage and Application Form: bit.ly/lang-globalFocus: Civic engagement, global learning, mentoringEligibility Criteria: Current full-time Eugene Lang College studentsAmount: Awards up to $5,000 for a Lang study abroad program
Global Ambassadors are Lang students selected by the Dean’s Office of Student Engagement and Global Programs to promote global learning experiences through study abroad and by building connections and helping fellow students develop an international dimension to their academic experience. As a Global Ambassador, you will share your experiences by posting on Lang’s social media while abroad and helping make study abroad even better by providing feedback on your program. Once you return from your study abroad trip, you will be involved in outreach activities including peer advising, tabling at events throughout campus, and presenting on study abroad during classroom visits.
Global Ambassadors also represent Lang in year-round programs such as Orientation, Study Abroad fairs, the Dean's Honor Symposium, Cultural Heritage Months, International Week, and International Education Week. In addition, Global Ambassadors serve as peer mentors and work one-on-one with international and exchange students to help them acclimate to life at Lang, at The New School, and in the United States.Read more at bit.ly/lang-global.
Deadline: Early January (check back for specific date)Webpage and Application Form: bit.ly/lang-social-scienceFocus: Engaged learning, research, theory, practiceEligibility Criteria: Current second-year, third-year, and fourth-year BA/BFA students at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts with a strong academic record in social sciencesAmount: Fellows receive a $2,000 stipend.Application Components: Applicants must submit their résumé with relevant experience, a cover letter, and a writing sample and must indicate at least two preferred internship sites. Students will be notified in February if they have been selected for an interview.
This fellowship provides a unique opportunity to combine research, theory, and practice. It requires the ability to work independently over the summer and throughout the fall semester. This fellowship provides a rare chance for students to develop their research and writing skills through individual mentoring and feedback on their work. The fellowship has three components:
Visit the webpage for more information.
Competitive merit-based fellowship that enables students who are interested in science and social justice work but who cannot accommodate an unpaid internship or research experience to build professional/STEM skills in a justice-focused nonprofit organization that can also make connections to arts, design, communication, and social research. Existing partners include Public Health Solutions and the New York Academy of Medicine. More partners are being developed, and students can identify their own organizations for review as well.
Deadline: April 12, 2019Contact: Katayoun Chamany at firstname.lastname@example.org
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