Eligibility and Requirements


  • Doctoral student in the humanities or social sciences at the Graduate Center, CUNY
  • Entering years 2-5 of study in fall 2016
  • Prior teaching experience welcome but not required
  • Open to students with and without fellowship packages
  • Students with DACA status are eligible for this fellowship

Fellowship Structure

This two-year fellowship offers compensation of $25,000 per year and will follow a specific sequence:

Semester 1 (Fall 2016): In pairs or groups of three, graduate students shadow master teachers at LaGuardia, who will provide mentorship. Students will be expected to participate in a two-day intensive workshop prior to the beginning of the semester, as well as monthly professional development workshops at LaGuardia Community College. 

Semester 2 (Spring 2017): Students will be assigned to teach their own section of a course at LaGuardia Community College. Monthly professional development workshops continue.

Semesters 3-4 (Fall 2017, Spring 2018): Students will teach one course per semester. They will become leaders and mentors for a new entering cohort of Humanities Alliance Teaching Fellows, and share their reflections about their experiences with a broader audience at the Graduate Center. Select professional development opportunities will continue.


Applicants must:

  • Be making satisfactory progress towards their degree;
  • Be available to teach on LaGuardia Community College’s academic calendar (Fall I runs from September through December; Spring I runs from early March through late June);
  • Attend monthly professional development workshops at LaGuardia Community College;
  • Write regular (at least monthly) public reflections about their  experiences (to be shared via an online platform developed specifically for the Humanities Alliance project);
  • Participate in public events at the Graduate Center to share their experiences with the GC community.