It seems that many students (and perhaps also program faculty and staff) may not be aware that these opportunities exist as a potential funding options for students. If you believe that you might be eligible and are interested in knowing more, please contact your program Executive Officer (EO) or Assistant Program Officer (APO). Note that we recognize these funding opportunities may not extend to students in all programs, and thus we recommend that you contact your program staff both confirm that these opportunities apply and/or to find out what opportunities do exist. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral program and in good standing.

The “Transition GAB”

It is possible for programs to transfer Graduate Teaching Fellowships (GTFs) to other students within the same program once a GTF-recipient has withdrawn from the award. Whatever time remains of years 2-4 of the Graduate Center Fellowship (i.e., the GTF component which entails a teaching commitment on one of the CUNY undergraduate campuses) that was previously awarded to a former student may be transferred to another current student within the same program for which the funding package was initially given. The awards are contractually tied to a Graduate Assistant B (GAB) and is NYSHIP eligible. (Note that at present, students who have previously received 5-years of fellowship funding may not be eligible to receive the remainder of this award, and that students beyond 10 semesters may not be eligible for tuition remission.)

The “WAC At-Large”

It is also possible for students to receive Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Fellowships. Like the “Transition B” Fellowship,” the “WAC At-Large” Fellowship is contractually tied to the GAB and is NYSHIP eligible.

Current full-time doctoral students who are considering seeking nomination for a WAC Fellowship for the following academic year, should take the following steps:

1)     Students can approach their EOs about sending an email to nominate them any time after November 1st and no later than March 1st of the preceding academic year.

2)     When students email their EO, they should copy Rosa Maldonado ( so their request can be tracked. They should attach a copy of their CV to the email (for the EO’s benefit and so that it can be saved with their request thus serving as an essential part of the application).

3)     Students can send Anne Ellis ( a follow up about preferences. Note that the colleges which need the at-large fellows may not be students’ top choices. Indicating which college students would absolutely not consider serving (because of travel or other issues) may be more useful in assigning them to a college where they would wish to serve.

4)     Once the Provost’s Office receives students’ names for the possible WAC at-large positions, students will receive emails about other fellowship opportunities.  These would include other fellowship programs like the Baruch Communications Fellows. Program EOs and APOs should also know about these and other opportunities and be asked to send the information to their students.