Advanced Research Collaborative  

Grace Davie
"The interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas that ARC provides is absolutely unique within the Graduate Center, and within the CUNY system."
-- Grace Davie, Associate Professor of History, Queens College
Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome
"As a member of the CUNY faculty from Brooklyn College, the opportunity gave me an invaluable experience." -- Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome, Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College
Lakshmi Bandlamudi
"The release time, office space and, more importantly, being amidst fellow scholars, was invaluable. This is particularly a significant support for Community College faculty." -- Lakshmi Bandlamudi, Professor of Psychology, LaGuardia Community College
Patrick Simon
"ARC is crucial for maintaining alive the ideal of intellectual and scientific communities exchanging ideas and knowledge in a productive and welcoming environment." -- Patrick Simon, Director of Research, Institut National D'Etudes Demographiques, Paris


The Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) of The Graduate Center invites tenured and tenure-track scholars both within and outside of CUNY to apply for our Distinguished Faculty Awards.

Broadly defined, the research areas are:

  • Race, Migration, & Diversity
  • Multilingualism & Translation
  • Inequality
  • Global Cities
We are particularly interested in projects that can speak to both humanistic and social scientific concern. 

Distinguished Awards fall into two categories:
  • Distinguished Visiting Scholars: for scholars who are not employed by the City University of New York. A Distinguished Visiting Scholar will receive an office, computer, and access to The Graduate Center’s academic infrastructure. Scholars can stay for one or two semesters, or for a shorter period. Depending on the duration of stay, travel costs to and from the fellowship can be reimbursed for the most economical fare only (up to maximum of $3,000) following the submission of the required documentation.
  • Distinguished CUNY Fellows: for tenured and tenure-track faculty at one of the campuses of the City University of New York. A Distinguished CUNY Fellow will receive course buyouts up to a maximum of 3 course releases for one semester.