Applying for a Fellowship

Graduate Research Fellowships in the Research & Evaluation Center are full-time during summer months (June-August) and 10 hours per week during the academic year (September-May). Fellows are hired as paid, part-time employees of either the John Jay College Foundation or the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (RF-CUNY), and assigned to the Research and Evaluation Center.

Eligibility Criteria
Students enrolled in a graduate program of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the CUNY Graduate Center, or other graduate program in a CUNY institution who have the following qualifications may apply:

• Doctoral students or advanced Masters students who have completed at least 24 graduate credits by the start of their Fellowship period;
• Students due to graduate no earlier than the end of the fellowship period;
• GPA of 3.0 or better in graduate studies;
• Demonstrated interest and commitment to research and analysis; and
• Commitment to fulfill all requirements of the fellowship and the academic seminar.

Application Materials

To apply for a Fellowship, applicants should submit:

• A cover letter or personal statement of no more than two pages addressing: why you are interested in becoming a Fellow with the Research & Evaluation Center; what you hope to gain as a Fellow; and an assessment of your strengths and challenges;
• A resume;
• One recommendation from a faculty member or employer. Candidates are encouraged to solicit recommendations from current John Jay/CUNY faculty members.

Application Process
Candidates for either Fellowship (Rudin or Pinkerton) should apply using the process set up for the Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative. Candidates applying through the Pinkerton application process will be considered for both the Rudin and Pinkerton program. The work arrangements, hours, pay rate, and duties, are the same regardless which Fellowship is awarded.

Selection Process
Applications are reviewed by a selection committee including John Jay faculty and staff.
Students selected for the 2014-2015 Fellowship year will be notified by May 1, 2014.

Application Period and Timeline
Applications for 2014-2015 are due on April 18, 2014.

Send all Application Materials (PDF only) to:
Rhoda Ramdeen, Chief of Operations, Research & Evaluation Center
Phone: 212-237-8302.
Email:  rramdeen@jjay.cuny.edu 

Visit the Graduate Research Fellowship’s website