The 2013 Faculty Fellowship Program recruitment season is in full swing. Fellowships are available in three categories: Service-Learning, Community-Based Participatory Research (CBR), and Public Scholarship.
The program provides fellows with a one-time $2,000 cash stipend in addition to project-related and continuation funding, conference fees, and stipends for course assistants. In addition to funding, the program offers faculty fellows logistical support along with presentation and networking opportunities.
On Wednesday, March 6, the Center presented an informational event for faculty and staff, which included a presentation of past faculty fellows’ projects:Adeyinka Aakinsulure-Smith (psychology), Katherine Chen (sociology), John Krinsky (political science), and Susanna Schaller (Public Administration) provided an overview of their work and answered questions on research design and implementation, student participation, and community partnerships.
Dr. Aakinsulure-Smith was a 2010 CBR Fellow. In partnership with the United States Sierra Leone Association and the African Services Committee, she led a team that examined existing mental health challenges for African refugees, asylees, and asylum seekers.
Dr. Chen was a 2011 Public Scholarship Fellow and a 2012 CBR Fellow. She is partnering with the leader of the Cooperator’s Advocacy Program at Masaryk Towers, aMitchell-Lama complex located in the Lower East Side. The community-based study will identify how the organization will need to grow or restructure programs and projects intended to support older adults.
Dr. Krinsky was a 2011 CBR Fellow and a 2012 Public Scholarship Fellow. He partnered with the community advocacy organization Picture the Homeless to design a course for CCNY students and Picture the Homeless staff. The course investigated the potential of using community land trusts to aid in the development of low-income housing for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.
Dr. Schaller was a 2012 Service-Learning Fellow. In partnership with the Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union, she led a course at City College’s Center for Worker Education entitled “Grassroots Power: Local Economic Development Workshop.” The course examined how the lack of access to affordable financial services and products impacts different populations and explored some strategies to overcome these barriers.
The deadline for applications is May 10, 2013. For guidelines, application forms, and more information on past faculty projects, visit our website.