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NSA Dominican Studies Fellowship

CUNY Dominican Studies Institute

NSA Dominican Studies Fellowship


The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) is pleased to announce the 2018 National Supermarket Association (NSA) Dominican Studies Fellowship for doctoral students and faculty.
Applications are due by Monday, April 30, 2018.

The NSA Dominican Studies Fellowship seeks to encourage doctoral students and faculty researchers from colleges and universities to make innovative strides in Dominican Studies and to take advantage of the unique resources of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives and Library collections by conducting research at CUNY DSI's premises. The CUNY DSI will award two fellowships of $5,000.

Applicants must be doctoral students enrolled at an accredited graduate institution, OR faculty members in an accredited post-secondary institution. Applicants must be interested in expanding research in the field of Dominican Studies. Doctoral students should submit proposals around a research topic they are considering for their dissertation. Faculty should submit a research project proposing themes for which they intend to prepare a monograph for publication.

All NSA Dominican Studies Fellows are required to stay a minimum of eight weeks at the CUNY DSI Archives and Library anytime between June and December 14, 2018. Following their stay, all fellows are required to submit a brief report (2-3pp) within the subsequent sixty (60) days after their research stay on how their work at CUNY DSI Archives and Library enriched their research project and offer suggestions for improvements on the Archives' and Library's collections. Fellows are expected to explicitly acknowledge their reception of this fellowship in all resulting publications related to this grant.


• Business areas, size, employment generation and economic impact of Dominican businesses in the U.S;
• Philanthropy amongst Dominicans in the U.S. and in the Dominican Republic;
• Economic and social implications of the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement
  (CAFTA-DR) on Dominican businesses in the Dominican Republic or the U.S.;

• History of Dominican entrepreneurship, any historical period including colonial times;
• History of activism among Dominicans in the U.S.;
• Impact of Dominican voters on U.S. campaigns and elections;
• The experience of the Dominican elderly in the U.S. concerning livelihood, economic status, mobility, etc.


Monday, April 30, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the decision by email by Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Who is Eligible?

(1)    Faculty from colleges and universities, irrespective of rank;
(2)    Graduate Ph.D. students.
International applicants are also eligible; provided they are authorized to travel to the U.S.


- Complete online application
- Supplemental documents (uploaded within the online application):
o Statement of Research Interest (500-700 words) including title of research
o Current CV

Winners of past NSA Dominican Studies Fellowships may re-apply after three full years since winning this award.

Please email Prof. Sarah Aponte, Chief Librarian at with questions pertaining to the application. The subject of the email must read: “NSA Dominican Studies Fellowship Application”.

These Fellowships are made available through funds received from the National Supermarket Association (NSA)

Application submission has closed.