Stipends & Awards
The New Media Lab offers stipends to Graduate Center students who wish to create digital projects related to their academic research topics or their doctoral dissertation. NML managing director Andrea A. Vásquez and an NML Web Developer will meet with you to discuss the project description and work plan.
Applicants must have worked on their digital project at the NML for at least three months (a full semester for the Digital Dissertation Award) prior to seeking an award. These awards are provided with the support of an anonymous contribution.
The Data Analysis and Visualization Award
- Reethee Madona Antony, Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, “Data Visualization: Brain and Sounds”
- Natalie O’Shea, Anthropology, “Modeling the Paleodistribution of Baboons and Vervets”
- Nga Than, Sociology, “Platform Mediated Labor Management: Upwork, Fiverr and Amazon Mechanical Turk Workers’ Experience”
The Dewey Digital Teaching Award
The Joshua Brown Visual Culture Award
- Julia Fuller, English, “Visualizing the Victorian Sportswoman”
- Christie Sillo, Sociology, “The Virtual Swirl: Images of #Interracial Couples on Instagram”
The New Media Lab Digital Dissertation Award
- Stefano Morello, English, “East Bay Punk Digital Archive”
- Jessica Murray, Developmental Psychology, “Our Mobility”
The Social Justice Award
- Arita Balaram, Critical Social Personality Psychology, “Cultivating a women and femme-centered intergenerational oral history project”
- Jaime Shearn Coan, English, “Metamorphosis Theater: An Oral History Project on the Performance Work of Assotto Saint”
- Tia Fletcher, Developmental Psychology, “Reimagining what it means to be Black in US: Family cultural socialization practices that shape racial identities among diverse young adults”
- Yuchen Hou, Criminal Justice, “Building a National Database on Fatal and Non-Fatal Police Shootings in the US, 2015”
Congratulations to all NML award recipients. View the full list.
In an effort to recognize the fundamental changes in the way research is being conducted and the increased acceptance of new digital forms of research and publication in doctoral programs, the New Media Lab established an award for its students to support the incorporation of a major digital component into the traditional dissertation text format. Digital components may take the form of data visualization, text analysis, app creation, interactive websites, or geospatial mapping, among other approaches. NML directors will be available to guide prospective applicants and consult with faculty advisors at any stage of the project, either before or after an application is submitted. Up to three $1,000 awards will be given each year.
Applicants must have worked at the NML on their projects for at least one semester prior to seeking this award. Thank you to 2018 applicants. Look for the 2019 call for applications in the spring. New Media Lab Digital Dissertation Award information
In recognition of the contributions made by Joshua Brown, who retired in 2019 as ASHP/CML director and NML co-director, the New Media Lab has established an award in his name. The Joshua Brown Visual Culture Award recognizes research in any discipline that addresses the fields of visual culture and digital humanities. The $500 award may be granted to NML Graduate Center students who are working on digital projects related to their doctoral or Master’s research. The projects must examine the visual record—in any medium or format—in the past or present, or use visual evidence as a significant part of their methodology. Projects that employ images only as illustration are not eligible. Applicants must have worked at the NML for at least three months prior to applying for this award. Joshua Brown Visual Culture Award announcement and application form
The New Media Lab offers $500 awards in support of digital projects related to history or public health. Graduate Center students in the History and Public Health Ph.D. programs as well as students from other disciplines whose projects relate to these fields are eligible. Applicants must have worked at the NML on their projects for at least three months prior to seeking this award. History and Public Health Award announcement and application form.
The New Media Lab offers $500 awards to support any digital project the topic of which is related to social justice. Graduate Center students in good standing in any discipline may apply for this award. Applicants must have worked on their projects at the NML for at least three months prior to applying for this award. Social Justice Award announcement and application.
The New Media Lab offers $500 awards to support digital projects that were created specifically with classroom teaching and learning in mind. Doctoral students from any discipline may apply if they have worked on their projects at the NML for at least three months. Any digital project that is directly related to teaching and/or to pedagogy may be submitted for consideration. Dewey Digital Teaching Award announcement and application.
The New Media Lab offers $500 awards to support any digital projects focused on the analysis and visualization of scientific data. Graduate Center students in good standing in any discipline may apply for this award. Applicants must have worked on their projects at the NML for at least three months prior to applying for this award. Data Analysis and Visualization Award announcement and application.
In order to support student travel to conferences and seminars and for research outside of NYC—either to attend or to present on a topic related to their NML work—the NML established a $300 travel award. NML Travel Award announcement and application.