The CUNY Pipeline Program is designed to provide educational and financial support to underrepresented CUNY undergraduates interested in pursuing the Ph.D. in preparation for college-level teaching and advanced research in any discipline except law and medicine. The CUNY Pipeline Program seeks to recruit students from groups currently underrepresented in our nation’s universities.
The CUNY Pipeline Program provides orientation to the academic profession through a six week summer research institute at The Graduate Center and research projects conducted with doctoral faculty. In the summer institute fellows: take a 4-credit research seminar that orients them to academia, participate in workshops on applying to graduate school, and attend workshops in preparation for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Fellows report on their research project at the annual CUNY Pipeline Conference held at The Graduate Center and submit a written senior thesis at the end of the academic year.
Pipeline fellows who are accepted into any of the Doctoral Programs at the CUNY Graduate Center will receive a tuition waiver for their first year of doctoral study.