The MPA faculty has identified available Differential Tuition funds to try out a new differential tuition funded program – research assistantships. MPA students will be paid to work with faculty on research and scholarship projects. The hourly rate is $18, and number of hours is still being finalized, but each project listed below will be authorized at least $1,000 for student employment. The funds will have to be expended, and the hours worked, by the end of June 2017.
The following projects are proposed:
|Benton||Documentation of slave-holders and slaves in NY|
|Brown||Education Policy and the New Trump Administration|
|Corbett||Documentation of Civil War Infantries Comprised of Volunteer Firefighters|
|D’Agostino||Social Justice and the Difference Women Make|
|Elias||New directions for sex, gender, and public policy|
|Feldman||Comparative study of inspection and oversight in US and Italy|
|Graham||Democratic Impact of Student Participation in NYC Community Meetings|
|Kempf||Government Accountability: Assessing Inspectors General Offices|
|Lu||Performance budgeting and management in youth corrections|
|Mameli||Using Airborne Drones for Firefighting in New York City|
|Nisbet||Policies regulating private support for urban public services|
|Peters||Documentation of slave-holders and slaves in NY|
|Rubin||Impact of Federal Actions on State and Local Governments|
|Sampath||Revenue Restatement at Bristol-Myers Squibb|
|Shapiro||The IG Function and the Intelligence Community|
|Thompson||Weather-related micro-insurance and disaster resilience|
|Wandt||License plate reader technology and policy|
To apply, email the professor and include a one-page resume and a 1-page statement about why you are interested in the topic. Professors will begin to review applications on Tuesday March 21st.
If you would like more information about the project email the professor.
Students will be appointed, pursuant to CUNY human resources regulations, as hourly College Assistants at the rate of $18 per hour, and will file time-sheets that have to be approved by the faculty member leading the project. We hope that research assistants will be authorized to begin service by the end of March.
Questions and Answers
Students have posed important questions about this project and when we answer a question of general interest, we will post the answers here to be available to all students and faculty.
Are online students eligible? Yes. Many project assignments will not involve work taking place in a specific office or room on campus so online students should apply.
Are BS/MPA students eligible? Yes.