We encourage all our students to participate in our wide-ranging research opportunities, a scholarly endeavor that allows you to grow, expand your horizons, meet new challenges, acquire critical skills, and pose new questions that will define and shape our faculty and students as scholars of the future.

Our faculty research a vast array of topics, from the potential curative qualities of gold for leukemia patients to political satire in America. They invite postdoctoral, graduate, undergraduate, and even motivated high school students from the neighborhood to work alongside them, regardless of their field, whether it’s the natural or social sciences, the liberal or performing arts.

Faculty Research

Among the federal/state/city agencies, corporations, and private foundations that have contributed support to the college are the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, New York City Department of Education, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York City Council, New York City Department of Small Business Services, New York State Department of Education, Pinkerton Foundation, US-Israel Bi-National Science Foundation, New York City Office of the Mayor, Council on Library and Information Resources, Far Fund, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Community Trust, Mouse Inc., Sunset Park Health Council, Indiana University, New York City Department of Human Resources, New York City Office of Children and Family Services, Accenture, Vital Projects Fund, St. Louis University, USDA Secretary for Natural Resources and the Environment, USDA Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, Institute for Education Services, and US Department of Education Office of Post-Secondary Education.

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Student Research

Every year our students garner fellowships and scholarships of national prestige, such as fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Beinecke Scholarship Program, the Salk Institute, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and many others. In addition, thanks to an endowment by alumna Florence Cohen Rosen ’59, up to eight new fellowships of $5,000 each were established in 2011 exclusively for Brooklyn College students. These fellowships allow you to execute projects that position you as a leading authority in your chosen field. In 2011, 2005, and 1992, our students won perhaps the most prestigious honor of all to continue their research—the Rhodes Scholarship. In 2013, we received national distinction for being a top Fulbright-producing school.

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