Kara Ng receives CUNY Doctoral Student Research Grant: The mission of the Doctoral Student Research Grant Program is to foster a research-oriented academic culture among doctoral students and to encourage interdisciplinary discourse at the CUNY Graduate Center by: (a) providing incentives for students to model and meet, early in their careers, the requirements for succeeding in the competition for funds by clearly defining a problem, a project, and a realistic budget; (b) providing an occasion for faculty-student mentoring relationships that are oriented around the concrete problems of proposing, planning for, and executing research; and (c) furthering student professional progress by providing funds for pre-doctoral research publications, presentations, and professional networking.