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Yale Fellowships

A variety of Yale fellowships, funded by alumni and other friends and donors, are offered through Fellowship Programs at the Center for International & Professional Experience. See separate sections below for fellowships for summer, term-time, and the year after graduation. Full eligibility and application details of these and most other Yale fellowships offered through other offices and departments on campus will be found in the Yale Student Grants Database.

Note: Yale College students may seek one-on-one advising from Fellowship Programs staff about any of the fellowships listed on this page. (Those interested in the Richard U. Light Fellowship should see the Light website.)

Summer Fellowships fo​r Yale College Students

CIPE Research Fellowships for Juniors (Bates et al.)
Support summer research abroad that is related to senior essays and senior projects in the humanities and social sciences. Eligible are Yale juniors. Application deadline typically in February. (Search the Yale Student Grants Database for other undergraduate research fellowships, including those for STEM research offered through the Center for Science & Quantitative Reasoning.)

Class of 1960 John Heinz Government Service Fellowships
Support US government service summer internships at the federal, state, or local government level. Eligible are Yale sophomores and juniors. application deadline typically in February.

Franke Fellowship in Science and the Humanities
Supports senior essay, research, and art projects that explore intellectual connections between science and the humanities. Eligible are Yale juniors; application deadline typically in March.

Richard U. Light Fellowship
Supports intensive language study at approved sites in East Asia. Eligible are currently-enrolled Yale University students, including graduating seniors. Campus application deadlines typically begin in September or December. See their website for full details.

CIPE Summer Fellowships
Yale College students may apply for one or more of the following Yale-funded fellowships for summer projects.  Applications are made via a single common application in the Yale Student Grants Database. Application deadline typically in February.

Alexander P. Hixon Fellowship
Supports international students pursuing summer travel within the US for research, independent projects, or internships lasting at least 6 weeks. Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are international students; US citizens and permanent residents are not eligible.

Cohen Summer Public Service Fellowship
Supports summer public service projects abroad and in the United States lasting at least 8 weeks. Eligible are Yale juniors.

Elisa Spungen Bildner '75 and Robert Bildner '72 Summer Journalism Fellowship
Support summer projects and internships related to all fields of journalism (e.g., print, photo, broadcast). Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Franciscus Summer Travel Fellowship in Entrepreneurship
Supports summer projects and internships lasting at least 8 weeks that are entrepreneurial in nature and take place away from New Haven (in the US or abroad). Eligible are Yale juniors.

Friedman Family Travel/Research Fellowship
Supports summer research projects related to urban development in the U.S. or abroad, with a preference for projects in developing countries. Also supports unpaid jobs and internships abroad related to urban studies. Summer activity must last at least 5 weeks. Eligible are Yale sophomores and juniors.

GALA Summer Fellowship
Supports unpaid internships lasting at least 6 weeks with non-profit organizations focusing on political, economic, social, or cultural issues that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer individuals. Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Jehiel R. Elyachar Foundation Travel Fellowship
Supports summer research lasting at least 8 weeks related to Judaic studies; projects focusing on anti-Semitism are not eligible. Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

John O'Leary and Patricia Cepeda Fellowship for the Study of Latin America
Supports study-related travel and language study in Latin America of at least 8 weeks' duration, except in the case of study abroad programs of shorter duration. Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Marshall Bartholomew Summer Arts Fellowship
Supports community-based projects in the musical performing arts. Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Niebla Foundation Travel Fellowship
Supports independent volunteer projects or internships of at least 8 weeks' duration in a Latin American country where Spanish is the primary language; does not support formal coursework. Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Robert Lyons Danly 1969 Memorial Travel Fellowship
Supports summer research in Japan, with a preference for students whose studies have demonstrated a focus on Japan (including, but not limited to, language study).  Eligible are US citizens who are Yale freshmen, sophomores, or juniors.

Shana Alexander Journalism/Media Fellowship
Support summer projects and internships related to all fields of journalism (e.g., print, photo, broadcast). Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Shana Alexander Research Fellowship in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Supports summer research projects related to women’s, gender, and sexuality studies. Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Solomon Research Fellowship in LGBT Studies
Supports summer research in sexuality studies, especially in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender studies. Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Summer Fellowships in Japan
Support summer research, projects, and internships in Japan. Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Thomas C. Barry Travel Fellowship
Supports summer projects and unpaid work abroad in developing countries. Eligible are Yale freshmen and sophomores.

Wendy E. Blanning Memorial Summer Fellowship
Supports unpaid summer internships in the US and abroad in areas including, but not limited to, work with NGOs or non-profits, art, and architecture. Eligible are Yale sophomores and juniors who receive financial aid.

Yale College Class of 2004 Travel Fellowship
Supports a project or activity of at least 8 weeks' duration in any Spanish-speaking country. Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship in the Humanities & Social Sciences
Supports original undergraduate research projects lasting 8-10 weeks in the US or abroad that are conducted under the supervision of a Yale University faculty member. Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. (The Yale College Dean's Research Fellowships in the Sciences are offered through the Center for Science and Quantitative Reasoning.)

Yale College Public Service Research Grant
Supports volunteer and public service projects in the US and abroad that include a research component. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, those focused on the environment and social justice. Eligible are Yale sophomores and juniors.

Yale College Summer Journalism Fellowship
Support summer projects and internships related to all fields of journalism (e.g., print, photo, broadcast). Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Term-Time Fellowships for Yale Undergraduates

Richard U. Light Fellowship
Supports intensive language study at approved sites in East Asia. Eligible are currently-enrolled Yale University students, including graduating seniors. Campus application deadlines typically begin in September or December. See their website for full details.

CIPE Term-Time Fellowships for Undergraduates
Yale College students may apply for one or more of the following Yale-funded fellowships for term-time projects, if they are planning to take a leave of absence to pursue the project full-time.  Applications are made during the academic year before the proposed project via a single common application in the Yale Student Grants Database. Application deadline typically in February.

John O'Leary and Patricia Cepeda Fellowship for the Study of Latin America
Supports study-related travel and language study in Latin America. Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Niebla Foundation Travel Fellowship
Supports independent volunteer projects or internships in a Latin American country where Spanish is the primary language. Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Thomas C. Barry Travel Fellowship
Supports term-time projects and unpaid work abroad in developing countries. Eligible are Yale freshmen and sophomores.

Yale College Class of 2004 Travel Fellowship
Supports a project or activity in any Spanish-speaking country. Eligible are Yale freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

CIPE Year-Long Fellowships
The following are open to Yale undergraduates who are proposing to take a leave of absence to pursue the proposed project full-time. Applications are made during the academic year before the proposed project via a single common application in the Yale Student Grants Database. Application deadline typically in January.

Cohen Public Service Fellowship
Supports one year of public service abroad or in the United States. Eligible are Yale juniors.

Parker Huang Undergraduate Traveling Fellowship
Supports one year of study or work abroad in non-English-speaking countries. Eligible are Yale sophomores and juniors who are US citizens.

Postgraduate Fellowships for Yale Seniors

Richard U. Light Fellowship
Supports intensive language study at approved sites in East Asia. Eligible are currently-enrolled Yale University students, including graduating seniors. Campus application deadlines typically begin in September or December. See their website for full details.

CIPE Year-Long Fellowships
Graduating seniors may apply for one or more of the following Yale-funded postgraduate fellowships via a single common application in the Yale Student Grants Database.  Campus application deadline is typically in late January.

Frederick Mortimer Clapp Fellowship
Supports one year spent in the United States writing English poetry full-time. Eligible are graduating Yale seniors who are English majors.

Cohen Public Service Fellowship
Supports one year of public service abroad or in the United States. Eligible are graduating Yale seniors.

Gordon Grand Fellowship
Supports one year of purposeful travel, research, or work abroad or in the US relating to the private sector. Eligible are graduating Yale seniors.

Charles P. Howland Fellowship
Supports one year of public service abroad. Eligible are graduating Yale seniors.

Parker Huang Undergraduate Travel Fellowship
Supports one year of study or work abroad in non-English-speaking countries. Eligible are graduating Yale seniors who are US citizens.