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Yale and outside fellowship resources

Yale Student Grants Database

Current Yale graduate and professional students should search the Student Grants Database for Yale funding opportunities and information about how to apply for outside awards requiring a campus application or evaluation process.  They might also try our other tips for searching for funding, including links to external databases.

Other Yale resources

Fulbright US Student Program
While Fellowship Programs works with graduating seniors applying for the Fulbright, there is a separate Fulbright Program Adviser for Yale’s graduate and professional students. Learn more via the Yale Student Grants Database.

Various of Yale's graduate and professional schools offer additional resources, including the following, for:

Fellowships through CIPE

The Fellowships office at the Yale Center for International & Professional Experience administers and advises on a handful of fellowships for which Yale's graduate and professional students may apply. Find details of campus application deadlines and requirements for these via the Yale Student Grants Database:

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

South Asian Language Fellowship
Supports intensive language study at approved sites in South Asia. Eligible are currently-enrolled Yale University students. Campus application deadline typically in February.

Luce Scholars Program
Supports one-year internships (along with language training) in Asia for those who have not had extensive experience in Asia. Eligible are US citizens who are graduating seniors or recent alumni, graduate or professional school students, and junior faculty. Deadline to apply typically in September.

Rhodes Scholarships
Support one to three years of study at Oxford. Eligible are graduating seniors and alumni, as well as current graduate/professional students who are US or Canadian citizens under the age of 24 (or citizens of other countries as specified by the Rhodes Trust (see the Rhodes Trust website). Only US and Canadian applicants are required to seek institutional nomination; Yale campus application deadlines for this typically begin in early August.

Fellowship Programs advising for Yale graduate and professional students

Generally, Fellowship Programs can only offer advising on the handful of fellowships listed above, administered by our office. Time-permitting, however, we also offer advising on other fellowships for postgraduate study in Britain and some other external awards, including the Schwarzman Scholars Program and the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.  Graduate students can also contact Dean Richard Sleight ( in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for additional support.