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Yale Summer Fellowships:

General Internship and Research Funding: Visit the Yale Student Grants & Fellowships website for information on grants and fellowships funded and/or administered by Yale. Visit: http://studentgrants.yale.edu.

Jackson Center Fellowships: Visit the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs’ website for fellowship information:  http://jackson.yale.edu/fellowships-1

MacMillan Center Fellowships: Visit the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies’ website for fellowship information: http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/undergraduate.htm

Public Health Internship Funding: While the deadlines for many fellowships are not until March, it is important to become familiar with the many opportunities available to students. Information on YSPH fellowships is available here: http://publichealth.yale.edu/student/ocsinternship.html.

Charles H. Siegel Traveling Fellowship:  Supports students pursuing summer research projects in locations east of the Caspian Sea, excluding China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.  Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Friedman Family Travel/Research Fellowship.  Supports summer research projects related to urban development in the U.S. or abroad, with a preference to be given to projects in the Third World. The Fellowship can also be used to support students in jobs or unpaid internships abroad in the area of urban studies. Jobs and internships in the U.S. are not eligible unless there is a significant research component. Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Julia Vance and Jason Carter Travel Fellowship.  Supports undergraduate students at Yale pursuing travel, research or internship opportunities related to engineering. Preference is given to students participating in projects sponsored by the Yale chapter of Engineers without Borders. This fellowship will support projects in both the US and abroad, during either an academic term or the summer. Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:59 PM

OFP Spanish and Latin American Fellowships:  Support volunteer and other independent projects, internships, and Yale-approved study abroad programs in Latin America and Spain during both the summer and the academic year. This fellowship includes the John O’Leary and Patricia Cepeda Fellowship for the Study of Latin America, the Niebla Foundation Travel Fellowship, and the Yale College Class of 2004 Travel Fellowship. Applicants will be considered for all three awards when applying for the OFP Spanish and Latin American Fellowships. Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:59 PM

OFP Summer Journalism Fellowships.  These fellowships provide summer funding to students pursuing and furthering his or her study of writing, specifically in the field of journalism. The fellowships will also consider self-designed projects and internships related to all types of journalism (e.g. print, photo, broadcast). This fellowship includes the Elisa Spungen Bildner ’75 and Robert Bildner ’72 Summer Journalism Fellowship, the Yale College Summer Journalism Fellowship, and the Shana Alexander Journalism/Media Fellowship. Applicants will be considered for all three awards when applying for the OFP Journalism Fellowships. Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Solomon Research Fellowship in LGBT Studies.  Supports original undergraduate research projects in sexuality studies, especially in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender studies.  Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Sunrise Foundation Travel Grant.  Supports students who are have obtained an internship position or have developed a project in an “emerging market” country. Eligible regions of the world include all of Latin America, Asia (excluding Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong), Africa, the Middle East, Russia, and Eastern Europe. Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Thomas C. Barry Travel Fellowship.  Supports summer or term-time projects and activities abroad in developing countries. Projects may include independent, volunteer, low-paid or other work, or purposeful travel. Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Wendy E. Blanning Memorial Summer Fellowship.  Awarded to students in Yale College who needs to work in the summer and wants to undertake a project that would be made possible only with the Fellowship’s financial support. You must receive financial aid from Yale to be eligible. The proposal can include an internship or other pre-professional activity in the U.S. or abroad. Eligible class years: sophomore, junior Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences.  Supports original undergraduate research projects, conducted under the supervision of a Yale University faculty member, which cannot be supported through other programs or faculty research grants. Stipend support of $2960 to $3700 is normally granted for a full time 8-10 week summer research experience. Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Yale College Public Service Research Grant.  Supports students in all disciplines undertaking a summer public service activity and related research. It seeks individuals with exceptional leadership, intelligence, and creativity who wish to bring together their intellectual passions with their social or environmental concerns. Eligible class years: sophomore, junior Deadline: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Leitner Project Award.  Administered by the MacMillan Center, these fellowships support original undergraduate projects outside the US. Projects may test a business or scholarly idea, explore a personal interest, or pursue an internship experience. Projects may be academic or career-related, or both, or neither. Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: To be determined

Tristan Perlroth Prize for Summer Foreign Travel.  Administered by the MacMillan Center, this prize of up to $4000 supports summer travel outside the US designed to enhance the student’s understanding of foreign cultures and /or international relations. Eligible class years: sophomore, junior Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Michael Manzella Summer Fellowship.  Administered by the Michael Manzella Foundation, this competition is open only to students in Yale College. The fellowship supports summer projects that, in some way, capture the spirit of Michael’s commitment to community service by promoting cancer research, children’s causes, and the arts. While the fellowship supports projects in the U.S. or abroad, preference is given to projects undertaken in the U.S. The average award is $1500. http://themichaelmanzellafoundation.com/?page_id=7.  Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: Monday, March 15, 2010

Richter Summer Fellowship.  Administered by the Council of Masters, fellowships are awarded for independent study and research, not for mere travel, work or enrollment in a school. An internship is a valid use only if the primary component is study or research, being part of a research team is a valid use. Available funds are divided equally among all twelve colleges and each college may award a stipend of up to $1,000 to several of its students. Information is available from your College Master’s office. Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: To be determined

Environmental Summer Fellowship for Study and Research.  Administered by Environmental Studies, these fellowships supports summer projects relating to environmental issues and internships with environmental organizations and government agencies. All Yale undergraduates are eligible. More information and application requirements: http://www.yale.edu/evst/summer_internships.html Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: To be determined

Chase Coggins Memorial Fellowship.  Administered by the Anthony Trust Foundation, the fellowships are intended to assist Yale undergraduates in wilderness exploration with philosophical, artistic, or scientific intent and/or traveling to rural areas or developing countries for study. Information and application available at http://chasecogginsfund.org Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: To be determined

Linck Summer Fellowship.  Administered by Ezra Stiles College, these fellowships are awarded for an internship or project of personal educational value or humanitarian service to others. Maximum award is $2000. Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: To be determined

Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowships in the Sciences.  Administered by the Yale College Dean’s Office, they support original undergraduate research projects that cannot be supported through other programs or faculty research grants. Stipend support of $3320-$4150 is normally granted for a full time 8-10 week summer research experience under the supervision of a Yale University faculty member. Information at http://www.yale.edu/yser/ycdrf.html Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Yale College Fellowships for International Research in the Sciences.  Administered by the Yale College Dean’s Office, they provide support for original undergraduate research projects abroad in the natural and applied sciences. Information at http://www.yale.edu/yser/intlfellowships.html. Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2010

Yale College Fellowships for Research in Health Studies.  Administered by the Yale College Dean’s Office, they provide support for original undergraduate research projects in health studies, including study of the social, political, economic and biological determinants of health. Projects in the U.S. and abroad are eligible. Information at http://www.yale.edu/yser/healthfellowships.html Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Yale Global Health Initiative Field Experience Award.  Administered by the MacMillan Center, these awards supports scholarly endeavors for Yale students working in the field of global health. Proposed projects should be strongly connected to the student’s career development in terms of strengthening relevant skills and gaining an understanding of how different players and approaches contribute to improving health worldwide. Student projects may be in a variety of areas, such as research, practice, advocacy, or policy and management.  Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: Monday, February 22, 2010 at 11:59 PM

International Summer Award (ISA) Program.  The ISA provides funding to every undergraduate who receives term time financial aid for one Yale-approved summer opportunity abroad. Eligible students are freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who receive Yale need-based aid. For summer 2010 there are several designated programs that are offered through four offices: Summer Abroad Programs, Undergraduate Career Services (UCS), Yale in London, and Yale Summer Session (YSS). Only programs that these offices have designated qualify for ISA funding. Refer to http://www.yale.edu/isa/ for deadlines and more information.

The Les Aspin ’60 International Public Service Fellowships were established by the Yale College Class of 1960 to honor the memory of their classmate, Les Aspin, a former member of Congress and United States Secretary of Defense. (Click here for more information on Les Aspin.) The fund supports Yale College undergraduates in summer internships related to the study of national security and international affairs, in the public or nonprofit private sector. The internships may be with a U.S. government agency, or a nonprofit corporation or non-governmental organization. Grants are awarded to sophmores and juniors with preference given to students in the International Studies Major. Awards up to $3,000.

The Albert Bildner Travel Prize. Open to Junior undergraduate students only, the Bildner Prize supports travel to Latin America or the Caribbean for summer research related to the senior essay. The Council grants one Bildner prize per year in the range of $600-$900. View past recipients. Bildner candidates must submit the project proposal in both English and Spanish or Portuguese.

The Ganzfried Family Travel Fellowship provides support for undergraduate and graduate students on all subjects related to communal and religious tolerance and understanding, security and cooperation, natural and economic resources, environmental, scientific and technological collaboration and development, communication, culture, gender and family in Israel or for academic work elsewhere in the field of Jewish studies. Amounts can vary up to $2,500.

The Charles Kao Fund supports grants to students of Yale College (including graduating seniors), graduate students in M.A. and Ph.D. programs in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and graduate students in the professional schools for summer research in East and Southeast Asia. In general, applications from international students proposing research projects in their country or origin are ineligible. Research should focus on the impact of technology transfer processes between Asia and the West and/or among East and Southeast Asia, and the social, cultural, and political transformations in these regions. Grant requests of up to $5,000 to support field research, summer internships or other creative projects in Asia will be entertained.

The Latin American and Iberian Studies Travel Grant is open to Junior undergraduates and graduate students who plan to conduct research or study abroad in Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal or Spain. Not applicable for language training, internships or service projects. Awards are typically $500-$750, and are intended to help defray travel costs only. Because of very limited funding available, applicants are encouraged to seek additional funding or matching grants.

The Georg Walter Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy invites applications from graduate and undergraduate students at Yale University whose work focuses on international political economy. Funds are available for Ph.D. candidates to prepare for dissertation research and to conduct research on approved dissertation projects. The Leitner Program also supports graduate student training relevant for the study of political economy. Funds are also available for senior essay support for undergraduates whose essays will focus on some aspect of comparative or international political economy, and for travel fellowships for undergraduates at any level to explore some aspect of the field. The latter may be used to support an internship or a research project. Grants range from $500 to $5000.

The Libby Rouse Fund for Peace. The Middle East Studies Council invites applications to the Libby Rouse Fund for Peace Competition. Undergraduate students whose work focuses on the countries of the Middle East or Central Asia are welcome to apply. Grants range from $2,000 to $5,000 and can be used for summer or longer terms.

Rustgi Fellowships. The South Asian Studies Council offers Rustgi fellowships for summer research grants to students with a demonstrated commitment to the field of South Asian studies.  The fellowship is made possible through a gift from Anil Rustgi (Yale ’80), Vinod Rustgi (Yale ’75) and his wife, Eileen Boyle Rustgi (Yale ’77) in honor of their parents, Moti Lal and Kamla Rustgi. The general purpose of these grants is to increase understanding of the region among Yale students. Although graduate students may apply, preference will be given to undergraduates.

South Asian Studies Senior Essay Research Grant. For undergraduate students who are doing summer research on South Asian Studies for their senior essays. All students are eligible to apply; however, preference will be given to South Asian Studies majors. The grant may be used for travel or other expenses related to the senior essay. The award shall be made on the basis of applications, supported by recommendations from faculty. The final selections will be made by a committee of representatives from the South Asian Studies Council at the MacMillan Center.

South Asian Studies Summer Language Study Awards for Undergraduate Students. The South Asian Studies Council is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of awards for qualified undergraduate students for language studies in the U.S. or internationally. The award may be used for tuition and travel. Language study must bear a clear relationship to the applicant’s overall course of study and must clearly relate to the area of concentration of the award. Grants are administered by the South Asian Studies Council at the MacMillan Center.

South Asian Studies Travel Research Grant for Undergraduate Students. The South Asian Studies Travel Research Grant for Undergraduate students provides summer travel grants for Yale University undergraduate research on and study of South Asian history, society, languages, and culture in the United States and internationally. The competition is open Yale undergraduates in all disciplines. Grants are administered by the South Asian Studies Council at the MacMillan Center. Awards generally range from $2,000 to $2,500 and can be applied to travel, room and board, and other legitimate research expenses.

Southeast Asia Studies offers a limited number of research-related grants to students with a demonstrated commitment to the field of Southeast Asia studies. Grants support language training, masters thesis summer research, pre-dissertation field research, and small supplements that may be required to bring a research project to fruition. Any graduate or undergraduate student currently enrolled at Yale may apply. Awards up to $3,000. For additional information seewww.yale.edu/seas/studentgrants.htm.

Tristan Perlroth Prizes are awarded to undergraduates for summer travel outside the United States to enhance students’ understanding of foreign culture and/or international relations. Priority is given to students proficient in a foreign language, to students of Calhoun College, and to students enrolled in the International Studies major, however, this Prize is not limited to curriculum – related projects. Awards up to $4,000.

The Women, Religion, and Globalization Project at Yale invites proposals from Yale graduate, undergraduate and professional school students for summer projects or internships that focus on women, religion, and globalization. We are particularly interested in projects that explore the relationships between women’s daily practices of religion and the processes of globalization. We will consider projects that involve collaboration among students, especially if they involve research across disciplines. Projects must focus on issues related to globalization, and may be based in the US or overseas. Awards are expected to be in the range of $500-$3000 per student.

Year-Long Yale Fellowships:

Henry Hart Rice Foreign Residence Fellowship.  Supports students in the humanities and social sciences for work, research, or independent study in a country that has strained relations with the United States. Projects should involve a stay of 9-12 months and must be for purposes other than Yale academic credit. Eligible class years: sophomore, junior, senior Deadline: Monday, January 4, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Chinese Cultural Scholarship.  Supports year-long study of Chinese at an approved Chinese university. The scholarships cover tuition, instructional material, housing and medical care in addition to a monthly stipend for living expenses in China. Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior Deadline: Monday, January 4, 2010 at 11:59 PM

Parker Huang Undergraduate Travel Fellowship.  Supports students who plan to study or work in non-English-speaking countries. First preference is given to proposals for projects in China; thereafter, elsewhere in Asia (East, Southeast, and South Asia), Africa or other regions (such as Central Asia, the Caucasus, Eastern Europe, Russia, Latin America, or the Middle East). The awards are intended to support either advanced language study beyond the intermediate level (begun at Yale or elsewhere) or study/work (in the language of the host country) focusing on socio-cultural issues in the host country. Proposals may include either university study, independent projects, or an unpaid or low-paying work experience.  Eligible class years: sophomore, junior, senior Deadline: Monday, January 4, 2010 at 11:59 PM

National Fellowships:

National Security Education Program (NSEP) / David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarship.  Boren Scholarships supports study abroad in all regions or countries except Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The focus of NSEP is on geographical areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Boren scholarships provide up to $10,000 for a semester-long (including summer) study abroad program. Freshmen and sophomores may apply for a summer, term, or academic year program. The NSEP service requirement stipulates that an award recipient work in the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or the Intelligence Community after graduation for at least as long as the duration of the award, but in no case less than one year. More information is available by searching for this Program on the Student Grants Database.  Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior Deadline: January 14, 2010

Morris K. Udall Scholarship.  Udall Scholarships are for sophomores and juniors who are studying the environment or related fields, and for Native American or Alaska Native sophomores and juniors pursuing careers in health care or tribal public policy. Yale is invited to nominate six sophomores or juniors to the national competition. Recipients receive $5,000 towards expenses for tuition, fees, books, room and board for one year. Sophomore winners may apply for a second award. More information is available by searching for this Scholarship on the Student Grants Database. Eligible class years: sophomore, junior Deadline: To be determined

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes.  These scholarships, sponsored by the United States Department of State and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), are intended for intensive overseas study for summer 2010 in critical-need languages such as Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish and Urdu. The scholarships will provide full funding for U.S. citizen undergraduate students to participate in beginning, intermediate and advanced level summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers. Additional information at: http://www.clscholarship.org/. Eligible class years: freshman, sophomore, junior, senior Deadline: Friday, December 18, 2009

Gilman Scholarships:  Support sophomores and juniors (in any discipline) who are Pell Grant recipients in up to a year of study abroad in any eligible country. Information at http://www.iie.org/Gilman Eligible class years: sophomore, junior Deadlines: October 6, 2009 (for Spring 2010), April 2010 (for Fall 2010)

The Fox International Fellowship Program supports research exchanges between Yale and the Free University of Berlin, Moscow State University, Sidney Sussex College of Cambridge University, The University of Tokyo Graduate School, Fudan University in Shanghai, PRC, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, El Colegio de Mexico, Jawarhalal Nehru University in Delhi, Bogazici University in Istanbul, Tel Aviv University, University of São Paulo, and Cape Town Univeristy for graduating seniors, graduate and professional school students conducting independent research on topics related to economics, political science, international relations, law, business and finance, environmental policy, or contemporary history. All fellowships provide expenses for airfare, a stipend for living expenses, as well as some in-country travel related to research. Priority is for a full academic year, although single term awards are possible.

Dreyfus Fellowships are for Yale graduate and undergraduate students who are children and grandchildren of U.S. Foreign Service Officers. Awards to Yale students, based on merit, will be made by the DACOR Bacon House Foundation in consultation with Yale University. Fellowships are provided by an endowment created from a bequest of the late Ambassador Louis G. Dreyfus, Jr. that is administered directly by the Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired (DACOR) – Bacon House Foundation. The MacMillan Center serves as an on-campus liaison. Awards range from $5,000 to $10,000. There is no restriction as to field of study, but for graduate and professional school applicants, if there are many applicants, preference will be given to students in a field related to foreign affairs and for study toward a master’s degree.

The Indicorps Fellowship for one year in India provides the opportunity for passionate, sincere individuals of Indian origin to become strong team players and leaders to build sustainable new initiatives. In the past, projects have spanned from Kanpur to Pondicherry and Gujarat to Madhya Pradesh.  This year we have projects slated for Rajasthan, Orissa and Maharashtra, among others. Fellows will become involved in real issues in many different fields, such as education, microfinance, social entrepreneurship, environmental conservation, public health, urban infrastructure, and much more.  They will live simply and dig deep to learn about India and themselves. Indicorps seeks dedicated people of Indian origin who are willing to challenge themselves and “be the change.”  Please help us spread the word to find the most exceptional Indians to take on the challenge.

November 15: Application Part I Available

January 1: Application Part II Available

March 1: Final Application Deadline

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