Fund Details
Cohen Public Service Fellowship - Year-long
Competition Type
Yale

Description:

Yale has long been proud of the commitment to community service both by its students and by its alumni. In honor of that tradition, the Cohen Public Service Fellowship was established to support up to a full year of purposeful public service activity. Although the Fellowship is open to applicants wishing to pursue public service in the United States, international projects are preferred. Juniors and graduating seniors may apply for projects lasting nine to twelve months. Up to $10,000 may be available during any one year for support of a Cohen Fellowship.

The Fellowship seeks individuals with deep social and humanitarian concerns and a demonstrated willingness to devote their intelligence, energy and creativity toward the betterment of humankind. Preference will be given to projects which address the issues faced by disenfranchised, poor or disadvantaged communities or segments of society. The Fellowship will help underwrite projects which promote social, legal and economic reform and which may involve, but are not limited to, the fields of education, public health, and human rights.

Duration: 9 - 12 months. Projects of shorter duration will not be considered. The proposed project must be a full-time commitment and be the primary activity for the duration of the fellowship.

This fellowship is administered by the Yale Center for International and Professional Experience, Fellowship Programs.




Application Information:

All materials must be submitted online prior to the deadline of 1:00 PM on January 31, 2018. Applications received late or submitted via e-mail or in person will NOT be accepted.

Application for this grant/fellowship is managed through a single common application. Search Yale Student Grants for the CIPE Year-long Common Application for more details and/or click "Apply" on this grant description page to start a Common Application for this grant.

A complete Cohen application includes:

1. Online Application
2. Two Letters of reference
3. Language Evaluation (for international projects requiring non-native language skills)
4. Letter of Affiliation (optional)
5. Project Proposal / Program of Study
6. Resume / List of Activities or Awards
7. Transcripts

Interested applicants should attend an information session at the Yale Center for International and Professional Experience and, once attended, may schedule an appointment with a Fellowship Adviser. Meeting with an adviser is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged. Click here to view a calendar of upcoming information sessions and events.





Special Eligibility Requirements:

Juniors must take a leave of absence while conducting their project. Juniors interested in summer funding only are encouraged to consider the Cohen Summer Public Service Fellowship.




Restrictions to Use of Award:

Yale University policy requires that certain types of research projects involving human subjects be reviewed by an institutional review board (IRB) prior to the start of the study to ensure that the project meets University requirements and any applicable regulations. Click here to see if your project needs to be reviewed (click on "student projects"), for advice on working with human subjects, and for more information about the process and requirements.

All interested applicants must review the Yale University International Travel Policy. Projects in specific countries within approved regions listed below may not be eligible for funding based on current MedEx threat ratings, State Department Warnings, and the Yale University International Travel Policy.



Links to Additional Information:

  1. CIPE Fellowship Policies
  2. Fellowship Programs, Center for International and Professional Experience
  3. More information on Yale College Year-long Fellowships
  4. Reports of Previous Winners of this Fellowship
  5. Yale University International Travel Policy


Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Robert Clough at r.clough@yale.edu.

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          Citizenship Status
          • U.S. citizens are eligible
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            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            9/29/2017
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            1/31/2018 1:00 PM