Fund Details
CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application
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Please read this entire page carefully.

This page is where students who are applying for one or more of the CIPE Yale College Summer Fellowships (listed below) will electronically submit their CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application.

NOTE: Students who graduate in December are eligible to apply for most CIPE summer fellowships in the summer before their graduation.

Guidance on planning a project can be found here.

Guidance on creating fellowship application materials can be found here.

The CIPE Yale College Summer Fellowships are a collection of fellowships supporting summer activities administered by Fellowship Programs at the Center for International and Professional Experience that share a common application form and application process. More information about each individual fellowship can be found on the individual fellowship description pages. (NOTE: The Thomas C Barry Fellowship will support projects proposed for term-time as well as for summer.)

Henry James Summer Travel Fellowship for International Internships
Howard Hilgendorf Memorial Fellowship for International Internships
Robert C. Bates Summer Fellowship for International Internships
Wendy E. Blanning Memorial Summer Fellowship

Government service internships:
Class of 1960 John Heinz Government Service Fellowship
Joe Rose '81 Government Service Fellowship

Projects in Latin American and Spanish-speaking countries:
John OLeary and Patricia Cepeda Fellowship for the Study of Latin America
Niebla Foundation Travel Fellowship
Yale College Class of 2004 Travel Fellowship

International projects:
Stacey L. Sanders Memorial Fellowship
Sunrise Foundation Travel Grant
Thomas C. Barry Travel Fellowship
Summer Fellowship in Japan
Franciscus Summer Travel Fellowship in Entrepreneurship

Non-profit internships and community service:
Cohen Summer Public Service Fellowship
CIPE Fellowship for Nonprofit Internships
Edward and Susan Greenberg Community Service Fellowship
Marshall Bartholomew Summer Arts Fellowship
Pande Memorial Fellowship for Public Health

Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner Summer Journalism Fellowship
Shana Alexander Journalism/Media Fellowship
Yale College Summer Journalism Fellowship

SPECIAL NOTE: If you are proposing to conduct a project in Israel, you may wish to also apply for the Alec Ellison '84 and Tamar Sadeh '85 Israel Travel Fund. Application for this opportunity is via a separate application in the Student Grants Database which you may find here.

Application Information:

Application materials will not be accepted via email or in person and late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances.

The CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application enables students to apply to multiple fellowships with the same proposal via one application portal. You will only submit one set of application materials and request one letter of recommendation and one language evaluation (if required). This one set of materials will then be used as your application for each fellowship you indicate that you intend to apply to within the Common Application form.

A complete application consists of:

1. Short-answer question: A 200-250 word reflection "What have you done, or will you do, to understand and prepare for what will be expected of you by the individuals and communities with which you will work during this project? Consider the expectations of various stakeholders within the organization or community you will be working with, regarding the impact and possible outcomes (positive and negative) of your proposed project."

If you are undertaking a public interest or community service-related project, please refer to the information on the fellowships website. Your response should demonstrate engagement with the Dwight Hall Method, a rigorous approach to social change.

2. Project Proposal: A written proposal (1000 words, maximum, double spaced) describing in detail the project, internship, program of study, research or travel, its objectives and challenges, your preparation, and how it will enhance and diversify your personal and academic goals. A well-planned itinerary should be included, if appropriate. Your Project Proposal/Program of Study must be uploaded as a Word or PDF document. Please see the Fellowships website for advice on writing a proposal.

3. Language Evaluation: (if required). Language Evaluations are not required for English speaking countries. Your language evaluation should be submitted electronically by your evaluator through the Student Grants Database. Once you have started your fellowship application you will be able to enter the e-mail address of your evaluator and solicit your language evaluation. This will then automatically send the evaluation form to your evaluator.

4. Letter of Recommendation: One letter of recommendation. This will be requested and submitted electronically through the Student Grants Database. You will be able to solicit this letter once you have started your application for the CIPE Yale College Summer Fellowships. Additional letters of recommendation will not be accepted. Letters of invitation or affiliation will not be accepted as letters of reference. Letters are expected to be received by the application deadline.

5. Resume/List of Activities and Awards: A current résumé, including significant extracurricular activities, work experience, awards and honors (one-page maximum, additional pages will be discarded). Your Resume/List of Activities and Awards must be uploaded as a Word or PDF document.

6. Unofficial Yale Transcript and Transcripts from Other Institutions: You will be required to upload your Unofficial Yale transcript and, if applicable, unofficial transcripts from any institution attended for post-secondary studies. Your transcript(s) must be scanned, uploaded and submitted electronically. Only submit the pages of your transcript showing grades, we do not require the codes on the back.

7. Budget: You will be required to submit a carefully researched budget outlining the expected costs involved in undertaking the activity you propose. Please see the Fellowships website for guidance on creating a feasible budget.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Not all fellowships support all activities, please read the description of each individual fellowship carefully as eligibility and restrictions will vary.

You may apply to multiple fellowships with the same proposal.

You may only submit ONE proposal for summer fellowships administered by the CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application. Proposals for multiple summer projects will not be considered.


If you are applying to fund a project which includes summer plus term time, you should apply using this CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application. Funding for such projects is available through the following fellowships only:
  • John O'Leary and Patricia Cepeda Fellowship for the Study of Latin America
  • Niebla Foundation Travel Fellowship
  • Thomas C Barry Travel fellowship
  • Yale College Class of 2004 Travel Fellowship

Please note: If you intend to carry out a project which extends into term-time, you will need to take a leave of absence from the university. Projects must satisfy the minimum duration requirements of the fellowship to which you are applying and be your sole activity, conducted without interruption, for the duration of the experience.


Important eligibility note for the Class of 2004 Fellowship and the Niebla Fellowship: To be eligible for these fellowships you must have completed, at the time of undertaking the fellowship, at least one year of introductory Spanish at Yale, or the equivalent.

Students who have studied Spanish at Yale: If you have studied Spanish at Yale, you may request a language evaluation from your most recent Yale language instructor.

Heritage Spanish Speakers:
If you are a heritage Spanish speaker but do not have formal proof of your language level, please explain your language exposure and level in the Language Self Evaluation form.

Students who have the equivalent of one year of introductory Spanish at Yale from another institution:
If you have the equivalent of one year of introductory Spanish at Yale but have not had instruction at Yale, please include transcripts from this institution, where possible. Please also explain your language exposure and level in the Language Self Evaluation form. You may request a language evaluation from your most recent language instructor.

Restrictions to Use of Award:

To satisfy the minimum duration requirements of the fellowship to which you are applying, your project must be your sole activity, conducted without interruption, for the duration of the experience.

Please note that fellowship funds are meant to cover the costs of the proposed activity only. Budgets should not include compensation for lost income or funding towards the Student Income Contribution.

Fellowship funding may support low/unpaid internships; however, to be eligible for Yale funding, your total compensation amount cannot exceed $1,500 (USD).

All interested applicants must review the Yale University International Travel Policy. Projects in specific countries or regions may not be eligible for funding based on current ISOS risk ratings, State Department Warnings, the Yale University International Travel Policy, and the country or region's own entry restrictions.

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, for advice on working with human subjects, and for more information about the process and requirements.

Students applying to fellowships to support activities in or near their home towns may not be eligible to receive funding for certain budget items (e.g. housing). Please see our FAQs or ask a fellowships adviser for more information.

International student applicants should inform the Office of International Students and Scholars of their plans to ensure they will be in compliance with the terms of their visa.

For other funding possibilities, please consider the Summer Experience Award and these other resources.

Links to Additional Information:

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Emma Rose at

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            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            2/15/2023 9:00 PM