Fund Details
Alexander P. Hixon Fellowship
Competition Type


The Alexander P. Hixon Fellowship supports Yale international undergraduate students pursuing summer travel within the United States for research, independent projects, or unpaid/low-paid internships. U.S. citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents are ineligible. Special priority is given to applications from students who hold Alexander P. Hixon Scholarships, with secondary preference given to students from Africa but all international students are encouraged to apply. These fellowships were established through the generosity of Alexander P. Hixon '38 B.A.

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

Minimum duration: 6 weeks. The project must be carried out, uninterrupted, for a minimum of 6 consecutive weeks. 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.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

The fellowship is intended for Yale international undergraduate students only. U.S. citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents are ineligible for this fellowship.

Applicants should schedule an appointment with the Yale International Tax Office to make sure their paperwork is in order to receive a fellowship check. International students who receive a fellowship to remain in the US are generally taxed on that fellowship at a rate of 14%.

Interested applicants may schedule an appointment with a Fellowship Adviser; however, meeting with an adviser is not mandatory.

International students participating in Office of Career Strategy Bulldogs Across America internship programs may be eligible to apply for this fellowship.

This fellowship is not intended to support experiences which have a participation fee or a program fee.

Restrictions to Use of Award:

To satisfy the minimum duration requirements of the fellowship to which you are applying, your project must 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.

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

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 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 International Summer Award and these other resources.

Links to Additional Information:

CIPE Fellowship Policies
Fellowship Programs, CIPE
Yale University International Travel Policy
CIPE Summer Common Application

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Emma Rose at

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  • Freshman
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    • Summer
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      • Research
        Global Region or Country
        • -- United States (North America)
          Citizenship Status
          • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible
            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            2/14/2018 1:00 PM