Fund Details
Gordon Grand Fellowship
Competition Type
Yale

Description:

The Gordon Grand Fellowship was established in 2001 to honor Gordon Grand, Jr., a distinguished member of the Yale College Class of 1938. As indicated in the bequest of the Gordon Grand Fund to the Council of Masters, a Gordon Grand Fellowship will be awarded to “a member of the graduating class whose proven character and personal capacity to contribute to the lives of others, and whose career interests make the support of a year after graduation a fitting way to honor the memory of Gordon Grand. Particular attention would be paid to Gordon Grand’s interest in character, personality, and public motivation; and his sense that for many students a year of non-academic experience after college might greatly enhance a person’s capacity and motivation for practical leadership in the world of business or public affairs.”

The fellowship will support a year (nine to twelve months) of purposeful travel, research, or work abroad or in the United States. Proposals should engage in some way with the private sector and should foster a heightened awareness of the issues that will shape the business world of the future. The award may not be used to pay for tuition, but a candidate may plan to pursue an apprenticeship or internship that would not ordinarily be funded. Multiple awards may be made.

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.

Mr. Grand was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Olin Corporation until his untimely death in 1972. At Yale, he served as an officer of his class, editor of the Senior Class Book, sports editor of the Yale Daily News, and member of the Yale Political Union. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he served briefly as an aide to Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson. He enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II, receiving the Bronze Star as well as two Croix de Guerre citations from the French Government. After his return to the United States, he practiced law for several years and then went to Washington as Republican Counsel to the Ways and Means Committee, eventually becoming Clerk for the Committee in the 83rd Congress in 1953. Both a successful businessman and devoted Yale alumnus, he endeavored to bridge the gap between the business and academic sectors of society by actively promoting the exchange of ideas and viewpoints between these sectors.


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 Gordon Grand 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 Advisor. Meeting with an advisor is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged. Click here to view a calendar of upcoming events.


Special Eligibility Requirements:

Eligible are members of the Class of 2017 who will have received a Yale bachelor’s degree by September 2017. Candidates must submit evidence of distinction in some recognized branch of learning; a high academic standard is required. In addition, candidates should show evidence of other achievements, personal qualities, and character relevant to the founder’s intent. The selection committee will consider only those candidates who will not receive additional financial assistance and who are prepared to give their whole time to the purpose of the Gordon Grand 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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          • U.S. citizens are eligible
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            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            9/29/2017
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
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