Fund Details
Spanish and Latin American Fellowships: Niebla Summer
Competition Type
Yale

Brief Description:

Note: Application to this fellowship competition will be via the Summer Common Application

The Spanish and Latin American Fellowships include the John O'Leary and Patricia Cepeda Fellowship for the Study of Latin America, the Niebla Travel Fellowship, and the Yale College Class of 2004 Travel Fellowship.


The Niebla fellowship will support independent volunteer projects or internships in a Latin American country where Spanish is the primary language.


Description:

Note: Application to this fellowship competition will be via the Summer Common Application

The donor of this fellowship spent time after graduating from Yale in various Latin American countries. She loved experiencing those countries, not as a tourist, but as an active participant in their cultures and lifestyles. This fellowship aims to fund a student with a similar enthusiasm for discovering the richness of life in a Latin American country by pursuing a project or activity.

The travel undertaken should be intellectually purposeful and personally enriching but need not contribute to an academic project. Funding is not available for formal coursework, including formal language study. The fellowship will support independent volunteer projects or internships in a Latin American country where Spanish is the primary language.

Criteria for selection include the proposal's validity, feasibility, and the applicant's academic and other preparation to undertake the proposed project or position.

The minimum duration for all independent projects is eight weeks, but may last as long as one or two terms or a summer plus a term (See "Application Information" below for further details) For activities which take place during term-time, enrolled students would need to take a Leave of Absence.

Eligibility note: To be eligible for this fellowship, you must have completed one year of Spanish language study 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.



Application Information:

The Spanish and Latin American Fellowships are one of the Yale College Summer Fellowships. All materials must be submitted online prior to the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

The Niebla Summer Fellowship accepts applications to support projects which take place in summer and extend into term-time. Please apply for such projects via the Summer Fellowships Common Application.
 
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.






Special Eligibility Requirements:

Currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply.

International students are not normally given funding for projects conducted in their home countries.

Fellowship funding is not available for reimbursement of lost wages or funding toward 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.

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:

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


Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Jill Carrera at jill.carrera@yale.edu

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Current Year of Study
  • First-Year Student
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    Term of Award
    • Summer
      Grant or Fellowship Purpose
      • Project
      • Community or Public Service
        Global Region or Country
        • Latin America and Caribbean
          Citizenship Status
          • U.S. citizens are eligible
          • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible
            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            12/01/2023
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            2/14/2024 1:00 PM