Fund Details
Charles H. Siegel Traveling Fellowship
Competition Type


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

The Charles H. Siegel Traveling Fellowship was established to support undergraduate students at Yale pursuing summer research projects in countries east of the Caspian Sea, excluding China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan. Internships are generally ineligible unless academic research is the primary focus. This fellowship was established in memory of Charles H. Siegel, ’63 B.A. and ’66 J.D.

Minimum duration: 8 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.

Application Information:

The Siegel Fellowship is one of the Summer Research Fellowships. All fellowships in this category are administered by CIPE and share a common application form and deadline. 

A complete application consists of:

  1. Application: Click the Apply button via the Student Grants Database and complete the required elements in each of the icons on the student dashboard until each is at 100% and then click the 'Preview and Submit' button to submit.
  2. Language Evaluation: If required (the application includes questions about this). Your language evaluation should be submitted electronically by your evaluator through the Student Grants Database once you request the evaluation via the 'Request' icon on the student dashboard.
  3. Letter of Reference: One letter of recommendation from the Yale faculty member, or other expert in the field, who is supporting your research project. This will be requested and submitted electronically through the Student Grants Database and must include confirmation that this person has agreed to be the mentor for this project. Additional letters of recommendation will not be accepted. Letters of invitation or affiliation will not be accepted. Letters are expected to be received by the application deadline. Applications without a letter of recommendation will not be reviewed.
  4. Project Proposal: A written proposal (1000 words maximum, double-spaced) describing in detail your proposed project and its objectives, the research methodology you plan to employ, and your preparation for carrying out this project. Your proposal must be uploaded and submitted electronically via the Student Grants Database.
  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 and submitted via the Student Grants Database.
  6. Unofficial Yale Transcript: You will be requested to upload the most recent version of your unofficial Yale transcript. This should include your spring classes.
  7. Transcripts from Other Institutions: If applicable, unofficial transcripts from any institution attended, other than Yale, 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.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

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

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

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):
            2/22/2023 1:00 PM