Fund Details
Global Health: Yale-Collaborative Action Project (Y-CAP)
Award Amount
Varies
Competition Type
Yale

Description:


Global Health at Yale invites applications to the Yale-Collaborative Action Project (Y-CAP) award supported by the Maureen and Antoine Chiquet Fund for Global Health to enable scholarly endeavors for teams of Yale students (undergraduates and graduates) working in the field of global health. (As are undergraduates, 5th year MPH students are eligible to apply.) Funded projects bring together students to address challenging problems affecting the health of disadvantaged populations globally, with a preference for Africa. Teams will be composed of 2-4 Yale students. Individual team members are strongly encouraged to seek additional funding for the component of the project that they will be leading, as appropriate.

Project Duration: Each person who receives a Y-CAP Award is expected on be at the proposed site and engaged in the Y-CAP project for a minimum duration of 8 continuous weeks. Students who cannot commit to honoring this requirement are not eligible to receive an award.

Y-CAP seeks to fund projects with the following attributes:
1) Teams of 2 to 4 Yale students, preferably representing at least two academic disciplines (e.g., biology, anthropology, engineering, etc.). Teams must include at least one undergraduate, and preference will be given to teams that also include graduate students, particularly from the Yale School of Public Health.
2)  Proposed projects should identify a health problem of global importance as evidenced by the published literature and develop a scholarly and ethically rigorous proposal to address it. In addition to academic research, proposals that engage social innovation, social entrepreneurship, advocacy or policy and management are encouraged.
3)  Preference will be given to projects based in Africa, though applications for all regions are welcome.
4)  Applicants should make a clear and convincing case as to why a team approach is best suited for addressing the identified problem and what unique contribution (e.g. methodological, analytical, etc.) each applicant brings to the project.

Students are encouraged to discuss their project ideas with faculty advisers prior to applying for Y-CAP support.

April 1, 2023: The deadline for submitting the final proposal will be April 1, 2023 @ 1:00 P.M. Applications and supporting documents should be submitted through the Yale Student Grants database at studentgrants.yale.edu. 





Application Information:

Please submit your application materials through this Student Grants Database.

Important: Yale University policy requires that research projects involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to the start of the study to ensure that the project meets University Policy and any other applicable regulations. If IRB review is required, fellowship funds will not be distributed to awardees until documentation of IRB approval or exemption is provided.

Applicants for the Global Health: Yale-Collaborative Action Project (Y-CAP) will be required to submit a proposal which includes the following:

  • The problem statement or, research question
  • Background information (Why is this project important? What is already known about this problem and what new knowledge would be gained from this project?)
  • Project design (How will the project be conducted?)
  • Expected outcomes
  • Project site description
  • Student team (A description of each team member's qualifications and his/her anticipated contribution. Please include relevant course work and prior experience.)
  • A list of faculty mentors (How will each be involved in this project?)
This proposal should present an integrated team project. The proposal should not simply be a compilation of team members' individual proposals. Each member of the team will upload this proposal as a component of his/her application. 

In addition to a proposal, each applicant for this fellowship opportunity must provide the following:

  • A budget which represents his/her expenses as a member of the team and, an overall project budget that includes all expenses for the proposed team project.
  • A resume
  • A letter of support from the faculty advisor who represents the academic discipline which you represent on the student team.
  • A letter of affiliation from the host institution or organization is strongly encouraged.
  • The applicant's current Yale undergraduate or graduate school transcript (An unofficial version is acceptable.)
NOTE: As a global health fellowship applicant, you may apply for IRB approval or exemption prior to receiving a fellowship award.

If you would like some guidance on developing your proposal or if you are not sure if your proposed project fits the award requirements, please do reach out to Ben Nikitin (ben.nikitin@yale.edu), the Mentor for Y-CAP proposal development, to set up a meeting. Please come prepared with a topic and general outline of your proposed project.

If you are having trouble finding teammates for your project, please send a short description (2-3 sentences) of your proposed project to Ben Nikitin
(ben.nikitin@yale.edu) and he will help facilitate connecting you with students who share your research interests



Restrictions to Use of Award:

IMPORTANT NOTE: All undergraduate students must adhere to the Yale University International Travel Policy. For additional information, please go to http://world.yale.edu/services.

Yale University policy requires that research projects involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to the start of the study to ensure that the project meets University Policy and any other applicable regulations. For advice on working with human subjects, and for more information about the IRB process and requirements go to http://funding.yale.edu/planning/fellowships-institutional-review-board.




Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Kaveh Khoshnood at kaveh.khoshnood@yale.edu

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            Current FAS Graduate School Discipline
            • GS A&S Humanities - American Studies
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              • School of Epidemiology and Public Health All
              • EPH - Biostatistics
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                Begin Accepting Applications Date:
                11/01/2022
                Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
                4/01/2023 1:00 PM