Fund Details
Yale College Public Service Research Grant
Competition Type
Yale

Description:

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

The Yale College Public Service Research Grant supports sophomores and juniors in all disciplines undertaking an independent research project related to public service. The Fellowship seeks individuals with exceptional leadership, intelligence, and creativity who wish to bring together their intellectual passions with their social or environmental concerns. Examples of research areas include renewable energy and social justice. Projects in global health are not eligible.

Preference will be given to students who have collaborated closely with a Yale faculty member on the proposed project and who will pursue the research and/or objectives further once back on campus in the fall.

Awards of $4000 are given; additionally, awards will be supplemented by up to $4000 to cover expenses students request in the CIPE Summer Fellowships Common Application budget.

The fellowship will support public service research in the United States or abroad. Projects that assist poor or disadvantaged communities will receive special consideration. Academic excellence is required.

Applicants must explain how their projects will produce (1) improved social or environmental conditions and (2) insights that may be used to guide future efforts to improve social or environmental conditions. Successful applicants are expected to select a Yale faculty adviser and to begin background work on their projects in consultation with their faculty adviser prior to the summer.

This fellowship is made possible by the generosity of Dean Takahashi (Yale '80, MPPM '83) and Wendy Sharp (Yale '82), together with the Kresge Foundation and the U.K. Friends of Yale.

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:

All materials must be submitted online prior to the deadline. Applications received late or submitted via e-mail or in person will NOT be accepted.




Special Eligibility Requirements:

See grant description above.

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 emma.rose@yale.edu.

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            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            1/10/2018
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            2/14/2018 1:00 PM