Fund Details
Frederick Mortimer Clapp Fellowship
Competition Type
Yale

Description:

The Frederick Mortimer Clapp Fellowship was established by Mr. Clapp who received his B.A. in 1901 and his M.A. in 1911. The Fellowship funds one graduating senior who is an English major and has demonstrated a serious interest in writing English poetry. It is expected that the recipient will devote him or herself full-time to writing poetry during the term of the award. The recipient is expected to live in the U.S.; permission of the selection committee chair is required for short-term stays abroad. The selection committee reserves the right not to make an award in any given year if, in its view, there is no suitable candidate.

Selection is based on the applicant’s portfolio of English poetry. The award cannot be used to support full-time graduate study in the fellowship year.

The recipient of this award must submit a mid-year and a final portfolio of poetry.


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 Clapp application includes:

1. Online Application
2. Portfolio of English poetry written and assembled by the applicant
3. Project Proposal / Program of Study
4. Resume / List of Activities or Awards
5. 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 Adviser. Meeting with an advisor is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged. Click here to view a calendar of upcoming information sessions and events.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

No letters of reference are required for this fellowship and applicants are not required to submit a budget. Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of English poetry.



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. 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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  • Senior
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          Citizenship Status
          • U.S. citizens are eligible
          • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible
            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            9/29/2017
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            1/31/2018 1:00 PM