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Frederick Mortimer Clapp Fellowship
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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 or two graduating seniors who have demonstrated a serious interest in writing English poetry during their time at Yale College. 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.

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.

A complete Clapp application includes:

1. Online Application
2. Portfolio of English poetry written and assembled by the applicant (no more than 15 pages)
3. Project Proposal (500-750 words) 
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 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:

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 who propose travel abroad 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 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

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Mya Fisher at

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            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            2/01/2023 1:00 PM