Fund Details
Frederick Mortimer Clapp Fellowship
Award Amount
$50,000
Competition Type
Yale

Brief Description:

This Fellowship funds one or two seniors who have demonstrated a serious interest in writing 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. All majors are eligible.


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 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 Office of Fellowships.






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.


Your project must begin BEFORE September 1 of the award year. 

Students graduating in December may apply for the F.M. Clapp Fellowship the following spring semester. For example, a December 2025 graduate will apply in spring 2026





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.



Links to Additional Information:

  1. Yale Fellowship Policies
  2. Office of Fellowships


Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Mya Fisher at mya.fisher@yale.edu

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            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            11/10/2023
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            2/01/2024 1:00 PM