Fund Details
Bruce L. Cohen Fund Research Award
Award Amount
$200 to $1,000
Competition Type
Yale

Brief Description:

The Bruce L. Cohen Fund supports undergraduate scholarship and undergraduate scholarly programming. Grants are made in support of research and on-campus scholarly events. Individual awards range from $200 to $1,000. All Yale undergraduates are eligible to apply.



Description:

The Bruce L. Cohen Fund, established through the generosity of Bruce L. Cohen ‘83, supports undergraduate scholarship and undergraduate scholarly programming. Grants are made in support of research and on-campus scholarly events. 

Funding for research may support such items as travel to archives or other research sites; acquisition of inaccessible books, microfilms, or other materials (with the understanding that such materials will ultimately be offered to Sterling or another library within the university); or other legitimate research expenses. Individual awards range from $200 to $1,000. All Yale undergraduates are eligible to apply.

Individual research awards range from $200 to $1,000. Original receipts are necessary for reimbursement; no meals are covered.  Award monies are available for one year after the grant has been awarded. After one year, an application for an extension of the grant must be filed. Students are responsible for knowing all University policies and procedures related to the conduct of research as they apply to their proposed project. 

The Cohen Fund also makes grants to support on-campus scholarly events.  These grants are available for on-campus lectures, workshops, conferences, and other such educational events or projects which are directed toward undergraduates and organized by either faculty or undergraduate student organizations. Grants for scholarly events will normally range from $200 to $500.  Applications for event subventions may be submitted at any time, but people interested in applying for such funds are encouraged to make initial inquiries as early as possible.

Cohen funds cannot provide reimbursement for expenses already incurred.



Application Information:

Announcement of the awards will be made two-three weeks after the application deadline.

The following will be required as part of the application:

-A description of the work for which funding is needed (at least one, but not more than four double-spaced pages). Successful applications will include specific description of the relationship between your project and LGBT and gender studies and citation of specific texts from the relevant fields of scholarship. Applicants should also indicate what ground work they have done to prepare for this project. What relevant courses have you taken to hone your scholarly methodologies and train yourself in the relevant historiography? What professors have you consulted about the shape of the project? What archives or informants have you contacted? Finally, successful projects will be feasible, with a clear hypothesis and research time line.

- An itemized budget and description of the need for support (including the description of any other financial support solicited for this project); estimated airfare should be documented by a printout from Egencia, Travelocity, or similar website; estimated hotel costs should be documented by a printout from the hotel or hotel discounter website. 

Additionally you will need to provide your home address, e-mail address, and phone number.  If you are applying for an individual research grant, you will also need to ask a Yale faculty member to write a letter of recommendation for you, to be submitted by the application deadline.



Special Eligibility Requirements:

 All Yale undergraduates are eligible to apply.

Please note: you will need to provide your home address, e-mail address, and phone number.  If you are applying for an individual research grant, you will also need to ask a Yale faculty member to write a letter of recommendation for you, to be submitted by the application deadline.


Restrictions to Use of Award:

Cohen funds cannot provide reimbursement for expenses already incurred.

Links to Additional Information:

You can find more information about the Bruce L. Cohen Fund Research Award on this website



Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Ellen Cupo at ellen.cupo@yale.edu

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