Fund Details
MacMillan Center Summer Fellowships for Language Study
Award Amount
up to $5,000 for tuition and fees and a $2,500 stipend
Competition Type
Yale

Description:

COVID-19 Update: 

The MacMillan Center Summer Language Grant will be only awarded to students who are planning to take a language course online. The Center is not approving any international programs at this point.

 

The selection criteria for long distance programs will stay the same.  Summer awards must be used for a formal, intensive language course that provides the equivalent of an academic year’s training; at least 140 credit or contact 60-minute hours for beginning and intermediate courses, or 120 credit or contact 60-minute hours for advanced courses. All courses MUST last a minimum of six weeks.

 

The MacMillan Center Summer Language Grant will provide support up to $5000 towards tuition and cover registration fee (if separate), materials, etc. No stipend portion of the grant will be awarded for long-distance courses.




The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale invites applications for Summer 2020 fellowships for language study. All foreign languages are eligible for funding except for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Students interested in studying Chinese, Japanese, or Korean should apply to the Richard U. Light Fellowship Program. 

 
Applicants interested in studying a European language who are eligible for Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) should first apply to the Council on European Studies’ FLAS competition. The MacMillan Center will consider applications from FLAS eligible students only if they have submitted an application to the FLAS competition. Students may not hold a FLAS fellowship concurrently with a MacMillan Center language fellowship.
 
Applicants interested in studying a European language who are not eligible for Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) can apply directly to the MacMillan Center Summer Fellowships for Language Study.

Summer language fellowships are available to any undergraduate, graduate and professional school student whose academic program requires the study of a foreign language or whose research plans require the study of a foreign language. In the application, students are expected to demonstrate a bona fide academic need to study the language they have proposed and show a clear relationship to the applicant’s overall course of study. Only current students who will be continuing their studies at Yale in AY 2020-2021 may apply.
 
The summer language fellowship provides up to $5,000 toward tuition and fees and up to $2,500 for living expenses. Yale students may apply the award to recognized intensive programs at other universities within or outside the U.S., as well as to Yale summer intensive language programs and other programs overseas. 
 
Priority will be given to students applying for intermediate and advanced level language study, but beginning level study will be considered from Ph.D. students who have a research need for the language. Applicants interested in studying less-commonly taught languages will also be given priority.
 
Language courses for reading knowledge and on-line courses are not eligible for funding.
 
Summer awards must be used for a formal, intensive language course that provides the equivalent of an academic year’s training; at least 140 credit or contact 60-minute hours for beginning and intermediate courses, or 120 credit or contact 60-minute hours for advanced courses. All courses MUST last a minimum of six weeks.
 
Students who intend to use summer language awards at Yale must apply for admission separately through Yale Summer Session, see http://summer.yale.edu/. It is strongly recommended that all candidates apply for financial aid from the summer language program they plan to attend. Those deadlines do not necessarily coincide with the MacMillan Center fellowship schedule.



Application Information:

It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that the complete application, including letters of recommendation and transcripts, reaches us by the deadline; incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
 
Notifications of awards will be made by late April.

Application materials:

1. Personal Statement explaining the relationship between language and area study to your degree program and career plans (not to exceed two pages)

2. CV\Resume showing activities and awards;

3. one Letter of Reference from a faculty member;

4. an unofficial copy of your most recent Transcript, including courses in which you are currently enrolled;

5. Language Evaluation form - the verification of current level of language to be studied;

6. Supplemental Materials: a copy of a brochure or other material in English from the proposed program’s  institution that details the cost (tuition), total number of contact hours, dates and nature of your chosen program of study. Please include the program’s URL. A copy of your program enrollment application clearly indicating dates of attendance and total cost broken down between tuition\fees and other\room & board
expenses. 



Restrictions to Use of Award:

Summer awards must be used for a formal, intensive language course that provides the equivalent of an academic year’s training; at least 140 credit or contact 60-minute hours for beginning and intermediate courses, or 120 credit or contact 60-minute hours for advanced courses.

All courses MUST last a minimum of six weeks.

Students are eligible to receive one Summer Fellowship for Language Study during their studies at Yale.
 



Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Julia Muravnik at julia.muravnik@yale.edu

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