Fund Details
Charles P. Howland Fellowship
Competition Type
Yale

Brief Description:

The Charles P. Howland Fellowship is awarded each year to graduating seniors in Yale College to support projects abroad, primarily volunteer public service, for 10-12 months. Individual grants have ranged from $5,500 to $20,000. 


Description:

The Charles P. Howland Fellowship is awarded each year to graduating seniors in Yale College to support projects abroad, primarily volunteer public service, for 10-12 months. Individual grants have ranged from $5,500 to $20,000. Candidates must demonstrate promise of useful activity in efforts to improve international relations and present a proposed project of some benefit to society. Criteria for selection include the feasibility and validity of the proposed project and the candidate's seriousness of purpose and relevant academic and other preparation. The award does not normally support formal graduate study or independent study and academic research per se.

The Fellowship was established in 1947 by Frances L. Howland as a tribute to her brother Charles P. Howland, Class of 1891. He attended Harvard Law School, became Professor of Government at Yale, and was very active in international relations. He was chairman of the Greek Refugee Settlement Commission of the League of Nations; in 1917 he was one of four attorneys sent to England and France on a special mission of the U.S. Department of State and the American Red Cross in connection with relief service for American prisoners of war and the feeding of Serbian prisoners in Austria and Germany. Howland served as director of research for the Council on Foreign Relations, chairman of the research committee of the Institute of Pacific Relations, Dodge lecturer at Yale on "The United States in International Relations," and director of the Foreign Policy Association. At the time of his death in 1932 he was writing a book on Manchuria.

Duration: 10 - 12 months. Projects of shorter duration will not be considered. The proposed project must be a full-time commitment and be the primary activity for the duration of the fellowship.

This fellowship is administered by the Yale Office of Fellowships.



Application Information:

Applications received late or submitted via e-mail or in person will NOT be accepted.

Application for this fellowship is managed through a single common application. To learn more and start an application, search Yale Student Grants for the Yale College Postgraduate Fellowships Common Application page and click "Apply." Your single application will be considered for this and other fellowship opportunities that may overlap with your proposal.

A complete Cohen application includes:

1. Online Application
2. Two Letters of reference
3. Language Evaluation (for international projects requiring non-native language skills)
4. Letter of Affiliation (optional)
5. Project Proposal / Program of Study
6. Resume / List of Activities or Awards
7. Transcripts

Interested applicants should attend an information session at the Yale Office of Fellowships and may schedule an appointment with a Fellowship Adviser. Meeting with an adviser is not mandatory, but is strongly encouraged. Click here to view a calendar of upcoming information sessions and events.



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 State Department Warnings and the Yale University International Travel Policy.

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

Students graduating in December may apply for YCPG fellowships the following spring semester. For example, a December 2025 graduate will apply in spring 2026.


Links to Additional Information:

  1. Office of Fellowships Policies
  2. Yale Office of Fellowships
  3. Reports from Previous Winners


Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Mya Fisher at mya.fisher@yale.edu
Begin Accepting Applications Date:
11/10/2023
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
2/01/2024 1:00 PM