Fund Details
Charles P. Howland Fellowship
Competition Type
Yale

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 Center for International and Professional Experience, Fellowship Programs.



Application Information:

All materials must be submitted online prior to the deadline of 1:00 PM on January 31, 2018. Applications received late or submitted via e-mail or in person will NOT be accepted.


Application for this grant/fellowship is managed through a single common application. Search Yale Student Grants for the CIPE Year-long Common Application for more details and/or click "Apply" on this grant description page to start a Common Application for this grant.

A complete Howland 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 Center for International and Professional Experience and, once attended, 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 MedEx threat ratings, 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
  3. More information on Yale College Year-long Fellowships
  4. Reports of Previous Winners of this Fellowship
  5. Yale University International Travel Policy


Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Robert Clough at r.clough@yale.edu.

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          • U.S. citizens are eligible
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            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            9/29/2017
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            1/31/2018 1:00 PM