Fund Details
Yale College Dean s Research Fellowship in the Sciences
Award Amount
$3,440 - $4,300
Competition Type


The Yale College Dean's Research Fellowship in the Sciences  provide fellowships to support original undergraduate research projects during the summer after sophomore and junior year.

Stipend support of $3440 - $4300 is normally granted for a full time 8-10 week summer research experience under the supervision of a Yale University faculty member.

Application Information:

Applications are due February 22, 2018 and must include the following materials:

1) A description of the proposed research program, including the research and training objectives, and how these will prepare the applicant for further study in his or her field of interest.

2) A CV/résumé, including a description of relevant experience.

3) A copy of the applicant's transcript (an "unofficial" copy or academic record printed from the web or obtained in the applicant's residential college dean's office is sufficient).

4) A confidential evaluation from the proposed faculty mentor, including evaluation of the qualifications and potential of the student, the scholarly and pedagogic merits of the proposed project, the student's role in the development of the proposal, and a detailed plan for the supervision of the project. In addition, the proposed mentor should include a summary of current grant support and the potential availability of grant funds to contribute to the student's summer support.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Currently enrolled sophomores and juniors proposing research in the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics and computer science are eligible to apply.

Summer STEM Fellowships Information Sessions
  • Wednesday, November 1 at 11:45am - 12:45pm, Silliman Dining Hall
  • Wednesday, November 8 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Ezra Stiles Dining Hall *table on the back stage
  • Wednesday, December 6 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Ezra Stiles Dining Hall *table on the back stage

Information Session + Workshop: Writing a Proposal for Science Fellowships

  • Friday, December 8 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm, LC210
  • Wednesday, January 24 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm, Ezra Stiles Dining Hall *table on the back stage

Restrictions to Use of Award:

Research must be supervised by a member of the Yale faculty (including the Graduate and Professional Schools). For the sciences, research will normally be conducted at Yale.

Your project is expected to be your sole, full-time commitment for an uninterrupted period of at least 8 weeks. Awardees may not undertake any other projects, courses or employment during this time.

Links to Additional Information:

YCDRF in the Sciences

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Donalee Slater at

Search Filters:

Current Year of Study
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
    Term of Award
    • Summer
      Grant or Fellowship Purpose
      • Research
        Global Region or Country
        • -- United States (North America)
          Citizenship Status
          • U.S. citizens are eligible
          • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible
            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            2/22/2018 11:30 PM