Fund Details
Yale College Dean s Research Fellowship in the Sciences AND Rosenfeld Science Scholars Program
Award Amount
$3,440 - $4,500
Competition Type


Both the Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship and the Rosenfeld Science Scholars Program seek to promote the academic development of promising students through engagement in original scientific research and provide fellowship support for undergraduate STEM research projects. Awardees will be selected from among currently enrolled sophomores and juniors.  Applicants may be pursuing a degree in any major offered by Yale College, but must be proposing research in the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.  Clinical research projects will not be considered for funding. For those interested in doing basic research in mathematics, please consider applying to the Summer Undergraduate Math Research at Yale (SUMRY) program,

Research must be 8-10 weeks (which should be consecutive and full-time, with no other time commitment, such as employment or courses) and supervised by a member of the Yale faculty (including the Graduate and Professional Schools), and must be conducted at Yale University. In consultation with the research mentor, students are expected to generate a well-developed proposal for a research project with substantial pedagogic and scholarly merit. Students funded by either fellowship will be invited to
participate in a research symposium to be held in early September 2018. 

Application Information:

Applications are due February 22, 2018 and must include the following materials:
  • 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. 
  • A CV/résumé, including a description of relevant experience.
  • 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). 
  • 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.  
  • Applicants are permitted but not required to provide an additional letter of reference from another individual (such as a previous research mentor) familiar with the applicant’s qualifications.

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:

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