Fund Details
Yale Glee Club Service Through Music Fellowship
Award Amount
up to 25,000
Competition Type
Yale

Description:

The Yale Glee Club Service Through Music Fellowship was established by the Yale Glee Club Associates to provide financial support for a graduating Yale student, or a student taking a year off from his or her studies, who proposes to spend the fellowship year engaged full-time in an ambitious, innovative project combining music and public service. The fellowship is based on the shared conviction of generations of Yale Glee Club alumni that the arts - and choral singing in particular - can be used to foster understanding between people, promote mental well-being, and bring about positive social change. Recipients will demonstrate a deep understanding of the power of music to transform lives, as well as the creativity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness to carry a successful project from conception to fruition.

Preference will be given to projects that involve choral singing, but other music-related projects may be considered. Special consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate potential for long-term sustainability. Projects within the US and international projects are both eligible. Projects can be entirely new initiatives or meaningful transformations of existing organizations, and may be based on broad initiatives suggested by the Yale Glee Club Associates.

Examples of possible projects include but are by no means limited to:
1) Launching a youth chorus in an economically disadvantaged area
2) Establishing a singing ensemble that seeks to empower marginalized members of society, such as the incarcerated, the homeless, or the mentally ill
3) Creating a rigorous and innovative community engagement program for an existing choral or other musical organization
4) Fostering the creation and performance of new music that promotes themes of social justice

Successful applicants will receive funds to directly support their proposed projects, as well as funds to defray their own living expenses for a period of 9 to 12 months. The minimum project duration is nine months and the proposed project must be the recipient’s primary activity for the duration of the fellowship.

Awards up to $25,000. In rare circumstances, larger amounts can be considered at the discretion of the selection committee. Applicants are encouraged to seek out additional grants and sources of funding.

Fellowship recipients will be required to confirm progress on their projects at a designated milestone date in the middle of the academic year and upon completion to the Yale Glee Club Associates. The Yale Glee Club Associates may be able to arrange for consulting support to the successful applicant depending upon the substance of his or her project and its geography.



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 Service through Music 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 (including a budget)
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.



Special Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be graduating seniors from Yale College. Under certain circumstances, current students taking a year long leave from Yale, or Yale graduate students, may be considered.


Restrictions to Use of Award:

To satisfy the minimum duration requirements of the fellowship, the applicant’s project must be his or her primary activity, conducted without interruption, for the duration of the experience.

All interested applicants considering overseas projects must review the Yale University International Travel Policy. Projects in specific countries within approved regions may not be eligible for funding based on current State Department Warnings and the Yale University International Travel Policy.

Students applying to fellowships to support activities in or near their home towns may not be eligible to receive funding for certain budget items (e.g. housing). Please ask a fellowships adviser for more information.

International student applicants should inform the Office of International Students and Scholars of their plans to ensure they will be in compliance with the terms of their visa.



Links to Additional Information:

  1. CIPE Fellowship Policies
  2. Fellowship Programs, Center for International and Professional Experience
  3. Reports from Previous Winners of this Fellowship


Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Suzanne Wirak at suzanne.wirak@yale.edu

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