Graduate Student Financial Support
The Program in Agrarian Studies has some limited funds available to foster interdisciplinary work in any field on agrarian themes. We expect students to pursue other sources of funding in addition to the Program’s funds. Support is available on a competitive basis.
- Eligibility and Selection Criteria
- Application Procedure
- Schedule and Deadlines
- On-Site Assessment Abroad
Graduate students planning thesis research abroad, particularly (but not exclusively) in Third World countries, may find on-site assessment for a month or two helpful in selecting a field site, establishing institutional connections, inspecting archival and documentary holdings, arranging clearances, and making initial contacts. Such preliminary work can often help in the preparation of a convincing and well thought-through research proposal for external support.
- Other Supplementary Research
Other proposals for supplementary research support in the preparation of an interdisciplinary thesis or dissertation on an agrarian studies topic will also be considered in this category, but these proposals will be given lower priority when awards are decided.
Graduate students working on agrarian themes may find that additional work outside their field is necessary. Funds are available in this connection for work outside one’s primary field at Yale or elsewhere, for special linguistic training, methodological training, etc. Such funds could be used to supplement primary support for a semester or summer at another institution to acquire such training.
Support is available for gestures of reciprocity to local institutions in low income countries who assist graduate students with their doctoral work. Such funds might, illustratively, cover an extra month of support so the student might teach a seminar or assist with methodological training, buy a small collection of research materials not easily available locally, help in the arrangement of exchanges and/or joint research.
Applicants must be enrolled in a graduate degree program in the Yale Graduate School or a Yale professional school.
Applications for funds for projects in the natural sciences will not be considered.
Support is available on a competitive basis.
- Lower priority will be given to requests for funds to extend a field-work period.
- Lower priority will be given to requests for funds to work as an intern on a project with a principal investigator other than the applicant.
All application materials must be submitted online through the Yale Students Grants and Fellowships Database: http://studentgrants.yale.edu.
- application cover sheet
- project proposal (2-page maximum)
- curriculum vitae (2-page maximum)
- budget for project (include available funds and funds pending)
- transcript of grades
- name of a faculty reference (no letter required)
All components must be completed onscreen and submitted online. Do not include any additional materials (e.g., bibliographies, appendices). Instructions on using the Yale Students Grants and Fellowships database are given at Advice and Assitance.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Awards are announced in May.
For more information, contact the Agrarian Studies Program office, 204 Prospect Street, Room 204 (432-9833).