Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences


Policy Updates

None at this time.

Fellowships and Exchanges

Yale-UCL Collaborative Exchange Program

Please note the upcoming deadlines for student applications to the Yale-UCL Collaborative Exchange Program for Doctoral Students — an exciting opportunity for Yale PhD students to undertake a period of research at UCL (normally three months) as part of their doctorate under the supervision of an identified UCL Supervisor.

PhD students from the following research areas are eligible (applications from areas in bold text are particularly encouraged):

  • Modern Languages
  • Comparative Literature
  • Hebrew and Jewish Studies
  • English Language and Culture
  • Classics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Digital Humanities
  • Engineering
  • Computational Biology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Cellular & Molecular Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Immunobiology
  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
  • Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology

N.B.  Other departmental affiliations will also be considered on a case by case basis.

There are a limited number of places available to Yale students on the scheme.

The deadlines for submitting applications in 2013/14 are:

  • Friday, October 1, 2013
    earliest exchange start date: January 2014
  • Friday, February 1, 2014
    earlier exchange start date: April 2014
  • Friday, April 1, 2014
    earliest exchange start date: July 2014

The Visiting Research Student Status application is located at the following link:


N.B.  The specific form one should complete (and guidance on doing so) is under the tab “Other Exchange Applicants.

Once the form is complete, scan or print it, and submit it in person to Assistant Dean Robin Ladouceur at HGS 134 or by email to robin.ladouceur@yale.edu.

For more information about the Yale-UCL Collaborative Exchange, please see:


Summer Fellowships at the Lewis Walpole Library

The Lewis Walpole Library offers one- and two-month summer fellowships to students enrolled in a doctoral program at Yale University who are engaged in or preparing for dissertation research and whose topic of study is supported by the Lewis Walpole Library collections.

The program affords students the opportunity to spend four or eight weeks during the months of June, July, and August in residence at the Library to delve into its collections of eighteenth-century British books, manuscripts, and graphic materials. Fellowship awards include accommodations on-site in Farmington and a stipend of either $1,950 or $3,900, depending upon the duration of the fellowship. Students are expected to be in residence and focus their research on the Library collections.

There is no application form. Applicants should submit the following materials to the Librarian of the Lewis Walpole Library:

  • A résumé
  • A brief research proposal (not to exceed three double-spaced pages), explaining the relationship between the Lewis Walpole Library’s collections and the applicant’s dissertation research
  • An approved dissertation prospectus or equivalent statement outlining the scope of the doctoral thesis
  • The applicant must also arrange to have two confidential letters of recommendation sent to the Librarian, one of which should come from the applicant’s dissertation advisor.

Applications are typically accepted beginning in March.

For more information, please contact Margaret Powell, W.S. Lewis Librarian and Executive Director, 860-677-2140, or margaret.powell@yale.edu.

2014 List of Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships
Not Requiring U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency

This brand-new list and guide contains 55 pages of up-to-date information about scholarships and fellowships available for immigrant students attending graduate and professional schools. 81 Fellowships and Scholarships (divided by field of study) 41 School-Specific Scholarships Graduate School Preparation & Application Assistance General Advice. This list is revised regularly, so please check back often for updates. Editors: Denisse Rojas and Nadia Rojas.

Download the list from this page.

American Heraldry Society William Barton Graduate Scholarship

The American Heraldry Society has recently established the William Barton Graduate Scholarship in an amount up to $1,500 to support masters or doctoral students in the preparation and completion of a thesis, dissertation, or equivalent degree capstone project relevant to the use of heraldry (coats of arms, seals, badges, and related symbols) within the present territory of the United States and its territories and possessions. Not more than one scholarship is awarded each academic year; the amount awarded will be based on the costs expected to be incurred in research and writing of the thesis. The scholarship is given in honor of William Barton (1754-1817), a lawyer and public official from Philadelphia who was not only instrumental in the design of the great seal and coat of arms of the United States but played a pioneering role in developing and articulating a theory of the role of heraldry in the American republic.

Doctoral and masters students in any field are eligible for this award, provided that the project is relevant to the study of heraldry in the United States. Disciplines in which such a project might be undertaken include but are not limited to history, literature, law, anthropology, sociology, political science/government, archaeology, art history, architecture and design, and communication studies. Students may apply for the scholarship at any time once they have reached the stage of active preparation of the thesis prospectus. Applications will be accepted annually with a deadline of July 31. For further information and application instructions, please see our website.