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.

Graduate and Professional Schools Financial Aid Officers

The deadline for filing an application is April 14, 2014.
Download application.

As many of you are aware, the Yale Club of New Haven annually awards scholarships to full time matriculated graduate and professional school students in the spring of their first and/or subsequent years the by-laws of the club stipulate that the scholarships be awarded to residents of greater New Haven County area. This area includes the shoreline towns from Milford to Clinton, circumscribed by Shelton, Ansonia, Derby, Wallingford, Cheshire, Middletown, Haddam, Killingworth and the towns contained therein. Residency for these scholarships is determined primarily by where the applicant attended secondary school. A list of the qualifying secondary schools is enclosed for your information. (N.B. The location of the undergraduate institution attended or the current residence is not considered in determining the awards.)

The scholarships are formally awarded in May; each one in the amount of $3,000 per year. The award is paid in half installments to the student’s Bursar account to reduce the student’s expenses in the Fall and Spring semesters. It is expected that the scholarship recipient, upon annual reapplication, will continue to receive the scholarship until completion of the degree program, providing they remain full time students in good standing.

The Yale Club annually awards sixteen graduate level scholarships; five are expected to be awarded to continuing scholars. We anticipate awarding eleven new scholarships this year. A committee selects the scholarships from the applicant pool based on qualifications and financial need. Any qualified students who are not awarded a scholarship this year are encouraged to reapply next year.

We leave to your judgment how best to publicize these scholarships to students who may qualify for the residency requirement. There are a number of professional schools which have not had recent student awardees. We need your help in letting students know that scholarship money is available, if they qualify. While financial need is a primary consideration, these scholarship funds are additional monies that go straight to the Bursar, and do not simply displace other financial aid.

Every year there are cases of complex determination of residency and extenuating circumstances. In such cases, we suggest you contact the Club’s Executive Director, Mrs. Theresa Mester, of the Yale Club at 203-432-4435 or email at ycnh@yale.edu. She will advise you on how to proceed.

Thank you for your attention to this important source of scholarship assistance.


Elaine P. Anderson ’76 MPH
Secretary, Graduate and Professional Schools Committee

Congressional Research Grants

All proposals must be received no later than March 1, 2014.

The Dirksen Congressional Center invites applications for grants to fund research on congressional leadership and the U.S. Congress. The Center, named for the late Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen, is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational organization devoted to the study of Congress. Since 1978, the Congressional Research Grants program has invested more than $915,136 to support over 425 projects. Applications are accepted at any time, but the deadline is  March 1 for the annual selections, which are announced in April.

The competition is open to individuals with a serious interest in studying Congress. Political scientists, historians, biographers, scholars of public administration or American studies, and journalists are among those eligible. The Center encourages graduate students who have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus to apply and awards a significant portion of the funds for dissertation research. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who reside in the United States.

The grants program does not fund undergraduate or pre-Ph.D. study. Organizations are not eligible. Research teams of two or more individuals are eligible. No institutional overhead or indirect costs may be claimed against a Congressional Research Grant.

Download the application (“Congressional Research Grant Application”) and complete the required entries. You may return the application as a Word or PDF attachment to an email to the program officer, Frank Mackaman.

The Congressional Research Grant Application contains the following elements: Applicant Information, Congressional Research Grant Project Description, Budget, Curriculum Vita, Reference Letter (for graduate students only), and Overhead Waiver Letter.

The entire application when printed must NOT exceed ten pages. Applications may be single-spaced. Please use fonts no smaller than 10-point. This total does NOT include the reference letter (one additional page) or the Overhead Waiver Letter (one additional page).

Complete information about what kind of research projects are eligible for consideration, what could a Congressional Research Grant pay for, application procedures, and how recipients are selected may be found at The Center’s website. Please read the information thoroughly.

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.