Eligibility, Selection Process and Application Requirements

The Fox Fellowship is open to graduate, professional school and graduating seniors at Yale University and the twelve partner universities. Students in doctoral programs shall normally have finished their course work. Students in masters or graduate professional programs shall have administrative approval to interrupt their course work. All graduate students must remain registered for a degree at their home institution. Graduating Masters students are eligible to apply.

The Fox Fellowship is NOT open to post doctoral applicants.

The Fellowship supports independent research projects including, but not limited to the following fields:

All Program participants must demonstrate sufficient language proficiency to complete their research project at their host institution and to communicate directly with their hosts and peers.

For Berlin, Istanbul, Mexico City, Moscow, Paris, São Paulo, Shanghai and Tokyo, students must demonstrate sufficient language proficiency. Cape Town candidates with evidence of interest in and familiarity with isiXhosa/isiZulu or Afrikaans may have some competitive advantage in the selection process; students without these language skills are also welcome to apply.

Selection Process
Each participating FIF institution holds an open annual competition for the selection of Fellows to take part in the Program. At Yale the participants are chosen by an interdisciplinary faculty committee composed of various Area Council Chairs representing the regions of the world in which the Program operates, as well as others invited to assist with the evaluation because of their special expertise or specific administrative role.

The twelve partner institutions have similar selection committees appointed by the appropriate administrative body at those universities. Once the selection committees have identified the participants, the research proposals, academic records, curriculum vitae and letters of support for each individual are sent to the receiving university, where they are evaluated once again. Each receiving university has the option to accept or reject the proposed candidates.

Fox Fellows are selected on the basis of the following criteria:


How To Apply

Applicants from Yale University:
Submit your application online through the Students Grants and Fellowships at Yale University database.

Applicants from Partner Institutions:

At Moscow State University contact Catherine Romchenko.

At the Institute d'Étude Politiques de Paris Sciences Po, contact Elodie Luquet.

At El Colegio de México contact, Professor Jean Francois Prud'homme, General Academic Coordinator.

At Freie University, contact Dr. Gunter Schepker, Director of the Academic Exchange Office.

At Sidney Sussex College at Cambridge University contact Jillaine Seymour.

At Fudan University, contact Hong Li, Deputy Chief, International Exchange Section, Foreign Affairs Office.

At Tokyo University, contact Yuka Kitani at the International Exchange Group.

At Jawaharlal Nehru University, contact S. Chandrasekaran.

At the University of Cape Town contact Penny VanZyl.

At Boğaziçi University contact Sermin Abdullah.

At Tel Aviv University contact Hava Shani.

At the University of São Paulo contact Sandra Lima.

For more information, please contact Julia Muravnik at 203-436-8164.




Yale University

"I am honored to have participated in the Fox program and have gained fantastic memories and experiences as a result. My stay in Mexico also provided a much needed perspective in terms of how the US is viewed and understood by its southern neighbor in this time of conflict and division. My work included personal interviews, focus group sessions, surveys, and review of primary source documents. I obtained interviews with officials from the federal Ministry of Energy, the Mexican Electricians Union (SME), and the three major parties in addition to national labor leader Leonardo Rodríguez Alcaine and Senator Manuel Bartlett. For the first time in my academic career, I had the opportunity to conduct focus group sessions, which turned out to be the most exciting part of my fieldwork."

Victor P. Corona
from Yale to El Colegio de México