PIER Fellowships enable selected K-12 and community college teachers to internationalize their course curricula by taking advantage of the many resources at Yale. PIER Fellows consult with PIER Directors, use the Yale Libraries, and participate in the MacMillan Center’s lectures, conferences, and workshops. Fellows will spend three months, a semester, or a year using these resources and consulting with PIER Directors.
There is no set timeline for PIER Fellowships and interested teachers may apply at any time. Applicants should first consult with the PIER Director in their relevant area, outlining and developing with her or him the curriculum project they hope to accomplish. Applicants then send a letter (there is no application form) to the relevant Director, detailing their proposal, what resources they will need, and how they hope to use the results of their PIER Fellowship in their course or courses.
PIER has a variety of programs for those involved in higher educations. Benefits from such programs include Yale library privileges for community college faculty, as well as an International Reading Circle for business professors and business people, conference, and an Executive forum series with high level business and policy speakers and networking opportunities annually.