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The MacMillan Center announces fellowships for language study

February 25, 2019

Yale MacMillan Center

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale will offer fellowships to students for language study beginning in Summer 2019.

The MacMillan Center Summer Language Fellowships will provide payment of program tuition and fees up to $5,000 and a living stipend up to $2,500; the MacMillan Center Academic Year Language Fellowships will provide payment of non-Yale University/program tuition and fees up to $18,000 and a living stipend up to $15,000.

Both fellowships are available to any undergraduate, graduate, and professional school student whose academic program requires the study of a foreign language or whose research plans require the study of a foreign language.  In the application, students are expected to demonstrate a bona fide academic need to study the language they have proposed and show a clear relationship to the applicant’s overall course of study. Only current Yale students who are fully enrolled may apply. Priority will be given to students applying for intermediate and advanced level language study, but beginning level study will be considered from Ph.D. students who have a research need for the language.

The MacMillan Center’s Language Fellowships underscore our long-standing commitment to student research,” said Ian Shapiro, Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center, and Sterling Professor of Political Science. “Language training is an integral component of each of our degree and certificate programs. It is vital that our students gain the language competency they need to be able to pursue their research projects.”

The deadline for MacMillan Center Summer Fellowships for Language Study is March 29, 2019; for MacMillan Center Academic Year Fellowships for Language Study, it is May 1, 2019. For details and instructions on how to apply, visit either Summer Fellowships or Academic Year Fellowships.

For more than eighty-five years, the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale and its precursors have served as the University’s focal point for teaching and research on cultures, languages, societies, institutions, and practices around the world. It draws its strength by tapping the interests and combining the intellectual resources of Yale’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and of Yale’s twelve professional schools.