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MacMillan Center to Fund International Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences

March 14, 2016

Beginning this summer, all PhD students in the humanities and social sciences will be eligible to receive up to $18,000 to support their field research outside the United States through a MacMillan International Dissertation Research Fellowship.

The International Dissertation Research Fellowships underscore the MacMillan Center’s strong commitment to student research and graduate education,” said Ian Shapiro, the Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center and Sterling Professor of Political Science. “There is an ever-increasing student demand for year-round opportunities for international research, education, and experience. These fellowships are vital to students because they enable them to pursue international independent research projects that contribute to their own education and that of their peers and faculty.”

The MacMillan Center’s guarantee of international dissertation research fellowships to eligible doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences represents a real ‘game changer’ for our students, making possible the development and realization of often difficult and expensive international research leading towards the degree and beyond,” said Dean Lynn Cooley, the C. N. H. Long Professor of Genetics. “The Graduate School is extremely grateful for this extraordinary expansion of the Center’s already considerable commitment to graduate student education and scholarship.”
Fellowships will help defray the cost of travel, research, and living expenses. As with all Yale funding, the MacMillan research fellowships enable students to defer parts of their original financial aid package into the 6th year of study, but not beyond.
Application deadlines:
May 1, for dissertation research during summer 2016 and academic year 2016-2017.
November 1, for dissertation research during academic year 2016-2017.

Applicants must have completed all pre-dissertation requirements, including an approved dissertation prospectus. See