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Yale Club of Philadelphia Summer Research Fellowships

General Information:

The Yale Club of Philadelphia provides a grant of up to $2,500 to be awarded on a competitive basis to a qualified student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences who will be engaged in full-time dissertation research and writing during the summer months.

Application Information:

Applicants must register for this competition using the Yale Grants & Fellowships database and upload the following application materials directly to the database in advance of the submission deadline.

• Application form

• A two- to three-page description of specific research and writing to be performed during the tenure of the fellowship (Please note that a dissertation prospectus is not an acceptable substitute.)

• An itemized budget for utilization of the award funds

In addition, the applicant will need to indicate the name and e-mail address of their Yale faculty advisor who will provide a letter of reference.  Students should post this information to the database at least three weeks in advance of the submission deadline to allow the faculty adequate time to provide references.

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Students must have been enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the Humanities or Social Sciences for no more than six years and have completed all requirements for the degree except the dissertation by the application deadline. Applicants must demonstrate a personal, academic or research-related connection with the Philadelphia area (as defined by the Association of Yale Alumni) through their permanent family residence, transcripts from schools they have attended in the area or by proposing research to be performed in the area.

Selection is at the sole discretion of a committee of scholars in the Philadelphia area who hold a Ph.D. from Yale, with final approval by the Council of the Yale Club of Philadelphia.

Field of Study

Humanities and Social Sciences, must have connection to Philadelphia

Application Deadline

April 1 at 1 pm (EST)