Opportunities of Interest for FGLI Students

Academic Research

Science, Technology, and Research Scholars (STARS)

The STARS Program at Yale, started in 1995 to address the lack of diversity in STEM and administered by the Yale College Dean’s Office, aims to support women, racial/ethnic minority, low-income, and other historically underrepresented students in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Through tailored seminars and professional development as well as support from mentors and faculty, students receive the resources they need to pursue a research career in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, and related majors, such as Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/YaleSTARS

STARS I

for First-Years

Participate in a year-long series of seminars and professional development opportunities, and receive mentorship from an upper-class undergraduate in STEM.

Early application deadline: TBA

Regular application deadline: TBA

STARS Summer Research

for Rising Sophomores and Juniors

Work full time in a Yale research lab for nine weeks and attend a course on scientific writing. The program culminates in a symposium presentation to STARS peers, mentors, and invited guests and the submission of a research paper.

Application deadline: TBA

STARS II

For Rising Juniors

Receive financial support to support up to 10 hours per week of lab research during junior and senior year. STARS II participants also receive support to pursue 10 weeks of full-time research the summer after their junior year, and conduct formal presentations of their research in their junior and senior year spring semesters.

Application deadline: TBA

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

for Sophomores

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program is a program designed to increase the number of minority students and students committed to eliminate racial disparities pursuing PhDs and careers in academics in the Arts and Sciences. Students benefit from the opportunity to work on paid research projects during the academic year and full-time research during the summers after sophomore and junior years.

Eligible fields of study include:

  • Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Area/Cultural/Ethnic/Gender Studies
  • Art History
  • Classics
  • Geography and Population Studies
  • English
  • Film, Cinema and Media Studies (theoretical focus)
  • Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Music Theory
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Performance Studies (theoretical focus)
  • Philosophy and Political Theory
  • Religion and Theology
  • Sociology
  • Theater (theoretical focus)

Information Sessions TBA

Application deadline: TBA

The Edward A. Bouchet Undergraduate Fellowship Program

for Sophomores

The Edward A. Bouchet Undergraduate Fellowship Program, named after Yale’s first African-American graduate and the first African-American to earn a PhD in the U.S., aims to increase the number of minority students and students committed to eliminate racial disparities pursuing PhDs and careers in academia. Students benefit from the opportunity to work on paid research projects during the academic year and full-time research during the summers after sophomore and junior years.

All fields of study are supported by the Bouchet Fellowship, and nationality or citizenship status does not determine eligibility.

Information Sessions TBA

Application deadline: TBA


Career Development

Domestic Student Award (DSA)

Started in 2018 to help lower-income students secure and participate in unpaid summer internships, the Domestic Student Award provides undergraduate recipients a $4,000 stipend to participate in a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, a government entity, a non-governmental organization (NGO), or an arts apprenticeship in the U.S.

The Gilman Scholarship Program

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship grants students of limited financial needs a $5,000 scholarship to study or intern abroad. Administered by the Institute of International Education, the program seeks to broaden the student population that goes abroad, and has a particular interest in allowing students to study critical need languages (deemed important to national security). Students seeking to study any of the following languages abroad are eligible for an additional $3,000 scholarship:

Application opens: August 2018

The Future Global Leaders Fellowship

for First-Years

The Future Global Leaders Fellowship provides FGLI college students across the country the opportunity to participate in a 3-year program that includes a three-week training with the National Outdoor Leadership School, mentorship with high-level leaders in their fields, and provide internship funding. Fellows also receive customized career services and are inducted to the Fortis Society upon completion of the Fellowship.

Application opens: November 1st, 2018

Application deadline: January 31st, 2019


Extra-Curricular

Fortis Society

for Seniors, Recent Graduates, or Young Professionals

The Fortis Society is a multinational network of individuals from underprivileged backgrounds that are committed to creating a better world through an ambition to become influential global leaders. Members benefit from exclusive global gatherings as well as discussion, debate, and exchange forums with other members.

Cientifico Latino

The Científico Latino Project at Yale comes from a desire to see a more diverse body of scientists and professionals, with an attention to minority students, by providing a network of graduate and professional students, as well as resources on scholarships and fellowships. Their website also offers blogs on professional development that aspiring scientists can benefit from.