Funding Programs

Fellowships and Funding

Fund your research or internship through any of the hundreds of funding opportunities accessed through the Fellowships and Funding Office. Receive the financial support you need by following these steps:

  1. Begin your funding search through the Yale Student Grants Database
  2. Get tips for getting started and applying for the first time
  3. Get one-on-one advising through Drop-In Office Hours (for 10 minutes, F 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM) or Schedule an Appointment

Note: Some fellowships, like the Light Fellowship and study programs in the UK, require specific procedures before coming for an appointment

  1. Attend an information session or workshop for specific fellowships (Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, etc.)
  2. Apply for IRB approval for human subjects related research

Fellowships Office Calendar:

Note: The Fellowships and Funding physical office space will remain closed during the fall 2020 semester.  Advising appoitnments and events will continue to be available and conducted via Zoom. 

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.

Note: Due to Covid-19, the Future Global Leaders Fellowship will not be running.


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.