Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship


The Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship provides fellowships support for original undergraduate research projects that cannot be supported through other programs or faculty research grants. A total of 70 awards were made in summer 2017.

Stipend support of $430 per week is granted for 8-10 weeks of summer research (which should be consecutive and full-time, with no other commitment, such as employment or courses) under the supervision of a Yale University faculty member. Currently enrolled sophomores and juniors proposing research in the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics and computer science are eligible to apply.

Science Fellowships Information Sessions

  • Coming fall 2017!

Workshop: Writing a Proposal for Science Fellowships

  • Coming fall 2017!

Application deadline is February 22, 2018.

*Applications must be submitted online through the Student Grants & Fellowships database http://studentgrants.yale.edu/

Applications should include the following materials for summer 2017:

  • A description of the proposed research project.
  • A copy of the applicant’s transcript. An unofficial transcript is acceptable.
  • A CV/resume, including a description of relevant experience.
  • A recommendation letter from the proposed Yale faculty mentor, including evaluation of the qualifications and potential of the student, the scholarly and pedagogic merits of the proposed project, the student’s role in the development of the proposal, and a detailed plan for the supervision of the project.