Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship

Sheffield Society Research Fellowship
Heywood Fellowship for the Physical Sciences

The Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship, the Sheffield Society Undergraduate Research Fellowship and the Heywood Fellowship for the Physical Sciences provide fellowships to support original undergraduate research projects that cannot be supported through other programs or faculty research grants. A total of 70 awards were made in summer 2014.

“My summer research experience supported by the Yale College Dean’s Fellowship was very positive and enriching…. It gave me the opportunity to continue my research through the summer, which would not have been possible otherwise…. In addition, I felt the program provided me an invaluable opportunity to talk with other scientists and students who are interested in pursuing similar paths in research and academia.”

Valerie Karplus ‘02

Stipend support of $3440-$4300 is granted for 8-10 weeks of summer research (which should be consecutive and full-time, with no other employment) 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.

  • Application deadline has passed
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*Final applications must be submitted online through the Student Grants & Fellowships database http://studentgrants.yale.edu/

Applications should include the following materials for summer 2016:

  • 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. In addition, the proposed mentor should include a summary of current grant support and the potential availability.