Funding STEM opportunities at Yale

In addition to support available from faculty research grants and other departmental and interdepartmental programs, more than a dozen individual fellowship programs are available for the support of undergraduate research projects.

For information on other Yale-administered Fellowship Programs, please see the Yale Student Grants and Fellowships database or search

Yale Fellowships administered through the office of Science & Quantitative Reasoning


In order to be eligible for Yale College Science & QR-administered Fellowships, Yale College students must be enrolled (that is, not withdrawn) both at the time of submitting the fellowship application and at the time of receiving an award. Yale College students who are on a leave of absence are eligible to apply.

Tax Information

Under federal tax law, a scholarship or fellowship provided to a student in a degree granting program is generally taxable. If you are a candidate for a degree, however, you can exclude from taxable income that part of the award used to pay the costs of tuition, required fees, books, equipment and supplies (required fees, books, equipment and supplies are limited to those specifically required of all students in a course). You cannot exclude from taxable income any part of the grant used for other purposes, such as room and board. Please refer to IRS Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Higher Education, Section 1, Scholarship, Fellowships, Grants and Tuition Reductions and the IRS tax guide for students, Taxable Income for Students. While our department cannot offer tax advice, the IRS Tax Office on Court Street does offer free tax advice to students.

Academic Year 2021-2022 Information Sessions

Fall STEM Fellowship Opportunities

How to Write a Research Proposal

Science & QR Important Deadlines

Tetelman Fellowship for International Research in the Sciences AND the Robert C. Bates Summer Research Fellowship  Provides support for original undergraduate research projects abroad in the natural and applied sciences. Click here for full instructions

  • Deadline for submission:  Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 3:00pm ET

Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship in the Sciences AND Rosenfeld Science Scholars Program   Provides support for sophomores and juniors doing research with a Yale faculty member in the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics and computer science in the summer after sophomore or junior year.

  • Deadline for submission:  Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 3:00pm ET

Yale College First-Year Summer Research Fellowship in the Sciences and Engineering  Provides support for first-years doing research in the basic sciences and engineering in the summer after the first year.

  • Deadline for submission:  Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 3:00pm ET

The STARS  programs provide funding for research during the summer and/or academic year. Deadlines for submission:

STARS Summer Program dates:
Monday, May 30, 2022 through Friday, July 29, 2022

Other Yale-funded Fellowship Opportunities

The Wu Tsai Institute’s Summer Scholars Program seeks to give undergraduates at Yale from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research at the intersection of neuroscience, psychology, computer science, and engineering. We strongly invite students from any major to apply! Example research areas include brain imaging and neurofeedback, machine learning and robotics, and the integration of neuronal systems’ structure and function. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2022 at 3:00pm (through the Yale fellowship portal). For more information visit:

Alexander P. Hixon Fellowship
Supports Yale international undergraduate students pursuing summer travel within the United States for research, independent projects, or unpaid/low-paid internships.

BioMed SURF is a research-intensive summer training program in biomedical research for rising juniors who are members of underrepresented minorities (URM) and plan to obtain an MD or MD/PhD in the biomedical sciences.

CRISP Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
Provides students with the opportunity to conduct team-based interdisciplinary materials research through both academic year and summer research opportunities for undergraduate students.

Edward A. Bouchet Fellowship Program
The Bouchet Fellowship is designed to increase the number of minority students and others with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities, who will pursue PhDs and subsequent careers in academia.

Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
The Fellowship allows students to work on paid research projects during the academic year, and to pursue full-time research during the summers between sophomore and junior years, and between junior and senior years.

SRO (Summer Research Opportunities) in Economics
Provides selected students with the opportunity to participate in the ongoing research of Yale faculty in Economics.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program Provides selected students with eight weeks of research and mentoring designed as preparation for graduate school.

Summer Undergraduate Math Research at Yale (SUMRY)
Program designed to promote research in mathematics and the mathematical sciences among Yale undergraduates.

Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Provides a limited number of fellowships to support strong original undergraduate research projects.

Yale College Fellowship for Research in Global Health Studies
Provides support for original undergraduate research projects in health studies. 

Yale Science and Engineering Association Undergraduate Research Grants
Provides support for independent undergraduate research projects during the academic year

Yale UCLouvain Echange Program
Provides support for independent undergraduate research projects during the academic year.