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

Yale College Fellowship for Research in Global Health Studies

Provides support for original undergraduate research projects in health studies. Eligibility

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eligible for Yale College Science & QR-administered Fellowships, Yale College students must be enrolled (that is, not withdrawn) both at the time of submitting the fellowship application and at the time of receiving an award.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 2023-2024 Information Sessions

Summer STEM Research at Yale and Abroad Friday, October 6 at 3:00pm, Alexia Belperron, Zoom:

Summer STEM Research at Yale and Abroad  Wednesday, October 11 at 9:00pm, Alexia Belperron, Zoom:

How to Find the “Right” Research Mentor Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00pm, Sandy Chang, Zoom:

Summer STEM Fellowship Opportunities/How to Find the “Right” Research Mentor  Thursday, November 9 at 12:00pm, Alexia Belperron, Zoom:

How to Write a Research Proposal Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00pm, Sandy Chang, Zoom:

Summer STEM Fellowship Opportunities Thursday, January 18 at 7:00pm, Sandy Chang, Zoom:

How to Write a Research Proposal Wednesday, January 31 at 7:00pm, Sandy Chang, Zoom: :

Science & QR Fellowship Application Deadlines

STARS II AY 2023-2024  Program Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2023 at 3:00pm ET.

STARS Summer Research Program Deadline:  Friday, February 9, 2024 at 3:00pm ET.

YC Dean’s Research Fellowships in the Sciences Deadline: Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 3:00pm ET.  

Tetelman Fellowship Deadline:  Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 3:00pm ET.

YC First-Year Summer Research Fellowship Deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 3:00pm ET.

Applications can be found at:

 Yale Student Grant & Fellowship Database

Other Yale-funded Fellowship Opportunities

The Wu Tsai Undergraduate Fellowships Program is an opportunity for Yale undergraduates to perform cutting-edge research at the intersection of neuroscience, psychology, computer science, and engineering. Students from any major are invited to apply! Example research areas include the impact of trauma on memory, human-robot hide-and-seek games, and how flies estimate distance.  The deadline to apply is February 23, 2024 at 3:00pm EST, 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 Summer Undergraduate Medical Research (SUMR) (Funded by NIH-NIDDK/KUH)

Yale University School of Medicine invites submission of applications from undergraduate students who are interested in working in a state-of-the-art research environment under the supervision of established investigators studying novel mechanisms and treatments for kidney and urological diseases, non-malignant hematological diseases, and hypertension. 

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

Yale UCLouvain Echange Program
The application for the summer 2024 program will open shortly.  Sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply.  Yale students can investigate the labs connected to the 4 research institutes linked to Louvain School of Engineering.  Contact,, for more information.