Tetelman Fellowship for International Research in the Sciences AND the Robert C. Bates Summer Fellowship

Alan S. Tetelman 1958 Fellowships for International Research in the Sciences AND the Robert C. Bates Summer Research Fellowship  

The Alan S. Tetelman 1958 Fellowships for Study Abroad, from the endowments of Jonathan Edwards College, provide support for original undergraduate research projects abroad in the natural and applied sciences. Currently enrolled first-years, sophomores and juniors are eligible to apply. *Preference is given to current sophomores and juniors.  Awards are for STEM-research to be conducted outside of the United States. It is expected that applicants will have some previous research experience at Yale or elsewhere.

The Robert C. Bates Summer Research Fellowship supports student STEM-based research projects outside of the continental U.S. that might not otherwise be covered by the Tetelman Fellowship.

*These fellowships do not support structured programs such as internships and coursework.

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eligible for Yale College Science & QR-administered Fellowships, Yale College students must be enrolled (that is, not withdrawn) both at the time of submitting the fellowship application and at the time of receiving an award.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

Further information about eligibility, proposal development, and application requirement are provided in the full application instructions.

Please Read the Yale Travel Policy

Deadline for submission

  • Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 3:00pm ET

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

Applications should include the following materials

  • A description of the proposed research project
  • A proposed budget
  • A copy of the applicant’s transcript. An unofficial transcript is acceptable.
  • A CV/resume, including a description of relevant experience.
  • Any student proposing to travel to a country in which English is not the primary language must submit a language evaluation.
  • A recommendation letter from the proposed mentor, including evaluation of the qualifications and potential of the student, the scholarly and pedagogic merits of the proposed project, and a detailed plan for the supervision of the project, and any necessary safety training.  If the mentor will not be accompanying the student during the project period, a letter of support from the in-country institution or institutions where the project will be carried out.
  • A recommendation letter from someone either at Yale or elsewhere, that can address the applicant’s qualifications for the proposed project including prior research experience. 
  • An additional recommendation letter from a Yale faculty member is required IF neither of the above letters is from a member of the Yale faculty.