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Graduate Research Fellowships

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale invites applications for the Summer 2013 Graduate Research Fellowships competition.

The general purpose of the fellowships is to support research projects on slavery, resistance, abolition, or their legacies. Projects may focus on historical or contemporary issues involving the United States or international regions. Fellowships are available for research in the United States and internationally. Fellowships up to $3,000 will be awarded for relevant research expenses to current Yale graduate students at both the Masters and Doctoral levels. Applications from graduate students from the Yale professional schools will also be considered.

Awardees of the fellowship are expected to submit a one- to two-page report of their research by October 1, 2013. In addition, awardees may be asked to offer a seminar or presentation of their research results upon their return to the Yale campus. Any publication or public presentations resulting from the awardees' projects should acknowledge support of the Gilder Lehrman Center.

Application Information

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE THROUGH THE STUDENT GRANTS DATABASE AT http://studentgrants.yale.edu/.

Required materials that you must provide:

  1. Application
  2. Budget
  3. Letters of Reference: 1
  4. Project Proposal/Program of Study
  5. Resume/List of Activities and Awards
  6. Yale Academic Record
It is the applicant's responsibility to see that the complete application, including letter of recommendation and transcripts, reaches us by Monday, February 25, 2013; applications cannot be considered without this information.

Applicants will be notified of the Committee's decision by early May.

For more information contact David Spatz at (203) 432-3339 or david.spatz@yale@yale.edu.

Special Eligibility Requirements

Yale University policy requires that certain types of research projects involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to the start of the study to ensure that the project meets University Policy and any other applicable regulations. To see if your project needs to be reviewed, for advice on working with human subjects, and for more information about the IRB process and requirements go to http://www.yale.edu/hsc/Investigator/Student_projects.pdf.