Saybrook Fellowships

In addition to the many student funding resources available through Yale’s fellowship office (see http://www.yale.edu/yalecollege/academics/fellowships/), a number of fellowships and awards are administered through Saybrook College.  Some of the awards require participation in the Mellon Forum, where students in their senior year present their work to a group of their peers.

Please note the following general guidelines:

  • Applications, unless otherwise specified, should be delivered directly to the Head of College’s Office.
  • Awards are reported to the IRS as taxable income.
  • All work needs to be done before graduation.
  • Students may apply for more than one fellowship for the same project, but it must be made clear how the money will be allocated.  Awardees must also disclose the amount of any other funds supporting the proposed project.
  • Students need to register with the Fellowship database at http://studentgrants.yale.edu/assistance/registering.asp.
  • Students must also sign the Assumption of Risk Waiver Form for any international travel.
  • Recipients must give a detailed report submitted to the Saybrook Office concerning their use of the funds and the result of their project.
  • Travel to a student’s home town will generally not be supported, although local travel from the hometown, if justifiable, can be supported.
     

The Bruce M. Babcock ‘62 Travel Research Fellowship

Maximum Award:  $1,200.                        
Total Funds: $4,500.
Submission deadline: 5:00 pm,  October 14, 2016, January 27, 2017 and March 28, 2017
Notification: 2 weeks after respective deadlines
Eligibility:   All students
Period of Use:  Anytime
Constraints: Travel funds

Description: This fellowship is intended to provide travel funds annually to enable a resident of Saybrook College to pursue a research project in the United States or abroad.

Application Information: Items required: complete the application on the fellowships/grants website. 

Creative and Performing Arts Award

Maximum Award: Concerts ($500), Theatre: ($1,200), Dance ($1,000), Art ($500) Literature ($1,200.)                                                 
Total Funds: $20,000.
Submission deadline: 4:00pm, September 5, 2016 and March 4, 2017
Notification: Mid-March
Eligibility:   All students
Period of Use: Academic Year
Constraints: Dramatic, musical, dance, video, film, literature, and exhibitions

Description:  Administered by the Council of the Heads of College the Creative and Performing Arts (CPA) Awards support on-campus dramatic, musical, dance, video and film productions, literary publications, and exhibitions in each residential college.  These projects are supported by the Sudler Fund, the Welch Art Fund, and the Bates Fund.  Ideally, productions should be held within the residential colleges; if that is not possible, productions must take place on campus.

Application Information: The Council of the Heads of College has created an online application process for the CPA Awards in the residential colleges. Applications must be submitted online by Monday, September 8th at 4pm.  Note:  Applications for use of a residential college theater or the Off Broadway Theater are due at the same time.

Mellon Undergraduate Research Awards

Maximum Award:  $500
Total Funds:  $9,000
Submission Deadlines:  ”Rolling” deadline as the last Friday of each calendar month
Notification: First week of each calendar month
Eligibility:   Seniors
Period of Use:  Academic year
Constraints:  Research

Description:  Research must take place during the academic year and awardees must present the result of their research either to the Senior Mellon Forum or another educational forum in the college.

Application Information: Items required: complete the application on the fellowships/grants website. 

Stacey Leondis SY ‘08 Fellowship

Award Amount: up to $2500
Term of Award:   Summer
Submission Deadline: 5:00 pm, March 28, 2017

Notification: mid-April

US Citizenship: Not Required

Description: The Stacey Leondis SY’08 Summer Fellowship supports summer internships and research projects for Saybrook students who train to undertake medical or biomedical research. The fellowship provides the opportunity for Saybrook students to participate in original research, clinical experiences or other forms of hands-on experiential learning in science, and particularly medicine. The fellowship was established by Steve and Lynn Leondis and John and Irene Gruska in memory of Stacey Rose Leondis ’08, a Saybrugian who passed away in 2008 shortly after her graduation from Yale. 

All materials must be submitted online prior to the deadline. Applications received late or submitted via e-mail or in person will NOT be accepted. Minimum duration: 8 weeks. Projects of shorter duration will not be considered. The proposed project must be a full-time commitment and be the primary activity for the duration of the fellowship.

First: register for the Stacey Leondis SY’08 Summer Fellowship. You may edit your registration information anytime prior to the deadline.

Language Evaluation: (if required, see the application form for instructions). Language Evaluations are not required for English speaking countries. Your language evaluation should be submitted electronically by your evaluator through the Student Grants Database. Once you register on this page you will be able to enter the e-mail address of your evaluator and solicit your language evaluation. This will then automatically send the evaluation form to your evaluator. If you are not required to submit a language evaluation, please disregard the Student Grants Database listing it as “required” when you complete your registration. This will not affect your application.

Letter of Reference: One letter of recommendation requested and submitted electronically through the Student Grants Database. You will be able to solicit this letter once you register. Additional letters of recommendation will not be accepted. Letters of invitation or affiliation are not necessary and will not be accepted. Letters are expected to be received prior to the application deadline. Letters submitted late may not be reviewed with your application.

Project Proposal: A written proposal (1,000 words maximum, double spaced) describing in detail the project or program of study and travel, its objectives and challenges, your preparation, and how it will enhance and diversify your personal and academic goals. A well-planned itinerary should be included, if appropriate. Your proposal must be uploaded and submitted electronically.

Résumé: A current résumé, including significant extracurricular activities, work experience, awards and honors. (One-page maximum. Additional pages will be discarded). Your résumé must be uploaded and submitted electronically.

Transcripts from Other Institutions: If applicable, unofficial transcripts from any institution attended, other than Yale, for post-secondary studies. Your transcript(s) must be scanned, uploaded and submitted electronically. Only submit the pages of your transcript showing grades, we do not require the codes on the back.You are not required to submit a Yale transcript. CIPE will obtain unofficial Yale transcripts for all applicants.

Interested applicants may schedule an appointment with a CIPE Fellowship Adviser; however, meeting with an adviser is not mandatory.

Richter Summer Fellowship

Award Amount: Maximum $1000
Total Funds: $10,000
Submission deadline: 5:00 pm, March 29, 2017
Notification: mid-April
Eligibility:   Freshman, Sophomore or Junior
Period of Use:  Summer
Constraints: Independent study & research (not mere travel or enrollment)

Description: Independent study and research, not for mere travel, work, or enrollment in a school. An internship is a valid use only if the primary component is study or research; being part of a research team is a valid use.

Application Information: Items required: complete the application on the fellowships/grants website.  Student must also sign the Assumption of Risk Waiver Form for any international travel.  International students make sure your paperwork is completed through Days Cardona in the Tax Dept. at 432-5530 so that your check is not delayed.

Students who are awarded fellowships will be expected to submit a brief written report to the Council of the Heads of College’s Office at the beginning of the Fall term.  Checks are issued to the recipients of this fellowship.

Saybrook College Research Fellowship

Maximum Award:  $1,000.
Total Funds:  $14,000.
Submission deadline: 5:00 pm,  October 14, 2016, January 27, 2017 and March 28, 2017
Notification: 2 weeks after respective deadlines
Eligibility:   Freshman, Sophomore or Junior
Period of Use:  Anytime
Constraints:  None

A Saybrook College Research Fellowship is awarded for independent study and research, including research internships or being part of a research team.  Recipients must submit written summary reports explaining the use of their Fellowship to the Saybrook Office by September 23, 2017.

Application Information: Items required: complete the application on the fellowships/grants website. 

Shutack Award

Maximum Award:  $1,200.
Total Funds: $7,800.
Submission deadlines: October 14, 2016 and January 27, 2017

Notification: 2 weeks after respective deadlines
Eligibility:   All students
Period of Use:  Academic year
Constraints:  Film productions

The Shutack Awards for Film Projects are offered in Saybrook College for students interested in producing films. Only Saybrook students with primary responsibilities in the proposed project may apply.  The SY Operations Manager can assist with explanation of reimbursement procedures and other guidelines, which are essentially the same as those for film production awards through the Council of the Heads of College’s Creative and Performing Arts awards program.

The application must include an itemized budget and a detailed written description of the project. Whenever possible, equipment and other technical support should be obtained through the Digital Media Services for the Arts.

Application Information: Items required: complete the application on the fellowships/grants website.