2022 Summer Yale Graduate Impact (YGI) Fellowship for the Humanities

The Yale Graduate Impact (YGI) Fellowship invites applications from current Yale Humanities Ph.D. students who wish to pursue an external internship related to their academic research at an organization outside of Yale. YGI Fellowship is a new opportunity for Humanities Ph.D. students to develop key professional skills, knowledge, and experience while furthering their scholarly goals.

The program provides funding for positions that would otherwise be unpaid. Students may apply to existing opportunities, but are particularly encouraged to design their own positions in conversation with an appropriate organization. This is a great opportunity to discover and leverage connections between your academic research and outside organizations.

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all fellowship positions are filled. There will be 9 YGI Fellowships available for summer 2022.
  • Fellowships may begin no earlier than June 1, 2022 and must be completed before the start of classes in Fall 2022.
  • Applications are due no later than 11:59pm on May 31, 2022.

Fellowship Terms

    • Eligibility: Fellows must be currently matriculated, Yale Humanities Ph.D. students in years 2-6* of study and have been admitted to candidacy before the fellowship.
    • Term: Fellows work at an external organization under the guidance of the host supervisor for no more than 10 hours per week over a maximum 12 weeks during the 2022 Summer.
    • Stipend:  Fellows receive a stipend of up to $2,200 for the 2022 Summer, depending on the number of weeks and hours agreed upon with the host supervisor.
    • International students should consult with your OISS advisor to confirm eligibility. Eligible candidates will be required to apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT), as per immigration policy. Please reach out to your OISS advisor for application specifics. Also, please note that if you have a TF20 teaching position, you may not be eligible for this fellowship. Under the current policy, international students are not allowed to work for more than 20 hours per week. Please make sure you confirm your particular visa constraints with your OISS advisor.
    • Requirements: You will be required to register for the course “GSAS 903c Post-Candidacy Applied Research Experience” if your application is approved. In addition, all fellows will be required to submit a written reflection paper at the end of the fellowship.
    • Students registered in absentia are eligible to apply.

Application Materials Required

Students applying to the YGI Fellowship are asked to complete the following materials and submit them as PDF documents to GSASadministrativedean@yale.edu

1. Project Summary (Part I and Part II)

Part I: YGI Fellowship Project Summary Form – Summer 2022

Please complete the YGI Fellowship Project Summary Form – Summer 2022. On this form, students are asked to provide a project description explaining the nature of the position and how it supports the student’s academic and professional trajectory. The student should review the form with the host supervisor. Once completed, please download your response as a PDF.

Part II: Host Signature

Please combine the Host Signature Page and the YGI Fellowship Project Summary Form (completed in Part I) as a single PDF file, and request signature by emailing your host supervisor, with the single PDF file attached, and copying OCS Fellows Chelsea Xu (chelsea.xu@yale.edu) and Zenan Wang (zenan.wang@yale.edu) in your email.

The Project Summary is considered complete once we receive the combined PDF file back from your host supervisor with their signature.

2. GSAS Application Form for YGI Fellowship

Please complete the GSAS Application Form for YGI Fellowship. This form requires signatures by the student’s thesis advisor and Director of Graduate Studies.

Advising & Support

If you would like to discuss ideas for projects and potential partner organizations, or if you just want to have an initial conversation about general opportunities for gaining professional experience, don’t hesitate to set up an appointment with Hyun Ja Shin, Director for Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Services, Danica Fisher, Assistant Dean for Diversity, or Matthew Tanico, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life. 

If you have any questions about the fellowship program administration e.g., fellowship terms, eligibility, timelines and application, feel free to contact McDougal Fellows Chelsea Xu and Zenan Wang.

By Zenan Wang
Zenan Wang McDougal Career Fellow