Current GSAS Professional Experience (GPE) Fellowship Opportunities

Apply now for Spring 2021 fellowships! Read about each fellowship below and apply for positions through the Yale Career Link. Under the Jobs tab, search for the keyword “GPE” to see all available fellowships. For more details about the fellowship program, click here.

Positions are open to currently matriculated PhD students in years 1-6* of their program during the time of the fellowship. The deadline to apply is listed in each fellowship description. Applications are due by 11:59pm on the day of the deadline.

* 7th-year students with COVID-related funding extensions from GSAS are also eligible to apply. Please contact McDougal Fellow Molly Grun with any questions.

Students may apply to more than one fellowship position but can only accept one position. Required application documents are (1) a resume (not an academic CV) and (2) a personalized cover letter.


Due 1/21 (Extended Deadline!): Asian American History Fellow – Yale Asian American Cultural Center (AACC)

Mentor: Joliana Yee, Ph.D., Director, AACC and Assistant Dean, Yale College Dean’s Office

Overview the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC)

Established in 1981, the AACC plays a key role in ensuring the development and enhancement of Yale University’s commitment to the Asian and Asian American community. The AACC seeks to build a dynamic Asian and Asian American presence at Yale, support student exploration of identity development, and empower them to take an active role in shaping their learning experiences. The AACC is also committed to engaging the Asian and Asian American student body, Yale University, and the greater New Haven community in the learning and celebration of cultures, traditions, and issues related to the varied experiences of the Asian diaspora.

Located at 295 Crown St., the AACC is a three-level building that also serves as a gathering place for Yale Asian and Asian American students and affiliated student organizations for informal gatherings, social, cultural, and educational events.Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2021, the AACC was established as a result of Asian American student organizing efforts and remains a highly student-centered institutionalized diversity, equity, and inclusion resource today. As the Asian demographic at Yale has increased in numbers over these last four decades years so has its richness and complexity of needs.

Job Description

 The graduate fellow will have the option of choosing from a variety of AACC 40th anniversary projects, including but not limited to: taking lead on a 40th anniversary commemorative mural; helping plan and coordinate a year-long virtual program to engage students, staff, faculty and alumni around AACC’s 40 year history and Asian American history writ large; develop archiving systems and providing assistance with efforts to digitize existing AACC archives; develop system for maintaining and growing AACC alumni directory.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the third oldest Asian American cultural center on a college campus in the United States as well as gain exposure to the vast impact Asian Americans had at Yale and beyond. This is an excellent opportunity for mentorship with our director, who has mentored many graduate students who have gone on to careers in teaching or administration at higher education institutions across the United States.

Required Background and Preferred Qualifications

Strong written and oral communication skills are required, along with initiative and organization. We welcome applications from all academic backgrounds (no particular experience with academic research in race is required); however, we encourage applicants whose research work intersects with the Asian diaspora. This opportunity is well-suited for individuals with an interest in growing national conversations around Asian American identity, history and its utility in ongoing racial justice movements.