Yale Graduate Impact Fellowship for the Humanities

The Yale Graduate Impact (YGI) Fellowship invites applications from current Yale Humanities Ph.D. students who wish to pursue external work experiences related to their academic research at organizations 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.

  • Fellowship start and end dates are flexible. The suggested start date is September 15, 2022 and the suggested end date is December 21, 2022.
  • Applications are due no later than 11:59pm on September 4th, 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 16 weeks during the 2022 Fall term.
    • Stipend:  Fellows receive a stipend of up to $2900 for the 2022 Fall, 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.
  • * 7th-year students on departmental COVID extensions in Fall 2022 are eligible to apply.

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 or Matthew Tanico, Assistant Dean for Graduate Academic Support and Outreach. 

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 Kathryn Wall.

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