Downs Fellowship

The Downs Fellowship supports graduate and professional Yale students who undertake health-related research primarily in low- and middle-income countries. The Downs Fellowship provides opportunities for challenging experiences abroad as Fellows create and improvise in the face of unforeseen events, acquiring new perspectives on their responsibilities and capabilities as professionals. The Downs Fellowship Committee makes awards based on merit.

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The Yale Downs Fellowship

Kaveh Khoshnood, MPH, PhD

Important Dates (2015-2016)


  • Information Sessions: September 29 (YSPH/YSM/other schools/programs) and October 2, 2015 (YSN)
  • Fall Symposium: November 13, 2015, Donald J. Cohen Auditorium, NIHB E Floor, 230 South Frontage Road, at 3:00 p.m.
  • Down Fellowship Workshops
    • November 11, LEPH 103 at 5:00 p.m.
    • November 18, LEPH 103 at 5:00 p.m.
    • December 2, LEPH 103 at 5:00 p.m.
    • December 3, LEPH 103 at 5:00 p.m.
    • December 9, LEPH 115 at 5:00 p.m.
  • First Complete Draft: January 18, 2016 at 12 noon
  • Consultation with 2 Downs Committee members: January 20 - February 2, 2016
  • Final Application Due: February 21, 2016 at midnight
  • Interviews held: February 25-26, 2016
  • Decisions announced: March 4, 2016