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About Thesis Deadlines

A student presents their poster project
Photo by Robert A. Lisak
Student Research Day 2018

The Thesis Committee in conjunction with the Dean's Office has established the following deadlines for theses submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation in May 2020. These deadlines add additional time for students to complete their final drafts, and for departmental review. The deadlines ensure that (1) students have all possible available time to complete their theses; (2) that there is sufficient time for departmental review and subsequent revision by students before final approval. These deadlines are rigidly adhered to without exception to maintain the integrity of the thesis requirement.

Thesis Deadlines

January 3, 2020   
1st Draft to Thesis Advisor

February 7, 2020*

Final Draft to Dept. Thesis Committee

March 6, 2020*
Final Thesis (Honors Nominees Only) PDF Student Research

Two weeks from receiving Department Thesis Chair Approval
If a student is not nominated for thesis honors submission to Yale Printing & Publishing for binding

*Students missing the February 7th and March 6th deadline will not be considered for honors or prizes. Extensions beyond the above thesis deadlines will be made only for special circumstances and must have the approval of both the student's thesis advisor, and academic advisor,  and the Departmental Thesis Committee Chairperson. Such extensions, if granted, will carry the ABSOLUTE deadlines listed below:

Thesis Extension Deadlines

March 27, 2020**
Final Draft to Dept. Thesis Committee

May 1, 2020**
Final approved thesis to Yale Printing & Publishing for binding

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*Any student whose thesis is received after the above deadlines is at risk of not graduating or starting residency on time.

Student Research Fellowship Deadlines

Fellowship Award Deadline
Summer Research Fellowship $6,204 May 1, 2020
Short-Term Research Fellowship $2,027/month

(2019-2020 Academic Year)
August 2, 2019  (Research Sept., Oct., Nov.)
November 1, 2019 (Research Dec., Jan., Feb.)
February 7, 2020 (Research Mar., Apr., May)
May 1, 2020 (Research Jun., July. Aug.) 

(2020-2021 Academic Year)
August 7, 2020  (Research Sept., Oct., Nov.)
November 6, 2020 (Research Dec., Jan., Feb.)
February 5, 2021 (Research Mar., Apr., May)
May 7, 2021 (Research Jun., July. Aug.) 

One-Year Fellowship

$24,816 - TBD Varied