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Awards and Fellowships

You can search and apply for the opportunities below at the Student Grants Database (SGD).

Global Health Awards for Internships or Non-Research Projects

Supports students committed to global health as they take their first steps toward becoming practitioners, leaders and advocates in the field. Proposed projects should be connected to the student's personal and professional development in terms of strengthening relevant skills and gaining an understanding of how different players and approaches contribute to improving health worldwide.

Global Health Awards for Research

Supports students committed to global health as they take steps to design, undertake, and disseminate original research. Proposed research projects can be undertaken in the lab or in the field, and fall within the biological sciences, the social sciences, or the humanities. They should aim to strengthen the student’s relevant skills in global health and be situated in ethical partnerships with scholars and communities in ways that raise awareness or contribute to improving human health.

Global Health: Yale-Collaborative Action Project (Y-CAP) Yale College

Enables scholarly endeavors for teams of Yale students (undergraduates and graduates) working in the field of global health. Funded projects bring together students to address challenging problems affecting the health of disadvantaged populations globally, with a preference for Africa. Teams will be composed of 2-4 Yale students. Individual team members are strongly encouraged to seek additional funding for the component of the project that they will be leading, as appropriate.

Wilbur G. Downs International Health Student Travel Fellowship
Yale School of Public Health

The Downs International Health Student Travel Fellowship honors Wilbur G. Downs (1913 - 1991), MD, MPH, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine, renowned physician/scientist in the fields of tropical medicine and infectious diseases, mentor to many students and colleagues. The Fellowship supports graduate and professional Yale students who undertake health-related research primarily in low- and middle-income countries. The Downs Fellowship Committee awards Downs Fellowships based on merit. For more information, please visit the Downs Fellowship website.

Gruber Fellowships in Global Justice and Women's Rights
Yale Law School

Each year, the Gruber Program in Global Justice and Women’s Rights awards a number of post-graduate fellowships to Yale graduates. Fellows spend one year working on projects that promote global justice or women’s rights. Applicants design and propose their own projects in collaboration with a host organization anywhere in the world. These fellowships are open to all Yale professional and graduate schools. For more information, please visit the Gruber Fellowship website.

Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses
MacMillan Center

Grants are administered by the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement and Humanitarian Responses at the MacMillan Center (PRFDHR). The competition is open to Yale undergraduate, graduate, and masters’ students in all disciplines who wish to conduct research outside the United States and who will be returning to Yale in the Fall semester. The awards will cover projects that can be done remotely or in person but following current Yale College Travel Policy for undergraduate students and Yale Travel Policy for graduate and professional students. Students traveling internationally must complete the travel self-assessment. For more information, please visit the Refugee Grants & Fellowships website.

In addition to these programs, the Center for International and Professional Experience provides hundreds of study, internship, and research opportunities abroad.