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Awards and Fellowships

Global Health Studies provides a number of funding resources to Yale students interested in working and conducting research in global health. The Global Health Field Experience Guide provides information on gaining experience in global health, funding opportunities, accessing resources, and considering the ethics of global health field work.

Global Health Field Experience Award
Supports undergraduate, graduate and professional students committed to global health as they take their first steps in becoming leaders in the field. Student projects have ranged from a research study of human trafficking in Moldova to developing standard guidelines for HIV/AIDS prevention services in Thailand.

Yale-Collaborative Action Project (YCAP)
Funded by the Maureen and Antoine Chiquet Fund, YCAP supports scholarly endeavors for teams of Yale students to work in the field of global health. The award supports teams of two to five students for a variety of areas, including research, practice, advocacy, policy and management.

Yale College Fellowship for Research in Health studies
Provides support for original undergraduate research projects in health studies, including the study of the social, political, economic and biological determinants of health.

To apply for the above opportunities, please visit the Student Grants Database (SGD).

The Downs Fellowship
Supports graduate and professional Yale students who undertake health-related research primarily in low- and middle-income countries. The 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. For more information, please visit the Downs Fellowship website.

The Gruber Fellowship
Supports recent graduates (within three years) of Yale graduate and professional schools to spend a year working on issues of relevance to the fields of global justice and/or women's rights. Gruber Fellows have undertaken projects all over the world, including Zimbabwe, China, Antigua and Barbuda, the United States, Myanmar/Burma, and the UK. For more information, please visit the Gruber Fellowship website.

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