Yale has a number of fellowships that are awarded to Jackson Institute Master's students. All applicants are considered for a number of these academic year fellowships automatically when they apply to the program; others require an application. All fellowships are awarded on the basis of merit.
All students, especially international students, are strongly encouraged to seek other sources of funding to support their study. It is expected that all students will cover some or all of the costs of study from personal savings, assets, family resources, student loans or outside fellowships.
University Fellowships: Awarded to incoming students based on merit. Typical levels of fellowships range from several thousand dollars to full tuition. This is the primary source of support for Jackson M.A. students. Approximately one-third to one-half of incoming students receive some fellowship award through Yale.
Pierre Keller Fellowship: Awarded to an incoming Jackson M.A. student, with preference given to a Swiss student or a student from Europe.
Henry Hart Rice Foreign Graduate Fellowship: Preference is to award this to a student from a former communist country. The MacMillan Center administers these awards to students from across the university, but they are frequently used to support Jackson M.A. students. This award provides partial tuition support.
Marion J. Lebworth Fellowship: Preference is given to M.A. students at The MacMillan Center who were undergraduates at Yale College. This award provides partial tuition support.
Kenneth R. Miller, Jr. IR '02 Grant: Awarded to an active-duty US military officer, with preference given to an Army Foreign Area Officer. Up to two awards each year are made to M.A. students of The MacMillan Center.
Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program (formerly known as Fellows/USA): Awarded to select Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who apply as a Coverdell Fellow. To be considered, interested RPCVs upload a 500 word-max Peace Corps Fellowship Statement to the on-line application, indicating how the fellowship fits into their academic and professional plans. Fellows receive a minimum award of $5,000 and complete a degree-related internship in an underserved American community. For more information on the Coverdell Fellows Program, visit the Peace Corps website.
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) : Jackson graduate students whose academic work includes foreign language study and whose career plans include teaching, public service or business related to Africa, Europe or the Middle East are encouraged to apply for these fellowships. The fellowships provide $18,000 toward tuition funding and a $15,000 stipend. Only US citizens or permanent residents of the US are eligible. FLAS awards are funded by the US Department of Education, Higher Education Act, Title VI. They are administered through the Council on African Studies, European Studies Council and Council on Middle East Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. Applications are available at http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/graduate.htm.
Second Year Jackson Graduate Fellowships: These fellowships are awarded to second year M.A. students competitively based on academic merit, with some consideration of financial need. They usually range from $2,000 to $15,000.
Fellowships for Joint Degrees
Joint degree students are eligible for the same fellowships as other Jackson M.A. students (listed above) while enrolled in the Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences (3 semesters). Funding sources for the semesters enrolled at the professional school should be discussed with the appropriate advisors and administrators in the relevant professional school.
Lebworth Joint Degree Fellowship Fund: Awarded to a candidate pursuing a joint degree with an M.A. program at the The MacMillan Center and one of Yale’s Professional Schools.
A number of grants and fellowships are available to support Jackson M.A. students' research projects and internships, primarily during the summer.
Jackson M.A. Student Summer Travel Grant: Available only to students in Jackson's M.A. program. Grants may support unpaid internships, with priority given to unpaid internships abroad (but not in the recipient's home country). Summer research projects involving international travel may also be supported. View past recipients.
All Yale-based sources of summer funding can be searched via the Student Grants and Fellowship Database at Yale University.
Available by application through the Graduate School Financial Aid Office for both US and international students.