Fellowships

Creative and Performing Arts Awards


The application for Fall 2019 CPA Awards is avaliable now and the deadline is Monday, September 2nd at 4pm.

Administered by the Council of Heads of College, the Creative and Performing Arts (CPA) Awards support on-campus dramatic, musical, dance, video or film productions, literary publications, and exhibitions in each residential college. These projects are supported by the Sudler Fund, the Welch Art Fund, and the Bates Fund. Ideally, productions should be held within the residential colleges; if that is not possible, productions must take place on campus. (Projects may be staged at CoOp High School or at the Educational Center for the Arts by special arrangement with Undergraduate Production.)

Any student may apply for Arts Awards in their residential college, using this link to the application. Application may be made two times each year. Students may apply in September for projects produced in the fall semester, or that will be produced in the spring semester prior to Spring Break. Students may apply in January for projects produced at any time during the spring semester. A student may only serve as primary proposer for one project produced each term. A student may apply in the fall for both a fall project and an early spring project. If a student receives a fall award for an early spring project, that student may not apply in January for the late spring.

All applicants should review the full information provided in the CPA Guidelines and treasurers may refer to the Treasurer’s Guidelines.  The application for fall 2019 is avaliable now and the deadline is Monday, September 2 at 4pm.  No late applications will be accepted. The online system turns off at the deadline. Notifications of awards will be made by Monday, September 16.

Before submitting an application, students should consult with Head Evans. They may also consult with other relevant faculty and administrators on campus. By submitting an application the Proposer attests that the proposed project consists of original work and that duplicate proposals are not being submitted to other residential colleges. Additional questions about eligibility may be directed to Heads of College.   The application is avaliable here.

 

Max and Reba E. Richter Scholarship Fund

The application for Fall 2019 CPA Awards is avaliable now and the deadline is Monday, September 2nd at 4pm.

A Richter Summer Fellowship is awarded for independent study and research, not for mere travel, work or enrollment in a school. An internship is a valid use only if the primary component is study or research, being part of a research team is a valid use. The maximum Richter awards is $1,000. Awards are reported to the IRS as taxable income. Awardees must disclose the amount of any other funding supporting the proposed project. Richter Fellowships are ordinarily awarded to juniors, but first-year students, sophomores and graduate affiliates are eligible. Seniors are not eligible. Recipients must promptly consult with the Head of College if significant changes occur in their project.

Richter Application:
The Richter Application can be found on the Student Grants Database.

Robin Berlin Fellowship

The application for Fall 2019 CPA Awards is avaliable now and the deadline is Monday, September 2nd at 4pm.

The award will be granted to students from Berkeley College, who have shown a commitment to and academic excellence in both the humanities and the natural sciences. It will be in the form of a fellowship for summer study that will further the student’s knowledge and understanding of these two disciplines together.

Berlin Application:
The Berlin Application can be found on the Student Grants Database.

Paul Mellon Fellowship

The Paul Mellon Fellowship is offered to an unmarried member of the Senior Class in Yale College for study at Clare College, Cambridge, for the coming academic year. The fellowships are normally renewed for a second year and fellowship recipients may request a third year.

Qualifications

An Applicant: 

  1. Must demonstrate a genuine interest in Britain or in subjects that can best be approached by study in England.
  2. Must agree that in the summer following his/her first year at Clare College he/she will devote some time to travel in the British Isles or on the Continent, and will not ordinarily expect to return to the United States during that time.
  3. Must have a strong academic record at Yale.
  4. Must have demonstrated qualities of leadership at Yale.

The Mellon Fellowship will pay directly to Clare College all tuition and college fees, including board and room expenses. Additionally, the Mellon Fellow will receive round-trip transportation from his/her home to Cambridge and a stipend of not less than $14,000 per year, payable in installments.

Applying

Applications can be found on the Student Grants Database website beginning on December 4, 2019.
Request at least two people best able to judge his/her work and have them submit a letter of recommendation giving specific evidence of the candidate’s past achievement and future promise on the Student Grants Database website.  Applications are due by 1:00p on Friday, February 7, 2020.  You may also contact Sarah Layedra (sarah.layedra@yale.edu) for more information. 

The best-qualified candidates will be called in March for an interview with the Committee, and they will be notified of the results of the competition shortly afterward.

Berkeley College Research Fellowship

Berkeley College Research Fellowships are awarded for independent study and research, not for mere travel, work, or enrollment in a school.  An internship is a valid use only if the primary component is study or research; being part of a research team is also a valid use.  Please submit the application below to the BK Head of College Office.  Awards, typically in the $300-$1000 range, are to be reported to the IRS as taxable income.  Awardees must disclose the amounts of any other funds that support the proposed project.  Recipients must promptly consult with the Head of College if significant changes occur in the nature or scope of the project prior to its completion.

Eligibility for the fellowship includes all BK students who are eligible for enrollment in the Fall term of the calendar year of application.  Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received this award.

Application window:  April 15-April 30, for projects occurring later in the same calendar year (Summer or Fall)

Berkeley College Research Fellowship application