Creative and Performing Arts Awards
The application for Spring 2020 CPA Awards is now closed. The Fall 2020 application will be avaliable in August (exact date TBD)
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.)
Max and Reba E. Richter Scholarship Fund
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 $1,500. 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.
The Richter Application can be found on the Student Grants Database.
AS OF MARCH 20, 2020, THE RICHTER DEADLINE HAS BEEN MOVED FROM FRIDAY, MARCH 27 TO MONDAY, APRIL 6. PLEASE SEE EMAIL FROM BERKELEY COLLEGE OFFICE ON 3/21/2020 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Robin Berlin Fellowship
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.
The Berlin Application can be found on the Student Grants Database.
AS OF MARCH 20, 2020, THE BERLIN DEADLINE HAS BEEN MOVED FROM FRIDAY, MARCH 27 TO MONDAY, APRIL 6.
Paul Mellon Fellowship
The Paul Mellon Fellowship is offered to two members 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.
- Must demonstrate a genuine interest in Britain or in subjects that can best be approached by study in England.
- 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.
- Must have a strong academic record at Yale.
- 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 two flights per year from his/her home to Cambridge and a stipend of not less than $15,000 per year, payable in installments.
Applications can be found on the Student Grants Database website beginning on December 11, 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 (email@example.com) for more information.
The best-qualified candidates will be called in March for an interview with the Paul Mellon Fellowship Committee (Head of College of Berkeley, Davenport and Saybrook Colleges) and 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. 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: May 1-10,2020, for projects occurring later in the same calendar year (Summer or Fall)
The Berkeley College Research application can be found here beginning on May 1, 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: Per the email sent by Scott Strobel, Provost, and Pericles Lewis, VP for Global Strategy, on April 3, 2020, given the current and foreseeable circumstances, the University is unable to support any international or domestic summer travel. As a result, all university-sponsored summer research or internship must be carried out remotely from where you are located.
The University has stipulated the following:
- No international travel will be funded this summer.
- No on-campus research or activities this entire summer. All on-campus research, work, etc. has to be done remotely if it is to be funded.
- Yale Summer Session will be entirely remote, no on-campus courses.
- No funding for domestic flights, trains, etc. All local travel must still adhere to local, state safety measures put in place.
Please structure your proposal and application accordingly.