Student Grants and Fellowships
The MacMillan Center grants are available to Yale students of any nationality unless otherwise specified in the grant guidelines. The fellowship and grant opportunities are grouped under Yale Graduate/Professional Students and Yale Undergraduate Students at macmillan.yale.edu/research-support.
Additionally, students can visit the Yale Grants and Fellowships Database at https:// yale.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx for funding opportunities at the MacMillan Center and for other grants and fellowships available at Yale.
The MacMillan Center encourages all students to explore not only the funding opportunities available within the center, but also those available from other University sources and from external granting agencies. Graduate students also should consult the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ Financial Aid Office’s website at gsas.yale.edu/funding.
Yale undergraduate students are encouraged to consult the comprehensive resource and fellowship libraries at the Yale College Center for International and Professional Experience at 55 Whitney Avenue; website, cipe.yale.edu.
The specific application deadlines may vary from year to year. Most spring deadlines fall in February, but some may occur in other months. Students should consult with the relevant granting unit at the MacMillan Center or the MacMillan Center Fellowships Office (at 306 Luce Hall, 203.436.8164) to answer questions about specific grants and to obtain an application. Applications and information are also available in the director’s suite at Luce Hall, or through the individual sites listed in external websites.
Student Journalism Award
Each year the MacMillan Center sponsors the William J. Foltz Journalism Award. The contest, open to Yale students only, carries a cash award of $300. Articles entered must relate to some aspect of international affairs, area studies, or foreign relations. The deadline for entries is in May. For rules, guidelines, and entry form, visit macmillan.yale.edu/william-j-foltz-journalism-award.
Faculty Grants and Awards
MacMillan Center Research Grants
The MacMillan Center makes available faculty research grants for projects within its scope of activity. These grants are open to full-time faculty members on continuing appointment in any department of the University. Research grants are awarded for studies that will increase understanding of specific countries and societies in the modern era; for problem-oriented and comparative studies within and between regions; and for studies in international relations. Applications are reviewed by a committee chaired by the dean of the Graduate School and consisting of selected faculty members affiliated with the MacMillan Center. Projects in the natural sciences, the arts, medicine, and environmental studies will normally be considered only if they focus substantially on some aspects of human and/or institutional behavior. Individual awards can be expected to range between $2,500 and $5,000.
The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund
By arrangement with the provost, the Kempf Fund allows the MacMillan Center to support faculty initiative in organizing campus conferences, workshops, and lecture series on international topics in their fields of interest. Applications are reviewed by a committee consisting of selected faculty members affiliated with the MacMillan Center. Awards generally range between $5,000 and $15,000.
MacMillan Center Director’s Awards
The MacMillan Center Director’s Awards are for nontenured Yale faculty who receive certain distinguished individual grants, prizes, or fellowships for international research. In addition to recognizing these junior faculty members’ accomplishments, the Director’s Award is intended to enable them to enhance their future research. Recipients are appointed a research fellow at the MacMillan Center and receive research funds of $5,000 per year for two years. Faculty members who received one of the following awards are eligible: Carnegie Scholarship; Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship; Wenner-Gren Individual Research Grant; National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award; Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship; Bradley Foundation Fellowship; Smith Richardson; Junior Faculty Fellowship; Russell Sage Foundation Fellowship; Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship; Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Fellowship; John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship; and National Humanities Center Fellowship.
MacMillan Center International Book Prizes
The MacMillan Center awards two prizes for books on international topics, named for two emeritus faculty and former directors of the center. Each year the Gaddis Smith International Book Prize is awarded for the best first book by a member of the Yale ladder faculty, and the Gustav Ranis International Book Prize is awarded for the best book by a member of the Yale ladder faculty. Award recipients receive a research appointment at the MacMillan Center and a $10,000 research award over two years. For a list of recipients, visit macmillan.yale.edu/research-support/macmillan-center-international-book-prizes.