The goal of the Fox International Fellowship is to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries by promoting international scholarly exchanges and collaborations among the next generation of leaders. To accomplish this goal, the program seeks to identify and nurture those students who are interested in harnessing scholarly knowledge to respond to the world’s most pressing challenges.
The Fox Fellowship, through scholarship and civic engagement, aims to enhance “mutual understanding” between the United States and the home countries of our partner universities in order to provoke and contribute to productive dialogue around complex challenges and to offer current and enduring solutions. Initiated at the end of the Cold War, the focus on peace and conflict in general and U.S./Soviet interaction has expanded to include a host of twenty-first century challenges in every world region such as prosperity and development, poverty alleviation, environmental degradation, resource stewardship, and human rights.
The Fox International Fellowship is a graduate student exchange program between Yale and 19 world-renowned partner universities. Fox International Fellows are selected for their potential to become leaders in fields that are policy significant, historically informed, and socially meaningful.
Yale University, United States | University of São Paulo, Brazil | Fudan University, China | University of Cambridge, England | Institut d’Études de Politiques de Paris, France | Freie University of Berlin, Germany | University of Ghana, Ghana | Jawaharlal Nehru University, India | Tel Aviv University, Israel | The University of Tokyo, Japan | El Colegio de México, México | Moscow State University, Russia | University of Cape Town, South Africa | Bo?aziçi University, Turkey | University of British Columbia, Canada | The Australian National University & The University of Melbourne, Australia | The University of Copenhagen & The Copenhagen Business School, Denmark | National University of Singapore
The Fellowship aims to enable independent research for Masters and Doctoral studies students from the various partnering universities. The research is done within designated fields of study and promote a culture of collaboration and solution-oriented knowledge. The Fox Fellowship is NOT open to postdoctoral applicants and international student proposing projects in their home country are NOT eligible.
The candidate’s overall programme of studies or degree may come from different disciplines and departments as long as their project focuses on one or more of these fields:
• international relations and global affairs,
• environmental policy,
• public health,
• business and finance,
• social sciences,
• political science,
• law, and
• contemporary history.
The candidate must demonstrate commitment to serious research and also capacity for leadership and civic engagement in the larger community. The candidate should clearly understand and demonstrate commitment to being a “citizen ambassador.” The candidate must demonstrate both excellence in relevant coursework as well as strong evidence of research ability in the field of endeavour they are proposing as their Fox Fellowship project.
Duration: The Fellowship is 10 months, beginning mid-August each year.
- All Fellows at Yale receive the same award, which is commensurate to the level of funding received by doctoral students in the graduate school.
- Awards include round-trip travel, accommodations in rental housing provided by the Fox Fellowship and a generous living stipend to cover expenses not already provided for by existing funds that you may have at your disposal.
- The Fellowship will also cover health insurance. All fellows are also able to apply for grants from a research travel fund up to U.S.D $2000.
- Yale will sponsor you for a J-1 Visa. Yale will also sponsor spouses and children for J-2 dependent visa(s).
- Yale will help you support your visa application for spouse and children but cannot provide funding for their travel, living or health care expenses. You may be required to prove that you can support them during your stay at the exchange partner.