The Yale Fox International Fellowship was established in 1988 by Mr. Joseph Carrère Fox (Yale Class of 1938). The Fellowship has thirteen exchange partners worldwide and over five hundred alumni network.
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. For these reasons, we especially welcome students enrolled in the social sciences and kindred disciplines in the professional schools. Yale University jointly pursues these aims with 20 of the world’s leading universities in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. There are more than 500 alumni in the extensive Fox Fellowship network.
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.
Personal characteristics: The candidate must demonstrate commitment to serious research and also capacity for leadership and civic engagement in the larger community. The candidate clearly understands and has demonstrated commitment to being a “citizen ambassador.”
Strength of academic achievement: The candidate must demonstrate both excellence in relevant coursework as well as strong evidence of research ability in the field of endeavor they are proposing as their Fox Fellowship project.
Field of focus: A strong and specific research project with a focus in international relations and global affairs, environmental policy, public health, business and finance, social sciences, economics, political science, law, and contemporary history, with preference for topics of contemporary, applied and/or institutional relevance to enhancing the world’s peace and prosperity. The candidate’s overall program of studies or degree may come from different disciplines and departments as long as their project focuses on one or more of these fields.
Language skills: The candidate’s language skills must be sufficient both to succeed in their research project and to engage in the intellectual and social community of the host university and their colleagues in the Fox International Fellowship at Yale. Candidates for Fox Fellowships at Yale University have to provide recent TOEFL or IELTS scores demonstrating proficiency in English conversation, reading and writing. This requirement is waived only for applicants from partner institutions where English is the primary language of instruction.
How to Apply
- Contact the relevant Fox partner university liaison listed on the right for details for your university’s application procedures and timing.
- The typical application material includes a statement of interest and research agenda (3-5 pages), leadership statement (1-2 pages), recent curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation. Details of schedule, format, specific information and documentation may vary with each Fox exchange partner university.
- Please refer to Fox exchange partner university pages for specific information on application requirements.
Yale University, United States | University of San Andrés, Argentina | The Australian National University & The University of Melbourne | University of São Paulo, Brazil | University of British Columbia, Canada | Fudan University, China | The University of Copenhagen & The Copenhagen Business School, Denmark | University of Cambridge, England | Institut d’Études de Politiques de Paris, France | Freie University of Berlin, Germany | University of Ghana | Jawaharlal Nehru University, India | Tel Aviv University, Israel | The University of Tokyo, Japan | El Colegio de México | Moscow State University, Russia | National University of Singapore | University of Cape Town, South Africa | Bo?aziçi University, Turkey
Application Deadline: February 13th 2019
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the Yale Fox International Fellowship 2019 graduate student exchange program