Resources and Funding

Education Studies Grants and Fellowships

The Education Studies program supports funding for Yale graduate and undergraduate students pursuing research and field experiences.

Education Studies Undergraduate/Graduate Conference Travel Awards

The Yale Education Studies program offers conference grants to aid Yale undergraduates and graduate students in the Arts & Sciences. Prefernece is given to EDST students working on capstone projects and graduate students who are engaged in research on their doctoral dissertations during the summer and/or next academic year and/or plan to present their research at education-related conference. All applicants are urged to also pursue external non-Education Studies and non-Yale funding. 

Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to receive funding for one conference per fiscal year (e.g. July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024). Conference Travel Awards are for presentations of research papers. Applicants may request up to $1500. Priority will be given for EDST intensive students working on their capstone projects and Ph.D students who are in their 2nd or higher year. 

You should apply for the conference travel grant after immediately after receiving acceptance to present and prior to the conference. Your application should include 1) an abstract of your paper topic to be presented at the conference and a brief description of why the conference is important to your research and relevant to Education Studies (1 page); 2) an itemized budget; and 3) written confirmation of your conference acceptance; and 4) your CV.

Awards will be given to reimburse conference expenses upon receiving receipts. Receipts may be submitted up to 45 days after the conference

For conference travel, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

To apply: Please include the following in a SINGLE PDF document titled: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME.EDSTGraduateFunding.pdf
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Education Studies Undergraduate Summer Field Experience/Research Fellowship

The Yale Education Studies program offers summer fellowship support to undergraduate Yale Education Studies Scholars and Certificate students in gaining field experience in education practice, policy and/or research.  We will award grants of up to $5,000 maximum. Students may apply for less than that amount in combination with other funding sources, but may not apply for additional TOTAL funds beyond $5,000.

The Fellowship is intended to support full-time work/study that is your primary commitment of the summer, for a period lasting at least eight weeks. This fellowship is designed: 1) provide compensation and cover living expenses for what would otherwise be an unpaid or underpaid education internship; or 2) fund a student research project in education. The fellowship can fund travel to the internship location, housing for the duration of the internship, food, and daily transportation expenses.

Awardees doing internships must secure their own placements, and must demonstrate that they have no other sources of funding available to support their internship (for eg. they have applied to all other university funding sources, and they have already used an SEA for internship or research purposes).

At the end of the summer, Fellows will submit a brief report describing their learning through the field experience.

Deadline for the Field Experience Fellowship is April 1, although funds are limited and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.