Yale Student Grants

Research & Travel Awards in International History & Security

Supported by the Smith Richardson Foundation, these awards provide support to graduate students for summer and yearlong archival research in the field of security studies, especially international, diplomatic, political, and military history. They can also be used for summer language study.

Eligibility: Graduate students undertaking initial archival research or enrolling in a summer language course, and advanced graduate students in the relevant fields undertaking an extended period of dissertation research, are eligible to apply for support. 

Award recipients may be requested, as a condition of support, to either contribute to ISS’s occasional paper series or present their work at the Colloquium in International History & Security. Priority is typically given to applicants who have demonstrated a scholarly and programmatic involvement in ISS’s activities. Past recipients are eligible to apply for further support. The number and value of grants awarded will depend upon the size of the applicant pool. Grants will normally not exceed $4,000.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to other Yale centers and departments, and externally, for support. Graduate students should begin by consulting the Student Grants Database, the McDougal Center, and their adviser. ISS will not make awards to applicants who fail to apply for other Yale sources of funding for which they are eligible. It will give preference to applicants who apply for external sources of funding.

Deadline: To be announced; usually in late March.

Application Procedure: All students must apply through the Student Grants Database. You will find an application form and instructions there. Please note: you are not required to submit hard copies of your materials. If you have questions, please e-mail ISS’s Associate Director, Dr. Evan Wilson.

The Travel Fellowships in Honor of Professor Robin W. Winks

Established in 2002 to honor the legacy of Professor Robin W. Winks, this travel fund supports undergraduate history majors who are researching senior essays in the field of international studies. 

Eligibility: Undergraduates working in primary source materials or conducting interviews during the summer or the academic year are eligible to apply.

The number and value of grants awarded will depend upon the size of the applicant pool. Awards will range from a minimum of $500 to a normal maximum of $2,500.  All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to other Yale centers and departments, and externally, for support. Students should begin by consulting the Student Grants Database, the Office of International Education and Fellowship Programs, their DUS, their College Dean, and their senior essay adviser.

Deadline: To be announced; usually in late March.

Application Procedure: All students must apply through the Student Grants Database. You will find an application form and instructions there. Please note: you are not required to submit hard copies of your materials. If you have questions, please e-mail ISS’s Associate Director, Dr. Evan Wilson.