Students may seek supplementary support for their research and professional development. Topics of research differ greatly, and students should be proactive in targeting grants and fellowships that are particularly well-suited to their work.
A broad range of possible funding opportunities can be found in the Yale Fellowships and Grants Database
Conference funding for American Studies graduate students is available through the Graduate Student Assembly (domestic U.S. topics). For further information and links, see the GSAS Conference Travel Funding webpage.
Additional conference funding is available through Yale centers and programs, such as the Center for Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM) or MacMillan Center’s different regional councils. For further information and links, search the Yale Fellowships and Grants Database for conference travel.
FUNDING FOR RESEARCH AND WRITING:
The program has assembled a list of fellowships and grants tailored toward American Studies research travel, dissertation writing, and conference travel, available in a PDF.
For an extensive list of various professional associations, journals, and grants fostering related to American Studies research can be downloaded here .
AMERICAN STUDIES CONFERENCE TRAVEL AND RESEARCH AWARD:
Upon completion of coursework, America Studies graduate students are eligible to apply for a one-time travel award to help defray the costs of attending conferences and to present papers. All funds will be disbursed as travel and lodging reimbursements.
Funding for campus activities, including workshops, small conferences, and reading groups, is available through a variety of sources at Yale. The GSAS Dean’s Colloquia and Symposia Fund offers up to $1000 in funding ($500/term) for student-organized initiatives. The Dean’s Fund for Student-Organized Symposia offers up to $1,000 in funding for student-organized research symposia. Individual departments and academic programs often can provide modest co-sponsorship funds for student-initiated campus programs.