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Frequently Asked Questions

The Application

The Fox Fellowship is a tremendous opportunity to engage in research at world-renowned academic institutions and join a vibrant Fox Fellowship alumni/ae group. See Mission to learn more about the Fox Fellowship.

YES! Doctoral candidates, Master’s students, and graduating seniors. No. Unfortunately, postdoctoral candidates cannot apply.

No. You must either be a current graduate student or be about to graduate from your undergraduate or master’s degree.

You cannot use a Fox Fellowship to attend a university in a country that is your primary citizenship; however, you may work on a project that pertains to your home nation. For those with multiple citizenships, please contact Julia Muravnik to find out which exchanges you are eligible for.

No, Fox will not send nationals to their home countries for the Fox Fellowship. You may apply for any of the other Fox partner universities in other countries and do your project focused on your home country. 

The Award

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.

The Fellowship lasts for 10 months. We recommend that Fellows’ stays coincide with the academic year at the partner institution, though we recognize that there are reasons why this might not always be advantageous. Please contact Julia Muravnik for more information.

Yale will sponsor you for a J-1 Visa.  Yale will also sponsor spouses and children for J-2 dependent visa(s).

Yes, Yale will help you support your visa application for spouse and children but we 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.

No, the Fox Fellowship only supports the individual selected as the Fox International Fellow.  Yale will help with visa support for spouses and children but we do not provide funding for them.  Please note that the U.S. government may require you to prove that you can support them during your stay at Yale from your own resources and you will also need to provide health insurance for the entire family from your own resources.

Interviews may be conducted at the discretion of exchange partners. Yale also reserves the right to interview applicants.

No. Acceptance to the Fox International Fellowship includes registration with Yale as a Visiting Assistant in Research (VAR).

The Yale Graduate School, facilitated by the Fox program, will register Fellows that are graduating seniors, Masters students, JD and JSD students as VARs at Yale for the duration of the fellowship.

Fellows may apply to the research travel fund to reimburse costs associated with transport and accommodation for academic activities in which the Fellow engages in the region of the exchange partner. While it is not possible to use the research travel fund to conduct research in your home country, it may be possible to apply to the fund in order to present major conferences there. Please note that the research travel fund does not cover food or clothing, and the Fellow must make a presentation of their work in order to be eligible for conference funding.

Yes: at the discretion of the Fellowship administration, funds may be made available to host an event at the partner institution provided that it has a clear link to the aims of the Fellowship.

We usually receive more than fifty applications from students at Yale for Fellowships at partner institutions. We select at least one Fellow to travel to each institution, but may send more than one if the applicant pool is particularly strong. Applicants are prescreened by exchange partners and forwarded to Yale for final consideration. We receive at least one Fellow from each partner institution, but may take more than one if the applicant pool is particularly strong. Please contact the coordinator at the partner institution for a more accurate picture of the competition there.

More Information?

For any question regarding applications and administrative issues, please contact Julia Muravnik.

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