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Hixon Student Fellowships - Applications due March 5, 2021

Up to two PhD and five Masters student grants ($7,000 max each) are awarded competitively to Yale School of the Environment students interested in conducting natural and social science research, education & outreach projects in cities. Priority is given to YSE students, but other Yale students’ applications will be considered. 

In support of the project during the fall 2021 term, students must take a 3-credit project course to complete their research/project manuscript.  Projects must be completed by mid-December 2021. The award will be provided in 3 installments: 50% upon acceptance of the proposal; 25% upon enrollment in the project course in September; and the final 25% upon completion of the project course, and receipt of an abstract and of a minimum 10-page final report (which will be published on the Hixon website).  

Application Submission Guidelines: Proposals should include maximum 3-page narrative, budget and identify a faculty advisor, who should send a one paragraph letter of support indicating willingness to guide your research including the summer field season and the fall project course. The student’s narrative should describe the project, including methods, and any hypotheses to be tested in the case of research proposals.  Applications should make it clear how the project is mainly urban, especially in cases where study sites are not entirely within cities.  Budgets can include reasonable living costs, but should not contain salaries for assistants.

Please direct proposals to by midnight March 5, 2021. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend presentations by the 2020 Fellows on January 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. Successful applicants will be notified by March 26, 2021.  Please contact Colleen Murphy-Dunning (203-432-6570) with any questions.

Note for Summer 2021: In light of the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, we do not yet know whether Yale-funded travel will be permitted for the summer of 2021. You are advised to make summer plans with caution, taking into account that your proposed project may be subject to restrictions or may need to be carried out remotely.

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