Funding for Conferences, Research and Language Training

All admitted Ph.D. students receive five full years of funding (with the possibility of a sixth), including tuition, health insurance, and a generous stipend. This page contains information about additional sources of funding for conference attendance, research, and language training, as well as general information about outside funding opportunities. The University Rules about funding page includes details about how external fellowships affect Yale support.

Conference Travel Support

Our Conference Travel Award Policy is being updated and no applications for funding are being accepted at this time. Please check back at a later date for more information.

Research Support

Students seeking financial support for their research are encouraged to review the list of programs supported by the Graduate School and the University Grants and Fellowships Database. Many students have taken advantage of the opportunities for funding supported by Yale’s MacMillan Center and the Institution for Social and Policy Studies.

There are also numerous outside sources of support for dissertation research, including the National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grants and the Social Science Research Council.

The Graduate School Health Preparation for Travel Fund will reimburse the cost of inoculations at Yale University Health Services that are required for travel outside the United States for dissertation research.

Summer Language Training Support

Yale has several sources of funding for summer language training. Two key resources are the programs overseen by the MacMillan Center and the Graduate School’s Summer Language Institute Fellowships.

(Note that there are also limited opportunities for Graduate School funding for participation in non-Language summer programs through the Summer Program Tuition Fellowships).