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SPIF: Application & Payment

The process of applying for SPIF has two parts.  The first part is a simple, non-binding statement of interest that will hold a fellowship for you if you are eligible and accept a qualifying position.  You do not need to have a job in order to complete Part I. 
Part I must be submitted by February 1, 2015 in order for you to be eligible for summer funding. 
Upon receipt of Part I, we will review your eligibility for funding, notify you of the outcome and distribute Part II of the application. 

Part II of the application will ask for specific information about the actual position you have obtained.  The form must be submitted by March 15, 2015.  
If you cannot meet these deadlines, contact The Financial Aid Office to make alternate arrangements—otherwise you will not be eligible for SPIF funding.

For those seeking Schell Center Kirby Simon Summer Fellowships, please contact Schell Center at (203) 432-7480 or schell.law@yale.edu.  Those seeking Schell Center Kirby Simon Summer Fellowships for international human rights work MUST complete SPIF Part I of the application AND must complete the Schell Summer Fellowship Application which replaces Part II of the SPIF Application.

SPIF Funds will be disbursed in one lump sum in a paper check in the beginning of May 2015, just before the summer employment position begins (new policy rule for SPIF).  Further information on where to pick up checks will be forthcoming in spring 2015.