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Gruber Fellowships

The Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights offers a number of fellowships. The Gruber Fellowships in Global Justice and Women’s Rights are post-graduate fellowships that allow recent graduates of Yale graduate and professional schools to spend a year working on issues of relevance to the fields of global justice and/or women's rights.

Gruber Fellows in Global Justice and Women’s Rights by Year


2015–2016 Gruber Fellowships in Global Justice and Women’s Rights

Applications for the 2015–2016 cycle will be due in November 2014. Students and recent alumni (up to three years after graduation) of all Yale graduate and professional schools are eligible to apply. For more information, please see application details here. Scroll down for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

We strongly advise an early start on developing your Gruber Fellowship application. Suggested timeline:

March–April 2014: Attend an information session on campus. See dates below.

Summer break: Contact prospective host organizations in fields and countries of interest to you. Decide on your host organization and, in collaboration with that organization, develop preliminary proposal and fellowship plan. Line up your letters of recommendation.

August–October 15: Each applicant should meet individually, at least once, with Sara Lulo, Director of the Gruber Program. Please schedule a preliminary meeting as early as possible in the semester, and submit a draft proposal for review and feedback. These meetings are designed to help applicants strengthen their project proposals. To schedule a meeting, please contact Katherine Pothin. Preliminary meetings should take place before October 20, 2014.

November: Finalize and submit application materials. Confirm that letters of recommendation have been submitted before the deadline.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014
12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Yale Divinity School, LaTourette Room
Contact: Susan Olson, Director of Divinity Career Services

Thursday, April 3, 2014
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Yale School of Public Health
YSPH, 47 College Street, Student Affairs Conference Room
Contact: Felicia Spencer, Director, Office of Career Services

Monday, April 14, 2104
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Kroon Hall G36, Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy Conference Room
Contact: Joshua Galperin, Associate Director, Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Tuesday, April 15, 2104
1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Yale Law School, Room 121 (Joint information session with other YLS fellowships)
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP in CMS.  Contact: Akua Akyea, Director of Public Interest, Career Development Office, Yale Law School

Monday, April 21, 2104
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

School of Management, 165 Whitney Avenue, 2220 -- Jones Classroom
Note: Students should RSVP to Nataly Robalino.


Frequently Asked Questions about the Gruber Fellowships in Global Justice and Women’s Rights

    Q. Who is eligible to apply?
    A. Yale graduate and professional students and recent alumni of Yale graduate and professional schools (within three years) are eligible to apply.

    Q. Can my project be research for my dissertation/book project/grant?
    A. No. Gruber Fellowships are not meant for research or academic papers, but for practical projects that will promote women’s rights or global justice.

    Q. Must projects address both global justice and women’s rights?
    A. No. Projects can focus on women’s rights OR global justice OR both.

    Q. What is “global justice”?
    A. While it is impossible to create a precise definition of global justice, it includes projects that promote the rule of law, human rights, and the promotion of justice in legal systems.

    Q. Must the projects be international?
    A. Women’s rights projects can be domestic or international. Global justice projects should address justice issues beyond the United States borders.

    Q. Can I start my own organization or work on a project solo?
    A. No. Because Gruber Fellowships are only for one year, projects are more likely to be successful when they are embedded in and supported by an established organization.
    For information about other public interest fellowships, visit our Public Interest Fellowships page.

    Rev. April 17, 2014.