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Gruber Fellowships

Each year the Gruber Program awards a number of fellowships to graduating Yale students and recent alumni. 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. The deadline for 2015-2016 applications is December 1, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.

Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend an information session. All applicants should meet with Sara Lulo, Director of the Gruber Program, to discuss project proposal ideas and receive feedback on one draft. Preliminary meetings should take place as early as possible, and preliminary drafts should be submitted for review/feedback by November 7. To schedule a meeting with Ms. Lulo, please contact Katherine Pothin.

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



School of Public Health
Monday, September 8, 2014, 12-1:00 p.m.
47 College Street, Room: 47 Student Services Conference Room                                           Contact: Felicia Spencer

Yale Law School                                                                                                                         Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12.10-1:00 p.m.
127 Wall Street, Room: 129                                                                                                         Contact: Sara Lulo

Divinity School
Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
409 Prospect Street, Room: Revised Standard Version (RSV) Room                                        Contact: Susan Olson

School of Nursing
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
400 West Campus Drive, West Haven, CT, Room: #01202                                                         Contact: Patricia Ryan-Krause

Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 12-1:00 p.m. (RSVP required, lunch provided)
Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue, Room: 106                                                                       Contact: Elizabeth Gill

School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 12-1:00 p.m.
195 Prospect Street, Room: YCELP Conference Room (G31 Office Suite)                    Contact: Joshua Galperin

2015–2016 Gruber Fellowships in

Global Justice and Women’s Rights

Applications for the 2015–2016 cycle will be due in December 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 above.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions 

    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. September 6, 2014.