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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

2014–15
2013–14
2012–13
2011–12

INFORMATION SESSIONS - FALL 2014

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

Yale Law School
[NOTE: This session is for YLS students only, as it covers YLS-specific fellowship programs]                                                                                                                                         Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12.10-1:00 p.m.
127 Wall Street, Room: TBD

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

School of Nursing
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
400 West Campus Drive, West Haven, CT

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

School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 12-1:00 p.m.
195 Prospect Street, Room: TBD

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 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.