2016–2017 Gruber Fellowships in Global Justice and Women’s Rights

The Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women's Rights at Yale Law School is proud to announce the 2016-2017 Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellows in Global Justice and Women's Rights. Congratulations to Mohsin Bhat (YLS '11), Conchita Cruz (YLS '16), Ruth Metzel (FES & SOM '16), Hassaan Sipra (FES '16), and Sarah Tolbert (Jackson & FES '16). Each Fellow has developed a yearlong project in collaboration with a host organization that aims to advance justice and human rights. Topics span a range of critical issues including access to housing, political asylum, and environmental justice. Projects include developing a pilot program to secure land rights for indigenous groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo, launching a new organization to advocate for the end of family detention for asylum seekers in the United States, and establishing a new cooperative model to formalize the waste picker sector in Lahore, Pakistan. Read about these outstanding Fellows and their projects here.

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. 


Information Sessions – Spring 2017

March 28, 2017, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Yale Divinity School 
SDQ, 409 Prospect St., TBD
RSVP- lunch provided: Susan Olson
March 29, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Jackson Institute for Global Affairs 
55 Hillhouse Ave., Room 106 
RSVP – lunch provided: Elizabeth Gill 
March 30, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
KRN, 195 Prospect St., TBD
RSVP – lunch provided: Joshua Galperin
April 4, 2017, 12:00pm -1:00pm 
Yale School of Public Health
47 College Street, Student Affairs Conference Room
RSVP–lunch provided: Felicia Spencer


The application deadline for 2017-2018 Gruber Fellowships in Global Justice and Women’s Rights has now been extended to January 17, 2017. Check this website for updates on campus information sessions and application details. Students and recent alumni (up to three years after graduation) of all Yale graduate and professional schools are eligible to apply.

Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend a campus information session. All applicants should meet with Mindy Jane Roseman, 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 at least one day in advance of your meeting. To schedule a meeting with Mindy, please contact Aleksandra Kopacz.