Yale Fox International Fellowship

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Application deadline: January 31, 2018 (to Ataturk Institute)

Fox International Fellowship Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The Fox International Fellowship’s aim is to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries by promoting international scholarly exchanges and collaborations among the next generation of leaders. To this end we ask that you help us identify for the Fellows who are interested in harnessing scholarly knowledge to respond to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Please assist us in finding ‘citizen scholar’ ambassadors, outstanding students whose academic records and extracurricular activities demonstrate personal leadership qualities and who demonstrate a future potential for leadership in creating a more peaceful world.

The ‘citizen scholar’ ambassadors we’re seeking should be engaged in research with strong policy relevance, have an ability to communicate with wider audiences, and demonstrate a potential for future leadership in or out of academia.

With the aim of identifying these future leaders, Yale has partnered with 19 of the world’s leading universities in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. There are already more than 500 alumni in the extensive Fox Fellowship network.

Please keep the following eligibility and selection criteria in mind as you help us to identify candidates for the Yale Fox International Fellowship:

Eligibility: We have three eligibility categories: 1) enrolment in a relevant doctoral program; 2) enrolment in, or in the final year of completing, a relevant Master’s program; 3) enrolment in the final year of a bachelor-level degree program in exceptional cases of unusual merit and distinction.

Selection criteria:

  • Personal characteristics.  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to serious research and a capacity for leadership and civic engagement.


  • Field of focus.  Candidates should be engaged in a relevant social science (including political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology and geography) or humanities discipline (including philosophy, history and law). Training in some type of substantive interdisciplinary fields such as business/management, public administration, international relations, environmental policy and public health are especially attractive. Preference is given to topics with contemporary policy relevance to enhancing the world’s peace and prosperity.


  • Language skills.  The candidate’s language skills must be sufficient both to succeed in their research project and to engage in the intellectual and social community of the host university. Candidates for the Yale International Fox Fellowships at Yale University must an excellent command of the English language in conversation, reading and writing.