Trumbull College Awards

In addition to the many funding resources available to students throughout the university, a small number of fellowships and awards is administered through Trumbull College. Application to these fellowships, unless otherwise specified, is directly submitted to the Head’s Office. Some of these awards require participation in the Mellon Forum, where students in their senior year present their work to a group of their peers, an exhibition in the Trumbull Art Gallery, or a performance in the Nick Chapel Theater in Trumbull.

Class of 1955 Summer Fellowship

Award Amount: Maximum $5,000
Submission deadline:  first cycle due Monday, September 4 at 4:00 PM

Submit application to http://yale.communityforce.com/

The Yale Class of 1955 is offering a limited number of travel fellowships for the summer research, in amounts of up to $5,000 each, to Trumbull College juniors. The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide you with an opportunity to pursue an independent project or activity away from New Haven, in a foreign country or within the United States, which might not otherwise be possible. It is hoped that your proposal will be outside your coursework and will expand your personal horizon into an area unfamiliar and challenging to you, but which interests you. If your proposal is accepted and you are awarded a Fellowship, you will be asked to submit written summary reports explaining the use of their Fellowship to the Trumbull Office, and give a presentation in person at a dinner of the Class of 1955 in New Haven and to the Trumbull College Fellows in October. Please note that awards are reported to the IRS as taxable income. Awardees must disclose the amount of any other funding supporting the proposed project.

The application must be submitted and signed electronically on the Yale Student Grants and Fellowship site.

Creative and Performing Arts Award (CPA Award)

Award Amount: varies by project
Submission deadline:

Administered by the Council of Heads of Colleges, the Creative and Performing Arts Awards support on-campus dramatic, musical, dance, video or film productions, literary publications, and exhibitions in each residential college. These projects are supported by the Sudler Fund, the Welch Art Fund, and the Bates Fund. Ideally, productions should be held within the residential colleges; if that is not possible, productions must take place on campus.

The Council of Heads of Colleges has an online application process for the Creative and Performing Arts (CPA) Awards in the residential colleges at creativeandperformingarts.commons.yale.edu/. There you will find application and award guidelines. As in the past, successful proposals should have strong connections with the residential colleges, and the Treasurer of each project must be a member of the sponsoring college. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with Heads of the college prior to submitting applications for CPA awards.

Richter Summer Fellowship

Award Amount: Maximum $1,000
Submission deadline: 

Submit application to http://yale.communityforce.com/

Richter Summer Fellowship is an award for the independent study and research, not for mere travel, work or enrollment in a school. An internship is a valid use only if the primary component is study or research, being part of a research team is a valid use.  Creative projects are also valid.

Items required: completed application, one-page proposal detailing your research project, and a copy of your registration cover sheet from the Student Grant database. You should submit all items electronically on the Yale Student Grants and Fellowship site. Student must also sign and submit the Assumption of Risk Waiver Form for any international travel. International students make sure your paperwork is completed through Daisy Cardona in the Tax Dept. at (203) 432-5530 so that your check is not delayed.  Make sure you “SUBMIT” your application in the database.

Students who are awarded fellowships will be expected to submit a brief written report to the Council of Heads of Colleges Office at the beginning of the Fall term.

Mellon Forum Research Grant

Award Amount: Maximum $500
Submission deadline: In September, TBA

A limited number of Mellon Forum Research Grants are available for Trumbull undergraduates to pursue research during the academic year under the supervision of a member of the Yale faculty. If awarded a grant, you are required to report on the results of your research either to the Mellon Senior Forum or to another educational forum in the College. In addition, you must submit to the Trumbull Office a written report on the work made possible by the grant by April 15, 2014.

The on-line application for the Trumbull College Mellon Forum Research Grant and its guidelines are available on the Yale Student Grants and Fellowship site.