Fox International Fellowship Program
The Fox International Fellowship is a graduate student exchange program between Yale and 20 world-renowned partner universities. Fox International Fellows are selected for their potential to become leaders in fields that are policy significant, historically informed, and socially meaningful. Such work is increasingly conditioned by the interdisciplinary and transnational character of knowledge and practice in the twenty-first century. Fellows’ research projects and academic interests reflect the areas toward which many of the world’s major decision-makers have gravitated, as well as those that have the potential to open new channels of debate.
Each Fox International Fellow receives robust support. In the short term, each Fox Fellow is expected to contribute to the academic and social life of the Fox exchange partner university. In the long term, each Fox Fellow is expected to have a positive impact upon the world and participate in national and international decision-making processes.
Fox International Fellows forge lasting links with their host institutions and peers from around the world. They gain a better understanding of their hosts by participating in cultural activities, deepening their abilities in the local languages, exploring and conducting fieldwork in the area surrounding their partner universities. Through the large, active Fox alumni network, Fellows continue to build relationships long after their work at their host institutions ends.
The Fox Fellowship, through scholarship and civic engagement, aims to enhance “mutual understanding” between the United States and the home countries of our partner universities in order to provoke and contribute to productive dialogue around complex challenges and to offer current and enduring solutions. Initiated at the end of the Cold War, the focus on peace and conflict in general and U.S./Soviet interaction has expanded to include a host of twenty-first century challenges in every world region such as prosperity and development, poverty alleviation, environmental degradation, resource stewardship, and human rights.