MacMillan Center Fellowships COVID-19 Updates

Updated September 13, 2023

The MacMillan Center remains committed to supporting student research overseas even during these turbulent times. Because students’ health and safety is our top priority, we partner with students to make well-informed decisions about conducting research abroad. 

Because the pandemic is fast-moving, and national, local, and Yale policies may change in response, the MacMillan Center will continue to update this page as new information becomes available, so check back regularly.

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We recommend that you confirm with a medical professional that there are no health-related reasons that preclude you from traveling. As a Yale community member, you will be automatically enrolled in the ISOS Travel Assistance Program. Please review the ISOS eligibility criteria, coverage details, and claim reimbursement procedures here. If you have personal health insurance coverage through Yale or another provider you should check with those providers for details of your personal coverage while abroad. MacMillan and Yale are not responsible for additional medical needs or costs not covered by ISOS and your own health insurance coverage.

International Travel on MacMillan Funds during summer 2024:

Undergraduate Students:

Undergraduate Students are advised to make summer plans with caution, paying careful attention to the Yale College Travel Policy and the entry requirements of the proposed destination (usually available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and/or Embassy website).

Graduate Students: 

Current Yale travel policy for graduate and professional students requires that they complete the travel self-assessment when making plans to travel internationally. All travelers must be prepared to follow all government regulations and guidelines for their destination(s).

Before MacMillan funds will be released, as usual, you will be required to sign an Assumption of Risk Form to acknowledge the risks pertaining to international travel.