ISPS Policy Fellows

The Graduate Policy Fellows Program

The Yale ISPS Policy Fellows Program supports graduate and professional students conducting research on U.S. domestic policy. Fellows complete year-long research projects with implications for pressing policy concerns and develop the skills and tools to translate their research findings into policy recommendations.

Fellows attend biweekly breakfast workshops, some featuring prominent Yale faculty and guests working on policy-relevant issues and others providing training in skills such as op-ed and policy memo writing, media appearances, and blogging. Later in the year, these meetings become opportunities for fellows to present their research and receive feedback from ISPS-affiliated faculty and other graduate fellows. In addition, fellows contribute regularly to the ISPS blog and have the opportunity to work on policy-relevant projects they develop in conjunction with ISPS affiliates.

Applications for 2024 have closed. Please check back later this year for information on the 2025 application cycle.

Notifications are sent out before the end of January.  The Fellows program runs from the beginning of the Spring semester to end of Fall semester, with the summer serving as an independent research period. 

 Should you have any questions, please contact Kira Wishart (

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