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.
ISPS plans to open applications for Graduate Policy Fellows on November 2nd, 2020, accepting applications through December 1st, 2020 at 5pm ET. Decisions will be sent out by the end of this fall term. The Fellows program will run from Spring 2021 to Fall 2021, with the summer serving as an independent research period. Programming for Spring 2021 will be virtual.