Apply for Gruber Fellowships

The Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights at Yale Law School is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 Peter and Patricia Gruber Fellows in Global Justice and Women’s Rights. Congratulations to Kee En Chong(YLS ’24), and Sandhya Kumar(YSPH ’24). Each fellow has developed a yearlong project in collaboration with a host organization that aims to advance justice and human rights. The Gruber Program Fellowships are a university-wide program, established to support projects and graduates and recent alums from all YLS graduate and professional schools.

Terms of the Fellowship

Yale graduate and professional students in their final year and alumni of Yale graduate and professional schools (within three years of graduation) are eligible to apply. Fellows will receive a stipend of $50,000 for a 12-month placement, and airfare for one round-trip economy class ticket from the United States to an international placement (up to $2,000). Host organizations are expected to cover health insurance; if this is not possible, the Program will reimburse the Fellow up to $5,000 for health insurance expenses.

The term of the fellowship is one year, beginning in late summer or fall 2025 through summer 2026. Fellowships are open to both US and non-US citizens. Importantly, applicants are responsible for researching and complying with all applicable immigration and visa requirements for the prospective host country.

Lastly, the host organization must certify compliance with Yale Law School’s nondiscrimination policy. For instructions on confirming organization compliance, please see here.

Preparing Your Application

We strongly advise an early start on developing your Gruber Fellowship application. Please closely follow the guidelines provided.

Amelia Reese Masterson
Amelia Reese Masterson’s Gruber Fellowship developed a pilot program focused on women’s empowerment and food
security among refugee communities in Lebanon.


March/April 2024: If at all possible, attend an information session on campus. Please see the Gruber Fellowships website for the list of campus info sessions. Start researching potential host organizations and proposals. It is never too early!

Summer/Early Fall 2024: Each applicant should meet individually, at least once, with Mindy Jane Roseman, to review a draft of the application/proposal. These meetings are designed to help applicants strengthen their project proposals. To schedule a meeting, please contact Aleksandra Kopacz. if you are not on campus, a phone or skype call can be arranged.

Sept/October 2024: If you have not attended a spring session, attend a fall information session on campus. Please see the Gruber Fellowships website for the list of campus info sessions.

October/December 2024: If you have not done so already, meet with Mindy Jane Roseman. Carefully review application guidelines. Finalize application materials. Confirm that letters of recommendation have been submitted before the deadline.

Final application deadline: February 3, 2025.