Yale-UBC Fox International Fellowship Program

The Liu Institute for Global Issues at the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs invites applications for the 2019 UBC-Yale Fox International Fellowship Program.


The Fox International Fellows Program is designed to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries by promoting international scholarly exchanges and collaborations among the next generation of leaders.  To accomplish this goal, the program seeks to identify and nurture those students who are interested in harnessing scholarly knowledge to respond to the world’s most pressing challenges.  For these reasons, the program especially welcomes students enrolled in the social sciences and kindred disciplines in the humanities and professional schools.

Award Amount:

Yale University will cover expenses directly with UBC-Yale Fox Fellows for one year starting in September. Grants include:

  • Visa support
  • Round trip airfare
  • A stipend covering basic living expenses
  • Health insurance
  • Housing

UBC-Yale Fox Fellows will be responsible for continuing their pre-existing fee arrangements with The University of British Columbia.

There is no funding to cover any expenses for dependents.


Graduate level students pursuing Doctoral or Masters level degrees. The Fox International Fellowship is NOT open to postdoctoral applicants. US citizens are not eligible to apply, unless they have citizenship of another country and have never studied (Undergraduate and Graduate level) in the US.

Each student nominated as a UBC-Yale Fox Fellow shall have the approval of his/her academic supervisor.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Personal characteristics. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to serious research and a capacity for leadership and civic engagement.
  • Field of focus. Candidates should be engaged in a relevant social science (including political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology and geography) or humanities discipline (including philosophy, history and law). Training in some type of substantive interdisciplinary fields such as business/management, public administration, international relations, environmental policy and public health are especially attractive. Preference is given to topics with contemporary policy relevance to enhancing the world’s peace and prosperity.
  • Language skills. The candidate’s language skills must be sufficient both to succeed in their research project and to engage in the intellectual and social community of the host university. Candidates for the Yale International Fox Fellowships at Yale University must an excellent command of the English language in conversation, reading and writing.

Application Procedures:

Interested applicants can apply through the application form available here.

The above form will require that you upload the following:

  1. Completed Fox Fellow Application (click to download)
  2. Two letters of recommendation from faculty members
  3. Unofficial transcript of current degree program*

*If your application is shortlisted, you will be required to order an official copy of your transcript. At this time, you need only provide a screenshot of the SSC grades screen.


Applications are due January 31, 2019 for UBC-Yale Fox Fellows.

Notifications will come via email to successful applicants in May 2019.

If you have questions, please contact Jaylene Olson.

More details:

UBC-Yale Fox Fellows will be appointed Visiting Affiliated Research Students in the Division of Special Registration for non-degree study by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale University.

The Yale University Coordinator shall be responsible for providing visa support documents, as well as suitable housing and health insurance.

Yale University will assist UBC-Yale Fox Fellows on how to identify and engage faculty advisors and other sources of expert advice. Yale University will provide the Fox Fellows with access to the resources of public and university libraries, laboratories, and archives necessary to their scientific and scholarly work.

UBC-Yale Fox Fellows shall be responsible for continuing their pre-existing fee arrangements with The University of British Columbia.

Each student nominated as a UBC-Yale Fox Fellow shall have the approval of his/her academic supervisor, and any other approvals normally required by the University of British Columbia, to participate in the Fox International Fellowship Program.


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