The Yale-UBC 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 welcome 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 2016 including:

  • one round-trip coach airfare
  • housing
  • health insurance and
  • stipend to cover living expenses equivalent to Yale graduate students registered in the social sciences and humanities at Yale University.

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 Master’s level degrees are eligible. If you graduate within the year of the Fox Fellowship, you may complete the year at Yale. Graduating bachelors’ level students of unusual merit and distinction may be considered but graduate-level students are preferred.

The UBC Yale Fox Fellowships are open to Canadian citizens, permanent residents and international students.

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

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Personal characteristics. The candidate must demonstrate commitment to serious research and also capacity for leadership and civic engagement in the larger community.
  • Field of focus. A strong and specific research project with a focus in business and finance, economics, political science, international relations, law, environmental policy, public health, social sciences and contemporary history, with preference for topics of contemporary, applied and/or institutional relevance to enhancing the world’s peace and prosperity. The candidate’s overall program of studies or degree may come from different disciplines and departments as long as their project focuses on one or more of these fields.
  • 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. Candidates for UBC Fox Fellowships at Yale University must demonstrate high skills in English conversation, reading and writing.


The deadline has now passed for applications to the 2016/17 Fellowship program.

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 UBC Yale 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 FIFP.

Coming Soon – Beginning in Fall 2016, Fulbright Canada and UBC Yale Fox Fellowship Program will advertise for students to apply, as part of the Fox-Fulbright/UBC partnership, to both Fulbright Canada (deadline in fall) and Fox-UBC (deadline in January, 2017). The applications will be adjudicated separately. However, successful applications under the Fulbright process will signal this status to the UBC Yale-Fox deliberations. When such a student is selected by both processes, Fulbright Canada will allocate its resources to the selected UBC Yale Fox Fellow candidate.

For questions regarding the UBC Fox Fellows Program, please contact:

Julie Wagemakers, Liu Institute for Global Issues