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William A. and Shirley P. Yolles Graduate Fund for Research on Humanitarianism

The Yolles Graduate Fund for Research on Humanitarianism is designed to support a Rackham graduate student whose research focuses on broadly-defined humanitarian subjects.

Award amount is up to $6,500.

Funding is not available for language study or service learning. Applications must be submitted by individuals; team or group submissions are not permitted.

Application Deadline

February 15th at 11:59 PM EST

Visit the II Student Fellowships webpage for the application link and additional information about advising, informational webinars, selection process, and related funding opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant must be enrolled in a Rackham Graduate program (masters or doctoral), regardless of citizenship
  • Upon completing the project, student must return to campus for at least one term prior to graduation
  • Research projects cannot begin before May 1st, and cannot extend past May 31st of the following year
  • Projects must take place outside of the U.S. and U.S. territories
  • Research projects must be at least 30 days (1 month) in length
  • All travel must follow current guidelines, which are detailed in the International Institute Travel Policy
  • All projects must meet the Institutional Review Board, if applicable

Award Reporting Requirements

Grantees will be required to provide a brief report outlining the experience within one month of their return to the United States.


After careful review of the information above, interested applicants should schedule a fellowships advising appointment or contact with questions.