The Thomas C. Barry Summer Travel Fellowship supports:
- Self-designed projects, self-designed research, and self-designed work in emerging-market countries.
- Self-designed, personally led projects within disenfranchised communities in the USA.
The Barry Fellowship seeks to encourage students to pursue experiences that will enhance and diversify their personal and academic goals and test their resourcefulness and resilience. The project undertaken should thus be intellectually purposeful and personally enriching but need not contribute to an academic project.
The proposed project should provide the student with the opportunity to challenge themselves in an unfamiliar environment.
Proposals concerning the following will not be considered:
- study abroad programs
- activities based in New Haven or an applicant’s home town - students are encouraged to explore unfamiliar locations and engage with new cultures and communities
- projects, internships or activities which have a participation fee or a program
- internships which are not self-designed and/or do not have a component for which the student has ownership
Information about eligible research projects, international internships, and public service projects in the U.S. is available on the program webpage.
In addition to funding, awardees become part of the community of Barry Fellows past and present. This involves dinners hosted by Thomas Barry, an annual dinner with the Yale World Fellows, and other networking opportunities.
Preference is given to first years and sophomores.
Registration is required: register here