CEID is pleased to announce the 2019 Engineering, Innovation, and Design Summer Fellowship for Yale Undergraduates. Summer Fellows will pursue student-driven projects in teams at the CEID. Fellows will receive a competitive stipend, a modest budget for supplies, access to equipment and materials, and project mentoring. The CEID Summer Fellows program has been a springboard for many of the former Fellows who have since pursued research, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities directly related to their design project experiences.
CEID Summer Fellows will work in project teams of two to four. The CEID aims to support a diverse portfolio of innovative projects, consistent with the CEID’s mission and values. In previous years fellowship teams pursued opportunities in biotech, aerospace, telecommunications, medical devices, and consumer products.
CEID Summer Fellows will come from a variety of majors, class years and backgrounds. Previous fellows included first-years through seniors from majors such as applied math, art, engineering, physics, and political science.
You can take a look at previous Summer Fellow projects here:
CEID Summer Fellows will be expected to work at the CEID for a minimum of 40 hours per week from May 28 through August 2. A few hours per week will be spent in formal project mentoring and professional development activities; the rest of the time will be focused on project work. It is expected that the scale of the projects will be such that they can be completed within the CEID. Each project team will be required to write a final report and present their
results at a CEID event during the 2019-2020 academic year.
The deadline to apply is February 1st, 2019.
Initial decisions will be announced on February 22nd, 2019.
1) In two pages, describe your design project idea and your plan for the summer. Be sure to fully describe your design project and articulate specific goals for this fellowship. Should elements of your project need to be installed and/or tested at a location other than the CEID, please estimate the amount of time for external testing and propose a testing venue for the project.
2) For each team member, provide an unofficial Yale transcript and a paragraph describing their role on the team. This overview should illustrate how their background, interests and/or skills are relevant to the design project.
It strongly recommended that you run your idea past CEID staff before you submit your application.
Starting in January, office hours will be held each Friday in the CEID from 1:00-2:00 where you can visit with CEID staff to discuss your proposal and get feedback on your preliminary ideas.
Submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: CEID Summer Fellowship: application