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Senior Essay Research Funding Application

The History Department and History of Science and Medicine program invite senior essay writers to apply for funding for research expenses. For 2020-2021, the award may be used to cover the cost of books, photocopying, scanning, copyright and similar fees.  We will not reimburse the purchase of course textbooks or any material that you are able to access through the Yale Libraries. We will consider exceptions for students not based in New Haven this term. For research travel that is consistent with Yale Environmental Health and Safety Rules and Yale’s official travel restrictions, you may also apply for the reimbursement of travel expenses.  *Before applying for this research fund you must apply to your College Mellon Fund.

Ordinarily, reimbursements for research materials will be capped at $100, but we will consider larger requests.

Instructions for how to submit electronic receipts will be communicated once applications are approved.
All application materials must be submitted via the form below by October 5, 2020. Awards will be announced in late October. All reimbursements must be submitted within ten business days of the incurred expense request. Late submissions will not be processed.
Reimbursement Policies and Procedures
Receipts must be submitted within ten business days of the incurred expense. Receipts older than 90 days will not be processed. It is recommended all receipts be submitted all at once if possible.  
  • All expenses must be paid for with your own credit card. We cannot process the reimbursement if the payment was made by anyone other than you.
  • Receipts need to show proof of payment.
  • Receipts over 90 days cannot be reimbursed.