MacMillan Center expands support of graduate education

The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale has made an annual commitment of $120,000 to its newest program to support Yale Ph.D. students in their professional development.

All Ph.D. students in the humanities and the social sciences are eligible to apply for MacMillan Center International Conference Travel Grants to support their travel as program participants in recognized scholarly conferences, workshops, and meetings. The meeting can be in the United States or abroad, but the student must be on the program as a presenter, session chair, or discussant speaking on an international topic.

Participating in academic meetings is vital to the professional growth of a graduate student into an independent scholar,” noted Ian Shapiro, Sterling Professor of Political Science and Henry R. Luce Director of The MacMillan Center, “and the center is pleased to advance the careers of Yale’s Ph.D. students by providing them with resources to participate in scholarly meetings that will allow them to present their research and interact with their discipline’s professional community.”