Yale University Dorrit Hoffleit Undergraduate Research Scholarship for Students Worldwide 2024

The Dorrit Hoffleit Undergraduate Astronomy Research Fellowship at Yale is named in honor of Dr. E. Dorrit Hoffleit, a senior research astronomer at Yale who worked for more than fifty years in the University’s Department of Astronomy. She also served as director of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket Island for over 20 years, where she ran summer programs for hundreds of students, many of whom went on to successful careers in astronomy.

She was the author of the Bright Star Catalogue and the co-author of The General Catalogue of Trigonometric Stellar Parallaxes. In 1988, Hoffleit was awarded the George Van Biesbroeck Prize by the American Astronomical Society for a lifetime of service to astronomy. She lived for 100 years, and through her teaching and summer programs, she inspired a lifelong interest in Astronomy in thousands of young women and men.

Aim and Benefits of Yale University Dorrit Hoffleit Undergraduate Research Scholarship

  • A bi-weekly stipend of $450.
  • Accommodation within Yale’s historic Residential Colleges.
  • Weekly meal vouchers for 15 meals at the residential colleges.
  • Up to $1000 in travel expense reimbursements.

Requirements for Yale University Dorrit Hoffleit Undergraduate Research Scholarship

  • Undergraduate science majors in Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Physics, who at the time of application are in their 2nd or 3rd year of undergraduate study.
  • Students of any nationality.
  • Students with a strong desire to continue on to graduate school are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline

Not Specified

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Yale Young Global Scholars on astronomy.yale.edu to apply

For more details,visit Yale University website

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