YSEA Undergraduate Grants

Individual and Group Grants: YSEA Undergraduate Grants are intended to fund a finite project or project phase that has specific objectives and can be completed within a predetermined time-frame. Grant recipients are selected based on technical merit, learning potential and available funds. These grants may be awarded to individuals working on a single project or to groups working on a team project. In all cases, the work must be performed under the supervision of a member of the Yale faculty.

The Dean Kyle Vanderlick Research Grant: YSEA also has established the DEAN KYLE VANDERLICK RESEARCH GRANT in grateful recognition of her legacy in establishing the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science as a bridge between the sciences and the humanities on the Yale campus and beyond. This grant will be available annually to Yale science & engineering undergraduates who demonstrate the values that Dean Vanderlick has exemplified throughout her tenure at SEAS.

The application process for all grants has four required elements:

  1. 1-2 page abstract of the grant proposal
  2. Itemized budget
  3. Letter of support from a faculty advisor
  4. Contact information for the department administrator to whom grant funds are to be sent.

The abstract should include detail on the specific deliverables associated with the project scope, methods to be used in developing and validating project deliverables and other goals for the scope of work to be funded. Each grant is intended to fund a single project with a clear indication of expenses for which the YSEA Grant funds will be used. The abstract should also provide an overview of project participants including students, advisors and any outside resources.

The budget contains an itemized bill of materials for required equipment, supplies and other expenses needed to complete the project or experiment prior to the start of the next academic year. Details on the source(s) of any additional funding needed to complete the project or experiment will allow the Grants Committee to confirm viability of project scope and deliverables. Note that YSEA grant funding is not provided for teaching, travel or general purpose equipment like computers or software.

Grant recipients are asked to submit a report at the conclusion of the project. We generally ask that these submittals be suitable for publication in the Yale Scientific Magazine or the YSEA web site. Note that eligibility for future grant funding is contingent on receipt of a summary at the conclusion of the project for each grant received.

To apply for a YSEA grant (individual or group) please contact the YSEA undergraduate grants committee at Grants@YSEA.org.

2017-2018 Grant Recipients

Individual Research Grants

Student Description Web site Report
Jee Won (Jennifer) Shin Transcriptome analysis of normal human lung fibroblasts to advance microvascular tissue engineering    
Julia Wei Inducing superconductivity in indium-doped tin telluride nanowires    
Valerie Chen (Winner of the Dean Kyle Vanderlick Research Grant) A Formal, Model-based Approach to Enhancing the Safety of Autonomous and Connected Vehicles    

Group Grants

Group Description Web site Report
Kathan Roberts & Evan Hass CubeSat Project: Design, construct & launch a CubeSat (small satellite) into space containing a cosmic ray detection payload along with an earth imaging system http://yaleaerospace.com/past-projects/cubesat/  
Clio Byrne-Gudding, Brian Beitler, Maxim Baranov  Design, construct, launch, and recover a high-power three-stage rocket yaleaerospace.com/advanced-three-stage-rocket/  
Joyce Duan, Lauren Renee Chapey, Ethan O'Reilly Build a minimally invasive insole device capable of collecting biometric data used to prevent, diagnose and treat running-related injuries https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/4639-what-they-re-making-at-the-maker-space  

 
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