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Yale Virtual Effective Altruism Fellowship, Summer 2020

The Yale Virtual Effective Altruism Fellowship, Summer 2020 is an intensive and rewarding 8-week-long program (run virtually) for students to deeply engage with ideas & strategies for effectively improving the world. Fellows will combine the head and the heart, as they apply rigor & rationality to questions regarding morality & altruism. We are looking for students who will not be content with doing some good, and instead have the ambition and drive to do the most good they can.

The Yale Effective Altruism Fellowship serves as a hub for intelligent, motivated, and compassionate individuals: we are tremendously well-placed to act on our good intentions. Our goal is to help prepare students to maximize their positive impact in the future. The Fellowship is a great way to get involved with Effective Altruism and become part of our community. We expect you to remain engaged after your first semester, and many graduating fellows go on to join the Effective Altruism board at their respective university, helping to organize events and activities, or founding their own fellowships if they don’t already exist.


What does the Fellowship consist of?

We are eager to provide an engaging, valuable, personalized and enjoyable experience for each of our selected Fellows. For that reason, the Fellowship has evolved with each new cohort and we hope this semester will be our best yet.

In order to get the most out of this program, Yale Effective Altruism Fellows will be:


What is the application process?

To be considered for the Fellowship, submit this application form by 11:59pm, Friday May 22nd 2020.

We are committed to building a diverse cohort of Fellows. There is some evidence suggesting that underprivileged individuals tend to underestimate their abilities. We do not want the application process to dissuade potential candidates and we strongly encourage interested students to apply regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, etc. We also encourage both undergraduate, graduate and professional students, as well as individuals from all intellectual backgrounds and majors to apply.

While we unfortunately will not have the capacity to admit every student who applies this semester, there will be another round of applications in the Spring.

We look forward to reading your application!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to yeafellowship2020@gmail.com