An opportunity to create your own journey, a purposeful exploration of a new horizon or intellectual pursuit.
“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.”
– G. K. Chesterton
Marco Polo. Ibn Battuta. Zheng He. Pico Iyer. Amelia Earhart. Valentina Tereshkova. Bessie Coleman. Great travellers have always been inspired by a sense of adventure, curiosity, humility and appreciation of the inner journeys and insights made possible through travel. In the words of Pico Iyer, “The most valuable Pacifics we explore will always be the vast expanses within us.”
CIPE is offering a summer travel fellowship in celebration of this spirit of exploration, in recognition of travel’s ability to challenge our assumptions, to facilitate understanding, and to enhance our capacity for engaging with an increasingly complex and diverse world.
CIPE’s travel fellowship offers an opportunity to create your own journey, a purposeful exploration of a new horizon or intellectual pursuit. The fellowship should be centred around learning through the medium of travel, and this learning should be shared with the Yale-NUS College community in a meaningful way.
“I feel far more confident navigating the world’s streets, asserting myself strongly when I feel wronged. But alongside that ‘hardening’ to the world is also a certain softening, a certain openness to unpredictable and unknown opportunities.” — Graham Link, 2014 Travel Fellow
To apply for a travel fellowship, students must submit a travel fellowship proposal to Annette Wu by the deadline stated above. Please note that all interested students should approach Annette Wu for consultation on their project ideas before submitting their proposals.
Travel fellowship proposals should include a cover page (suggested format) and the following four sections:
Please refer to the proposal rubric as a guide for writing an effective travel fellowship proposal.
Important Notes to Highlight: