Research Grants

The Georg Walter Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy invites applications from graduate and undergraduate students at Yale University whose research focuses on political economy. Funds are available for Ph.D. candidates to prepare for dissertation research and to conduct research on approved dissertation projects. The Leitner Program also supports graduate student training relevant for the study of political economy. Additionally, funds are available for senior essay support for undergraduates whose essays will focus on some aspect of comparative or international political economy, and for travel fellowships for undergraduates at any level to explore some aspect of the field. The latter may be used to support an internship or a research project. Grants range from $500 to $5000. Priority will be given to students who regularly participate in the activities of the program. If you have questions about the Leitner Program’s support of student research, please contact

All applications must be submitted online through the Yale Student Grants and Fellowships site: http://studentgrants.yale.eduThe application is presently closed, and will be reopened for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Detailed application instructions and online application forms can be found on the Yale Student Grant website by entering “Political Economy” or “Georg Walter Leitner” in the Search by Title box at