The Clara Levillain Prize

The European Studies Council at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale invite applications for the Clara Levillain Prize competition. Grants are available to Yale graduate and undergraduate students beginning research on a project with a strong and direct connection with French language or culture.

In judging applications of equal merit, the selection committee will give priority to students in the Arts and Humanities.

A written report of the experience will be submitted at the completion of the trip. Recipients may be asked to offer a seminar or presentation of their field project results when they return to the Yale campus. Any publication or public presentations resulting from their projects should acknowledge the support of the “Clara Levillain Prize.”

Please consult the STUDENT GRANTS DATABASE at for additional restrictions, instructions, and application forms.  

The Prize is made possible through a gift from the family of Clara Levillain. Clara Levillain died on February 6, 2007, in a tragic accident. She was a beautiful and healthy baby girl of seven-months old. Her father, Charles-Edouard Levillain, was an Osborn Fellow in 2008-2009. Clara’s family has decided to set up a prize to honor her memory and express their attachment to the Yale community.

Clara Levillain

Clara Levillain Prize
Award Amount: up to $2000
Term of Award: Summer
US Citizenship: Not Required