Fellowships for Graduate Students Interested in Political Economy

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The Mercatus Center at George Mason University offers fellowships for students pursuing graduate school in economics at George Mason University, as well as in other disciplines at universities around the world. Our fellows explore and discuss the foundations of political economy and public policy and pursue research on pressing issues.

Successful fellows have gone on to obtain teaching, research, and leadership positions in academia as well as public policy positions in federal and state governments and at prominent research institutions.

The PhD Fellowship is a competitive, full-time fellowship program for students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in economics at George Mason University. It includes full tuition support, a stipend, and experience as a research assistant working closely with Mercatus-affiliated Mason faculty. It is a total award of up to $200,000 over five years. The application deadline is February 1, 2019.

PhD students at GMU outside the economics department should apply for the Dissertation Fellowship, also due February 1, 2019.

The MA Fellowship is a two-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a master’s degree in economics at George Mason University who are interested in gaining advanced training in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy. It includes full tuition support, a stipend, and practical experience as a research assistant working with Mercatus scholars. It is a total award of up to $80,000 over two years. The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program for graduate students enrolled in PhD programs at any university and in any discipline including, but not limited to, economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. Adam Smith Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. It is a total award of up to $10,000 for the year. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.

The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program for graduate students interested in public policy who are enrolled in master’s, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs from any university and in any discipline including, but not limited to, economics, law, political science, and public policy. Frédéric Bastiat Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on public policy. It is a total award of up to $5,000 for the year. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.

The Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program for students who are enrolled in PhD programs from any university and in any discipline with training in quantitative methods who are interested in political economy. Oskar Morgenstern Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. It is a total award of up to $7,000 for the year. The application deadline is March 1, 2019.

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