Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship


A one-year program for doctoral students from any university and discipline with training in quantitative methods and interest in political economy.

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The Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program awarded to graduate students with training in quantitative methods who are attending PhD programs from any university in a variety of fields including economics, political science and sociology.

The aim of this fellowship is to expose students to strategies for utilizing quantitative and empirical techniques to explore key questions and themes advanced the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy.  Oskar Morgenstern Fellows spend two weekends during the academic year and three days during the summer participating in colloquia on these three schools of political economy.

A total of award of up to $7,000 includes a stipend, travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. Oskar Morgenstern Fellows are eligible to apply for conference and research support and are eligible to re-apply each year of their studies.

In order to apply to the Morgenstern Fellowship, please click the “Apply Now” Button and complete the online application. The online application includes:

  • A 1-2 page cover letter explaining:
    • your graduate school career to date,
    • your research and research interest,
    • your familiarity with the thinkers associated with the Austrian, Virginia and Bloomington schools of political economy, and
    • what you hope to get out of the program.
  • A current resume/CV
  • A few short answer questions

Applications for the 2019-2020 Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship are now closed.

Mercatus Center Academic and Student Programs is currently reviewing applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. We expect to begin communicating application decisions six to eight weeks after the March 15th deadline. 

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If you have any questions, please email MorgensternFellowship@mercatus.gmu.edu.