Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship

Summary

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


Applications are now closed.

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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 techniques to explore key questions and themes advanced in the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. Oskar Morgenstern Fellows spend two weekends and half a week during the academic year participating in colloquia on these three schools of political economy. Fellows will join a network of Mercatus students, alumni, and scholars who are conducting and engaging with cutting edge research in contemporary 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 interests and current projects,
    • 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 are currently closed.  Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open in the fall of 2022.

Application review will begin after the deadline, and we anticipate decisions will begin to be announced approximately eight to twelve weeks after the deadline.

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