Announcement
November 18, 2013

Mercatus Center Graduate Student Programs is Now Accepting Fellowship Applications for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

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Mercatus Center Graduate Student Programs in now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 academic year. We offer fellowships for graduate students pursuing doctoral or master’s degrees in economics at George Mason University as well as for doctoral students in the social sciences at universities throughout the US and Europe. Apply to one of our programs today for an opportunity to enhance your studies and get practical experience applying the economic way of thinking to current academic and policy questions.

The PhD Fellowship is a three-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in economics at George Mason University. Our PhD Fellows take courses in market process economics, public choice, and institutional analysis and work on projects that use these lenses to understand global prosperity and the dynamics of social change. Successful PhD Fellows have secured tenure track positions at colleges and universities throughout the US and Europe.

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 $120,000 over three years.

Acceptance into the fellowship program is dependent on acceptance into the PhD program in economics at George Mason University.

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. Successful fellows have secured public policy positions as Presidential Management Fellows, economists and analysts with federal and state governments, and policy analysts at prominent research institutions.

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.

Acceptance into the fellowship program is dependent on acceptance into the MA program in economics at George Mason University.

The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship for graduate students attending PhD programs at any university, in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. The aim of this fellowship is to introduce students to key thinkers in political economy that they might not otherwise encounter in their graduate studies. Smith Fellows receive a stipend and spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy.

It includes a quarterly stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center. It is a total award of up to $10,000 for the year.

Acceptance into the fellowship program is dependent on acceptance into a PhD program at an accredited university.