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December 8, 2014

Mercatus Center Graduate Student Programs is Now Accepting Fellowship Applications for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

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Mercatus Center Graduate Student Programs is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 academic year. We offer fellowships for graduate students pursuing doctoral or master’s degrees in economics at George Mason University as well as for graduate students attending master’s, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy 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 yearsAcceptance into the fellowship program is dependent on acceptance into the PhD program in economics at George Mason University. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2015.

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 yearAcceptance into the fellowship program is dependent on acceptance into a PhD program at an accredited university. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2015.

 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 yearsAcceptance into the fellowship program is dependent on acceptance into the MA program in economics at George Mason University. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2015.

The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is a one-year competitive fellowship program for graduate students interested in pursuing a career in public policy. The aim of this fellowship is to introduce students to the Austrian, Virginian, and Bloomington schools of political economy as academic foundations for pursuing contemporary policy analysis. They will explore how this framework is utilized to analyze policy implications of a variety of topics, including the study of American capitalism, state and local policy, regulatory studies, technology policy, financial markets, and spending and budget.

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 $5,000 for the yearAcceptance into the fellowship program is dependent on acceptance into a graduate program at an accredited university. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2015.