Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship Program Requirements

Mercatus Center Oskar Morgenstern Fellows are required to:

  • Remain enrolled as a degree seeking doctoral student throughout their participation in the Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship.
  • Attend and actively participate in all aspects of the scheduled program of events (i.e. the two weekend and half-weeklong colloquia) including meals and organized social activities.
  • Meet stated deadlines with respect to the preparation of their research proposals.
  • Arrive on time and prepared for each colloquia session having carefully read the assigned reading in advance.
  • Complete a short evaluation survey following each colloquium.
  • Maintain an up-to-date record with the program of a valid postal address to which packages can be shipped.
  • Submit an updated curriculum vita on request, quarterly over the course of their participation in the program.


Mercatus Center Oskar Morgenstern Fellows are expected to:

  • Coordinate their schedules to arrive in the area hosting the colloquium before 4pm on the day on which the colloquium commences (typically a Friday for a weekend colloquium and typically a Thursday for half-weeklong colloquium), making arrangements with their home institution to cover any teaching assignments that might present scheduling conflicts with travel.
  • Observe conventional standards of professional conduct while in attendance at the facilities hosting the program.
  • Submit expense reimbursements within 15 days of the adjourning session of each colloquium.


Mercatus Center Oskar Morgenstern Fellows are encouraged to:

  • Build relationships with Mercatus Center faculty.
  • Build relationships with other program participants.
  • Become engaged with professional organizations that support the schools of thought covered in the program, as appropriate.