Student Programs

PhD Fellowship

The PhD Fellowship is a three year competitive fellowship program for students who are pursuing a PhD in economics at George Mason University. Our PhD fellows take courses in Virginia political economy, Austrian economics, and institutional analysis and work on projects that use these lenses to understand global prosperity and social change. 

MA Fellowship

The MA Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for students in George Mason University’s MA economics program who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy. Our MA fellows take specialized courses which provide analytic training in applying economic ideas to solve problems in the world.

Adam Smith Fellowship

The Adam Smith Fellowship is a co-sponsored program of the Mercatus Center and Liberty Fund, Inc. Adam Smith Fellowships are awarded to graduate students attending PhD programs from any university in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology.

Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship

The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is awarded to graduate students attending master’s, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs at any university in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy.

Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship

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.

Joseph Schumpeter Fellowship

The Joseph Schumpeter Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program for undergraduate students at George Mason University. Fellowships are open to full- and part-time Mason students from any discipline who are interested in studying key ideas in political economy and learning how to utilize these ideas in academic and policy research.

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