NBERs pre-doctoral fellowship program, funded by the National Institute on Aging under the direction of Professor David Cutler and Professor Amy Finkelstein, gives trainees exposure to a wide range of NBER research projects related to the economics of aging and health. Participating fellows pursue independent research while benefiting from opportunities for regular interaction with the Bureau's large network of prominent investigators in this field.
Successful applications will respond to NIH priorities for Health Economics Research by describing projects focused on health outcomes and behaviors, with a clear and explicit connection to an improved understanding of health. (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-025.html)
Fellows receive a 12-month stipend of $23,376; carrel space and use of computer facilities at the Bureau's Cambridge office; tuition support; and limited funds for travel and research expenses.
Applications are being accepted for 2018-2019. Applicants must be
- US citizens, non-citizen nationals, or lawfully admitted to the US for permanent residence
- Enrolled in a PhD program in the greater-Boston area
Note: We will consider applications from students enrolled in other PhD programs who are resident in the Boston area during the fellowship period.
NBER strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans. Please refer to https://diversity.nih.gov/ for more information about NIH recruitment goals.
Candidates must submit a CV, one academic reference letter, and a brief summary (no more than 500 words) of academic background and research interests.
Fellowship awards are contingent on continued funding from the National Institute on Aging.
The NBER is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.
The NBER will make reasonable accommodation for any disabled applicant, and will provide assistance to disabled applicants as needed during the application process.
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