NBER Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in
Aging and Health Economics


NBERÂ’s 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.

How to Apply

Candidates must submit a CV, one academic reference letter, and a brief summary (no more than 500 words) of academic background and research interests.

Deadline: March 30, 2018

Apply Here : https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/listing.php?JOE_ID=2018-01_111459876

Fellowship awards are contingent on continued funding from the National Institute on Aging.

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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.

    Major Themes of NBER Research
    on Aging and Health Economics

    Work, Retirement, and Health

    Health-Related Behaviors

    Population Health

    SES, Health and Aging

    Living Arrangements

    Family Caregiving and Health

    Factors Affecting Health

    Health, Wealth, and Longevity

    Interventions to Improve Health

    Health Decision-making

    Disability and Technology

    Access to Health Care

    Health Disparities

    Innovation and Health