NBER Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in
Aging and Health Economics

Overview

NBER's Fellowship Program in Aging and Health Research, funded by the National Institute on Aging and NBER, under the direction of Professor David A. Wise, gives pre-doctoral fellows exposure to a wide range of NBER research projects related to the economics of aging and health care. Participating fellows pursue independent research while benefitting from opportunities for regular interaction with the Bureau’s large network of prominent investigators working in this field

Fellows receive a 12-month stipend of $22,920; carrel space and use of computer facilities at the Bureau's Cambridge office; tuition support; and limited funds for travel and research expenses.

Eligibility

Applications are being accepted for 2015-2016. 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

Candidates must submit a short research summary – no more than 500 words – along with a current CV and the names and contact information of two academic references.

NBER encourages applications from individuals from under-represented racial and ethnic groups; individuals with disabilities; and/or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Please refer to http://grants.nih.gov/training/faq_diversity.htm#A3 for more information about NIH recruitment goals.

How to Apply

Submit an application form and email your CV and Research Summary.

Candidates must submit a short research summary – no more than 500 words – along with a current cv and the names and contact information of two academic references.

1) Complete the Application form.

2) Send an email to agfellow at nber.org. Attach your CV and Research Summary. In the Subject Line, please include "Aging Pre-Doc Application" and your last name.

Deadline: April 30, 2015.

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.

    Major Themes of NBER Research
    on Aging and Health Economics

    Aging

    Economic implications of population aging

    Psychological factors in economic lifecycle
    decisions

    Determinants of work, retirement, and
    saving decisions

    Behavioral factors in saving

    International comparisons of population aging,
    retirement, health, and economic circumstances

    Health Economics

    Relationships between wealth, health, and longevity

    Causes of escalating health care expenditures

    Effects of government health care policies
    on treatment decisions and costs

    Access to health care services

    Relationships between physical health, mental
    health, cognition, and functional ability

    Effects of health status on other aspects of
    behavior