NBER's pre-doctoral fellowship program, funded by the National Institute on Aging 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 pre-doctoral 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 $21,600, as well as carrel space and use of computer facilities at the Bureau's Cambridge office, tuition support, and limited funds for travel and research expenses. Fellowships are renewable for the following academic year, subject to satisfactory progress as judged by the selection committee.
Applications are being accepted for 2013-2014. Applicants must
-be enrolled as a PhD student in the greater-Boston area, and
-be US citizens, non-citizen nationals, or lawfully admitted to the US for permanent residence.
NBER encourages applications from individuals from under-represented racial and ethnic groups; individuals with disabilities; and/or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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.
Economic implications of population aging
Psychological factors in economic lifecycle
Determinants of work, retirement, and
Behavioral factors in saving
International comparisons of population aging,
retirement, health, and economic circumstances