NBER Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in
Disability Policy Research

Overview

To encourage research that will deepen our understanding of the health and economic implications of disability and disability policy, the NBER Disability Research Center (DRC), with funding from the Social Security Administration (SSA) as part of its Disability Research Consortium, seeks applications from doctoral students in economics for one- or two-year fellowships.  more/less

Each fellowship will provide a 12-month stipend of $22,920 and will cover the fellow's tuition at his or her home institution, up to a limit of $12,000 per year plus health insurance, as well as limited funds for research expenses and travel. Fellowships are renewable for the following academic year, subject to satisfactory progress as judged by the selection committee.

Eligibility

Fellowship awards are contingent on continued funding from the Social Security Administration.

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 Disability
  • Dimensions of Health & Disability
  • Disability Insurance Spending
  • Enrollment Trends
  • Incidence of Disability Claims
  • Children and SSI
  • Maintaining Employment
  • Workplace Reintegration
  • Financial Incentives in DI
  • DI Replacement Rates
  • Health, Education & Disability
  • DI Program Interactions
  • Program Design & Evaluation
  • International Comparisons
  • Disability and Technology
  • Administrative Issue