Call for Applications: for CRIW Summer Institute Fellowships

The Conference for Research in Income and Wealth (CRIW) will be holding a two-day meeting in conjunction with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Summer Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts on July 16-17, 2018. The program for the meeting will be announced late in April and will include papers on a variety of topics related to the measurement of economic activity.

The CRIW generally is able to cover travel expenses associated with participation in the Summer Institute for one author per paper selected for the program in cases where the author’s organization cannot do so. Other staff of the CRIW sponsor agencies who would like to participate in the meeting are invited to apply for a CRIW Summer Institute Fellowship. The sponsor agencies are the Bureau of Economic Analysis; the Bureau of Labor Statistics; the Census Bureau; the Federal Reserve Board; the Statistics of Income Division, Internal Revenue Service; and Statistics Canada.

Fellowships will cover hotel accommodations for two nights (either at the Royal Sonesta Boston or, if space cannot be arranged there, at another hotel at up to the government rate), roundtrip economy air fare from Washington or Ottawa, airport parking up to $75 and local ground transportation up to $100, subject to presentation of original receipts. Breakfast and lunch will be provided both days at the conference site; costs for other meals are not reimbursable.

Interested applicants should submit a brief statement regarding their interest in attending the Summer Institute (no more than a page in length), a resume or CV, and a letter of support from a supervisor or manager. All three documents should be combined into a single pdf file and uploaded to Applications are due on Monday, May 7.

Selection decisions will be announced on or before Monday, May 21. Up to three fellowships will be awarded. In making award decisions, the selection committee will consider the applicant’s personal statement and nominating letter, the fit between the topics of scheduled sessions and the applicant’s background, and the goal of achieving a balance in awards across the six sponsoring agencies. Recentlyhired research staff and individuals who have newly assumed statistical program management roles are especially encouraged to apply.

Questions regarding the CRIW Summer Institute Fellowship program may be directed to CRIW Chair Katharine G. Abraham at

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