Call for Applications - Pre-Doctoral Fellowships on Gender in the Economy
To encourage research on gender in the economy, the NBER, with the generous support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is sponsoring three dissertation fellowships for doctoral students in economics. The fellowships will be awarded for a one-year period based on the potential of the applicants to make important contributions to understanding gender issues in the economies of developing and/or developed nations.
Each fellowship, for the academic year 2021-2022, will provide a stipend of $27,000, up to $13,000 to defray tuition and fees, and $3,000 to support research costs of any type. Fellows will be expected to participate in the NBER Gender in the Economy Spring Meeting to be held (virtually) on June 4, 2021.
Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of Lori Beaman (Northwestern and NBER), Jessica Goldberg (University of Maryland and NBER), Claudia Olivetti (Dartmouth and NBER), and Jessica Pan (National University of Singapore).
To be eligible for fellowship support, applicants must be enrolled as full-time Ph.D. students at a U.S. or Canadian universities and must have advanced to dissertation candidacy status by the start of the fellowship period. Preference will be given to those entering their fifth or sixth years of doctoral study in 2021/22. The NBER strongly encourages applications from women, members of under-represented minority groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
Applicants should upload a short research proposal consisting of no more than three pages of text and one supplemental page of tables or graphs, and a c.v., to the fellowship posting on the Job Openings for Economists website (posting will be available by 11/24/20). The proposal should specify to which of the seven focus areas the proposed research contributes, along with deliverables such as expected research papers that will be finished at the end of the fellowship year. In addition, applicants should ask their dissertation supervisors to upload a letter of recommendation to the same website. All three components of the application – proposal, c.v., and letter of recommendation -- must be received by 11:59 pm (EST) on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Applicants are responsible for verifying that their letter of recommendation has been submitted by the deadline. In fairness to all applicants, applications that are not complete, including those that are missing the letter of recommendation, by the deadline will not be considered for support. Fellowship awards will be announced in February 2021.
By May 1, 2022, each fellow must provide the co-directors of the NBER Study Group with a copy of at least one research paper on gender in the economy that was completed during the fellowship period.