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Call for Applications:
NBER Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: Aging and Health Research




NBER's Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Aging and Health Research, funded by the National Institute on Aging under the direction of Professor David Cutler and Professor Amy Finkelstein, gives trainees exposure to a wide range of NBER research projects related to the economics of aging and health. Participating fellows pursue independent research while benefiting from opportunities for regular interaction with the Bureau's large network of prominent investigators in this field.

Fellows receive a 12-month stipend of $24,324; carrel space and use of computer facilities at the Bureau's Cambridge office; tuition support; and limited funds for travel and research expenses. All fellows are expected to spend the academic year in proximity to the NBER.

Eligibility
Applications are being accepted for 2019-2020. 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
We will consider applications from students enrolled in other PhD programs who are resident in the Boston area during the fellowship period.

NBER strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans. Please refer to https://diversity.nih.gov/ for more information about NIH recruitment goals.

How to Apply
Please visit Jobs for Economists to upload application materials for this position:
https://www.aeaweb.org/joe/listing.php?JOE_ID=111461649
  • CV
  • one academic reference letter
  • a brief summary (no more than 500 words) of academic background and research interests

Deadline December 9, 2018

Major Themes of
NBER Research on
Aging and Health Research

  • Trends in Health and Disability

  • Geographic Variation in Health and Life Expectancy

  • Determinants of Health and Health Disparities

  • Health Care Resource Allocation and Productivity 

  • Health Behaviors and Health

  • Interventions to Improve Health

  • Health Investments and Care

  • Implications of Health Policy Reform

  • Health and Work Capacity at Older Ages

  • Interactions Between Health and Financial Wellbeing 

  • The Value of Medical Innovation

  • International Comparisons of Health and Aging

  • Pain Management and Opioid Use


 
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