NBER’s Fellowship Program in Retirement and Disability Policy Research, supported by the Social Security Administration and NBER through the Retirement and Disability Research Center, offers fellowships to doctoral students for independent research aimed at the health, labor, behavioral, and other economic or policy aspects of retirement and disability. Fellows work under the supervision of their dissertation advisor and will be selected based on reviewers’ assessment of the policy relevance of the proposed research and the potential to make an important contribution to the understanding of retirement and/or disability.
Applications are being accepted for the 2024-2025 academic year. The fellowship offers a 12-month stipend of $27,000 and covers tuition at the fellow’s home institution (up to $16,000) plus health insurance and limited funds for research expenses and travel. A research paper or progress report on the funded topic must be submitted by the end of the fellowship year, and will be a critical component of renewal applications.
Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time PhD student at a North American college or university, address a topic directly relevant to retirement and/or disability, and be recommended by their dissertation supervisor. NBER is not able to sponsor a visa for this position.
NBER strongly encourages applications from women, members of groups that have been under-represented in the economics profession, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of recommendation from a dissertation adviser, and a research proposal of up to 3 pages of text, 2 pages of tables/graphs, and 1 page of references describing the proposed fellowship research. Please visit Job Openings for Economists to upload application materials for this position.
Deadline: December 7, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST.