To promote research on new perspectives on agricultural economics, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), with the generous support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is accepting applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship program to support research by early-career agricultural economists. Up to two fellows may be supported by the program. Applications from researchers who are just completing their PhDs in agricultural economics, as well as from junior faculty members who may be able to combine this fellowship with an early career leave, are welcome.
The fellowship consists of a $100,000 stipend for the 2024-25 academic year, a reimbursement for health insurance, and office space and IT support at the NBER’s Cambridge headquarters. Each fellow is expected to spend the academic year at the NBER and to participate in program meetings related to his or her research focus. Fellowship related activities should represent each fellow’s primary responsibility during the year. Applicants must have completed their PhD in agricultural economics by June, 2024 and be US citizens or lawfully admitted for permanent residence. The NBER welcomes applications from women, members of groups that have been under-represented in the economics profession, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a recommendation letter (preferably from a dissertation supervisor), and a proposal of no more than 3 pages of text, 2 pages of tables/graphs and 1 page of references, outlining work to be conducted during the fellowship year, by 11.59pm EST December 7, 2023. A sample research paper, preferably related to the research topic of the proposal, may also be included. Application materials can be submitted via a link at the American Economic Association’s Job Openings for Economists website.
The fellowship selection committee will be consist of Sarah Low (University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana), James Poterba (MIT and NBER), James Sallee (University of California, Berkeley), and Wolfram Schlenker (Columbia University). . Applications will be evaluated on the quality of their research plan and the promise and research experience of the applicant. Fellowship recipients will be notified in January, 2024.