Post‐Doctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in the Economics Profession
To promote diversity and inclusion in the community of economics researchers, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is accepting applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship to support an early-career economist who is a member of a group that historically has been under-represented in the economics profession, or who is studying diversity issues within the economics profession. The fellow will be able to conduct intensive research in any field of applied economics. Applications from researchers who are just completing their PhDs, 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 $95,000 stipend for the 2024-25 academic year, a reimbursement for health insurance, and office space and IT support at the NBER’s Cambridge headquarters. The 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 be the fellow’s primary responsibility during the year. Applicants must have completed their PhD 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 here.
A selection committee consisting of NBER Research Associates Nada Eissa (Georgetown University), Rucker Johnson (University of California – Berkeley), and Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato (Stanford University), will join NBER President James Poterba (MIT) in reviewing fellowship applications. Applications will be evaluated on the quality of their research plan and the promise and research experience of the applicant. The fellowship recipient will be notified in January, 2024.