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NBER’s 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 NBER’s large network of prominent investigators in this field. Learn more about the program.  

The fellowship offers a 12-month stipend of $26,352; carrel space and use of computer facilities at the NBER’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.


Applications are being accepted for 8 fellowships in 2022-2023.  Applicants must be

  • US citizens, lawfully admitted to the US for permanent residence, or non-citizen nationals of the US and
  • 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, members of groups who are under-represented in the economics profession, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Please refer to for more information about NIH recruitment goals.

Deadline:  December 8, 2022

Application Materials Required:

  • CV
  • Letter of reference from dissertation advisor
  • a brief summary (no more than 500 words) of academic background and research interests

Please visit Jobs for Economists to upload application materials for this position: