To promote research on the determinants and consequences of racial and ethnic disparities in economic outcomes, the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), with the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is accepting applications for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship to support research by an early-career economist. Research might consider, among other topics, disparities in wealth, labor market outcomes, and the impact of economic shocks such as downturns or the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 $90,000 stipend for the 2022-23 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 are expected to represent the fellow’s primary responsibility during the year. Applicants must have completed their PhD by June, 2022 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 (preferable 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 January 19, 2022. 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 which will be available around December 1, 2021. Please check back at that time; the link will be added to this announcement as soon as it is available.
A selection committee consisting of NBER Research Associates Trevon Logan (The Ohio State University), James Poterba (MIT), Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato (Duke University), the director of this fellowship program, and Ebonya Washington (Yale University), will review the 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 February, 2022.