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Mason University PhD Fellowship 2024-25 (Fully Funded)
George Mason University, a leading public research institution in Virginia, invites outstanding individuals to apply for its prestigious PhD Fellowship program for the academic year 2024-2025. This competitive fellowship aims to foster the next generation of economic scholars equipped to address contemporary policy challenges and contribute to global economic prosperity. The PhD Fellowship is a competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a doctoral degree in economics at George Mason University. Their PhD Fellows take courses in market process economics, public choice, and institutional analysis and work on projects that use these lenses to understand global prosperity and social change. Successful PhD Fellows have secured tenure-track positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States and in Europe. Fellows will join a network of Mercatus students, alumni, and scholars who are conducting and engaging with cutting edge research in contemporary political economy.
The Mercatus Center, a renowned institute at George Mason University dedicated to advancing the understanding of market processes and public choice, administers the PhD Fellowship program. As a Mercatus PhD Fellow, you will embark on a transformative journey of intellectual exploration and professional development, guided by renowned faculty members and immersed in a stimulating research environment. Throughout the fellowship, you will delve into the intricacies of market process economics, public choice, and institutional analysis, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the forces that shape economic systems and influence human behavior. Your research endeavors will focus on applying these theoretical frameworks to real-world issues, shedding light on critical questions facing societies around the globe. Beyond academic pursuits, the PhD Fellowship provides a holistic learning experience that equips you with essential skills for a successful career in academia or the policy arena.
You will participate in workshops, seminars, and conferences, expanding your professional network and enhancing your expertise in communication, presentation, and research methodologies. The Mercatus PhD Fellowship is not merely a financial aid package; it is a gateway to a world of intellectual possibilities and professional growth. As a fellow, you will join a vibrant community of scholars, researchers, and policy experts, collaborating on cutting-edge research projects and shaping the future of economic discourse.
Full tuition waiver: This means that Fellows will not have to pay any tuition fees for their doctoral studies. This can save Fellows tens of thousands of dollars over the course of their program.
Total stipend up to $200,000: This stipend is designed to cover the living expenses of Fellows. This includes housing, food, transportation, and other essential costs.
Health insurance and other benefits: Fellows are eligible for health insurance and other benefits, such as dental and vision insurance.
Research and travel support: Fellows may receive funding for research and travel expenses. This funding can be used to support a variety of research activities, such as data collection, fieldwork, and conference attendance.
Access to world-class faculty and research facilities: Mason University has a world-class faculty and research facilities. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with leading scholars in their field and use cutting-edge research equipment.
Opportunities for professional development and networking: Mason University offers a variety of professional development and networking opportunities for Fellows. These opportunities can help Fellows develop the skills and connections they need to succeed in their chosen field.
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Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in economics or a related field from an accredited institution.
Applicants must have a strong academic record with a minimum GPA of 3.5.
Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in pursuing a PhD in economics.
Applicants must have a clear research agenda and potential for success in the PhD program.