Mercatus centre invites applications from interested and eligible candidates for its Adam Smith Fellowship in the USA, commencing 2021.
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University (previously the Center for the Study of Market Processes) has recruited, trained, and supported graduate students who have gone on to pursue careers in academia, government, and public policy as well as supported scholars pursuing research on the cutting edge of academia.
The Adam Smith Fellowship is a co-sponsored program of the Mercatus Center and Liberty Fund, Inc. Adam Smith Fellowships are awarded to graduate students attending PhD programs at any university and in any discipline, including but not limited to economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology.
The aim of these fellowships is to introduce students to and encourage them to critically engage key thinkers in political economy that they might not otherwise encounter during their graduate studies. As such, Adam Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy.
Worth of Award
The total award of up to $10,000 includes a stipend and travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center
Mercatus Center Adam Smith Fellows are required to:
- Remain enrolled as a degree seeking doctoral student throughout their participation in the Adam Smith Fellowship Program
- Attend and actively participate in all aspects of the scheduled program of events (i.e. the three weekends and one weeklong colloquia) including meals and organized social activities
- Arrive on time and prepared for each colloquia session having carefully read the assigned reading in advance
- Complete a short evaluation survey following each colloquium
- Maintain an up to date record with the program of a valid postal address to which packages can be shipped
- Submit an updated curriculum vita on request, quarterly over the course of their participation in the program.
Mercatus Center Adam Smith Fellows are expected to:
- Coordinate their schedules to arrive in the DC metro area before 5pm each Thursday for the weekend colloquia, making arrangements with their home institution to cover any teaching assignments that might present scheduling conflicts with travel
- Coordinate their schedules to arrive in the DC metro area before 5pm on Sunday for the weeklong colloquia, making arrangements with their home institution to cover any teaching assignments that might present scheduling conflicts with travel
- Submit expense reimbursements within 15 days of the adjourning session of each colloquium
Mercatus Center Adam Smith Fellows are encouraged to:
- Build relationships with Mercatus Center faculty
- Build relationships with other program participants
- Become engaged with professional organizations that support the schools of thought covered in the program, as appropriate
How to Apply
In order to apply to the Morgenstern Fellowship, please click the “Apply Now” Button and complete the online application via their website. The online application includes:
- A 1-2 page cover letter explaining
- your graduate school career to date
- your research and research interest,
- your familiarity with the thinkers associated with the Austrian, Virginia and Bloomington schools of political economy, and
- what you hope to get out of the program.
- A current resume/CV
- A few short answer questions
- If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
Deadline: applications should be submitted on or before March 15, 2021