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Graduate Fellowships & Awards

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) supports graduate students each year through graduate fellowships and research funding. Questions regarding these opportunities should be directed to

Graduate Student Fellowships

The fellowships provide up to three quarters of fellowship support in the form of tuition and a graduate student stipend to qualified applicants pursuing policy-relevant economics research. Awardees are asked to submit a summary of their work upon completion of the fellowship. Graduate students seeking tuition and stipend support from SIEPR may apply to SIEPR’s fellowship application and will be matched to appropriate fellowships by the review committee.

To apply, you must complete our online application form and submit your prospectus, CV, and a letter describing your project in non-academic terms. We do not require a letter from your academic mentor.

Our 2019-2020 application has closed. We will open 2020-2021 applications in March 2020.

Shultz Graduate Student Funding in Economic Policy

Every year, SIEPR funds a select number of graduate students through the Shultz Dissertation Fund to support graduate students with gathering and working with primary economic data. The funds may be used to pay for travel and expenses necessary to put together original data sets or to acquire commercial data sets.

All dissertation-level students enrolled at Stanford and working on economic issues are eligible for support. To apply, you must complete our online application form and submit a project description, budget, CV, and letter from your advisor.

We accept applications twice per year for the Shultz Funding, due at the end of October and mid-April.

Our Autumn 2019 application period has closed. The next application cycle will open in Spring 2020.

Landau Discussion Paper Prize

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) awards the Claire and Ralph Landau Student Discussion Paper Prize for the best student-written SIEPR working paper.

The $2,500 prize is a tribute to the Landaus and their countless contributions to SIEPR and Stanford’s economics department.

Landau submissions open in March and are due on April 15. We are not currently accepting applications.