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SIEPR/Economics Predoctoral Research Fellowship Program

Fellows are appointed as non-matriculated graduate students and have the opportunity to fully engage in the intellectual life at Stanford University. They dedicate a significant portion of their time to an empirical research project and can take courses at Stanford University for credit (up to one 3-unit course per quarter). The fellowship offers tuition, health insurance, and a living stipend.

Meet our current Predoctoral Research Fellows

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Diversity and Inclusivity

The SIEPR Predoctoral Research Fellow program is committed to creating inclusive research spaces for all. We value diverse backgrounds and perspectives and are a proud participant of Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers (PREDOC). The goal of our program is to help foster the growth of the next generation of researchers in economics and public policy.

Interested applicants should have

  • Completed a 4-year undergraduate degree (bachelors or foreign equivalent) in economics, statistics, applied mathematics, or a related field.

  • Strong quantitative background and interest in learning cutting-edge research methods.

  • Creative and independent problem-solving skills.

  • Experience programming in Stata and R, and may have experience with GIS, Matlab, and other statistical packages.

  • An interest in pursuing a PhD in Economics or a related field.

Apply to be a Fellow

Faculty Mentors

The program enables our faculty to expand their research capacity on policy-relevant topics. By expanding the talent pool from which future contributions to the economic policy will be made, we directly contribute to SIEPR’s mission of engaging future scholars in high-quality economic policy research.

See the current faculty mentors


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