The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is currently accepting applications for our graduate student programs for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The MA Fellowship is a competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a master's degree in economics at George Mason University who are interested in gaining advanced training in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy. The MA Fellowship includes full tuition support, a stipend, and a research assistantship position with Mercatus scholars. Successful MA Fellows have secured public policy positions in federal and state government, and at prominent research institutions. Ideal candidates are students who are interested in pursuing a career in public policy rather than academia.
The PhD Fellowship is a three year competitive fellowship program for students who are pursuing a PhD in economics at George Mason University. The PhD Fellowship includes full tuition support, a stipend, and a research assistantship position with faculty in the Mason economics department. PhD fellows take courses in Virginia political economy, Austrian economics, and institutional analysis and work on projects that use these lenses to understand global prosperity and social change.
The Adam Smith Fellowship is awarded to graduate students attending PhD programs in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. The aim of this fellowship is to introduce students to key thinkers in political economy that they might not otherwise encounter during their graduate studies. Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer in residence at George Mason University participating in workshops and seminars in Austrian economics, constitutional political economy, and institutional analysis.
For more information about our students programs, please visit grad.mercatus.org.