Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship at Mercatus Center in USA 2021 (Win $7,000)

The Mercatus centre invites applications from interested and eligible candidates for its Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship in the USA in 2021.

The Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program awarded to graduate students with training in quantitative methods who are attending PhD programs from any university in a variety of fields including economics, political science and sociology.

The aim of this fellowship is to expose students to strategies for utilizing quantitative techniques to explore key questions and themes advanced the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. Oskar Morgenstern Fellows spend two weekends and half a week during the academic year participating in colloquia on these three schools of political economy.

Worth of Award

  • A total of award of up to $7,000 includes a stipend, travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center
  • Oskar Morgenstern Fellows are eligible to apply for conference and research support and are eligible to re-apply each year of their studies.


Mercatus Center Oskar Morgenstern Fellows are required to:

  • Remain enrolled as a degree-seeking doctoral student throughout their participation in the Oskar Morgenstern Fellowship.
  • Attend and actively participate in all aspects of the scheduled program of events (i.e. the two weekend and half-weeklong colloquia) including meals and organized social activities.
  • Meet stated deadlines with respect to the preparation of their research proposals.
  • 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.
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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]
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Deadline: applications should be submitted on or before March 15, 2021 


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