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February 1, 2018 - July 31, 2018

National Bureau of Economic Research

Predoctoral Fellowship in Disability Policy Research

JOE ID Number: 2018-01_111459882
Date Posted: 02/14/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Predoctoral Fellowship in Disability Policy Research
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
JEL Classifications:
I1 -- Health
J1 -- Demographic Economics
Social Insurance
Full Text of JOE Listing:

NBER’s Fellowship Program in Disability Policy Research, supported by the Social Security Administration, seeks applications from doctoral students for research to deepen our understanding of health and economic implications of disability and disability policy.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide time and resources for independent research, with supervision from one’s dissertation advisor. Selections are based on reviewers’ assessment of the relevance of the proposed research and potential to make an important contribution to understanding of disability policy. Information on research priorities is available at

The fellowship offers a 12-month stipend of $23,376 and covers tuition at the fellow’s home institution (up to $16,000) plus health insurance and limited funds for research expenses and travel. A research paper or progress report on the proposed topic must be submitted by the end of the fellowship year, and will be a critical component of renewal applications.

Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time PhD student at a North American college or university, address a topic directly relevant to disability policy, and be recommended by their dissertation supervisor. NBER is not able to sponsor a visa for this position.

NBER strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Requirements:
  • CV
  • Letters of Reference
  • Research Proposal
Application deadline: 03/30/2018
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