JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020

National Bureau of Economic Research

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Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Retirement and Disability Policy Research

JOE ID Number: 2019-02_111463963
Date Posted: 10/22/2019
Date Inactive: 01/31/2020
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Retirement and Disability Policy Research
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
JEL Classifications:
H -- Public Economics
I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
Social Security
Social Insurance
Full Text of JOE Listing:

NBER’s Fellowship Program in Retirement and Disability Policy Research, supported by the Social Security Administration, seeks applications from doctoral students for research aimed at the health, labor, behavioral, and other economic or policy aspects of retirement and/or disability.

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 policy relevance of the proposed research and potential to make an important contribution to understanding of retirement and/or disability.

The fellowship offers a 12-month stipend of $24,816 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 funded 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 retirement or 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:
  • Research Proposal - on your planned fellowship research (up to 3 pages of text, 2 pages of tables/graphs, 1 page of references).
  • Letters of Reference
  • Question and Answer
  • CV
Application deadline: 12/10/2019
  • Application Deadline Has Passed