JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

National Bureau of Economic Research

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Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Retirement and Disability Policy Research

JOE ID Number: 2021-02_111467520
Date Posted: 09/27/2021
Date Inactive: 01/31/2022
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, supported by the Social Security Administration, seeks applications from doctoral students for research on health, labor, behavioral, and other economic/policy aspects of retirement and/or disability.

The fellowship provides time and resources for independent research, with supervision from one’s dissertation advisor. Selections are based on reviewers’ assessment of the policy relevance and potential of the proposal to make an important contribution to understanding of retirement and/or disability.

The fellowship offers a 12-month stipend of $25,836 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 full-time PhD candidates 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.

Applications that are not marked “Complete” by the deadline will not be considered.

Application Requirements:
  • Brief Research Proposal on your planned fellowship research
  • Question and Answer
  • Letters of Reference
  • CV
Application deadline: 12/09/2021
Reference Instructions:
Recommendation Letter from dissertation advisor
  • Application Deadline Has Passed