James Buchanan Fellowship 2024 – 2025 (over $10,000) – APPLY NOW

Applications are now being accepted for the James Buchanan Fellowship for the academic year 2024 – 2025, offered by the Mercatus Center. This competitive one-year fellowship, providing a financial award of over $10,000, is designed for scholars from various disciplines who have recently completed their doctoral programs.

James Buchanan Fellowship 2024 - 2025 (over $10,000)
James Buchanan Fellowship 2024 – 2025 (over $10,000)

The fellowship aims to encourage early-career scholars to critically engage with ideas in the political economy of Adam Smith, as well as the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy.

James Buchanan Fellows will explore the contemporary applications of these ideas to social sciences, focusing on the dynamics and institutional foundations of economic, political, and social coordination.

Key Details About the Fellowship

  • Fellowship Duration: One year
  • Residency: Two weekends and one week at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
  • Topics: Mainline political economy discussions
  • Program Features: Readings, discussion sessions, lectures, formal meals, and hospitality

Qualifications for the Fellowship

To be eligible for the James Buchanan Fellowship, applicants must:

  1. Have graduated within the last five years from a doctoral program.
  2. Hold an academic position at an accredited university and/or a research position with an organization dedicated to in-depth research in social sciences and other sciences.

Benefits of the Fellowship

The total award, exceeding $10,000, includes:

  • Stipend
  • All required reading materials
  • Travel and lodging expenses for attending colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center

Application deadline

The deadline for submitting applications is March 15, 2024.

Application Process

The online application requires:

  1. A 1-2-page cover letter explaining your graduate school career, academic career goals, research interests and projects, familiarity with the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy, and what you hope to gain from the program.
  2. A current resume/CV
  3. A list of recent academic publications, if any
  4. Short answer questions

How do you apply for the Fellowship?

To start your application, click here. For more information about the Fellowship, click here.



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