SIEPR Predoctoral Research Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunity
United States of America
Posted 3 years ago

The SIEPR/Economics Predoctoral Research Fellowship program is a full-time, post-baccalaureate program designed to prepare individuals wishing to gain valuable training and experience toward a career in academic research in economics or public policy.

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) is a research organization committed to scholarship that helps address the real-world challenges facing governments and businesses in the United States and around the world. SIEPR’s goal is to raise living standards and improve the quality of life by making economic policy more effective at all levels.

Fellows will be expected to fully engage in the intellectual life at Stanford University. They dedicate a significant portion of their time to an empirical research project and can take graduate-level courses at Stanford University for credit (up to one course per quarter).

They are seeking highly skilled and motivated individuals to join their full-time  Predoctoral Research Fellowship position for a period of at least one year. The positions are based at the Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University.

Fellows start in June or July, although a September start date may be negotiable. International applicants are welcome to apply.

Nationality Eligible: They accept international applicants. International applicants will be sponsored on a J-1 visa. Students eligible for OPT are encouraged to use that during the fellowship.

Institution of Fellowship: Stanford University

Fellowship duration: At least one year

Fellowship Offer: The fellowship offers tuition, health insurance, and a living stipend ($48,000 in 2017-2018).


  • Completed a 4-year undergraduate degree (bachelors or foreign equivalent) in economics, statistics, applied mathematics, or a related field;
  • A strong quantitative background and interest in learning cutting-edge research methods;
  • Creative and independent problem-solving skills;
  • Experience programming in Stata and R, and may have experience with GIS, Matlab, and other statistical packages; and
  • An interest in pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics or a related field


All application material should be submitted via the application portal.

For further questions, please email

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018


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