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Adam Smith Fellowship at Mercatus Center in USA 2021

Mercatus center invites applications from interested and eligible candidates for its Adam Smith Fellowship in the USA, commencing 2021.

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University (previously referred to as the Center for the Study of Market Processes) has enrolled, trained, and supported graduate candidates who have proceeded to pursue professions in academic world, government, and public policy and also supported scholars engaging in research on the cutting edge of academia.

The Adam Smith Fellowship program is a co-sponsored fellowship program of the Mercatus Center and Liberty Fund, Inc. Adam Smith Fellowship programs are granted to graduate scholars attending PhD studies at any university and in any field, comprising but not limited to philosophy, economics, political science, and sociology.

The objective of these fellowship programs is to introduce scholars to and inspire them to analytically take on key thinkers in political economy that they might not otherwise come across during their graduate programs. As such, Adam Smith Fellows use three weekends during the academic session and one week during the summer taking part in workshops and seminars at the Virginia, Austrian, and Bloomington schools of political economy.

Worth of Adam Smith Fellowship at Mercatus Center

The total award amount of up to $10,000 comprises an allowance and travel and accommodation to attend workshops hosted by the Mercatus Center.

Eligibility for Adam Smith Fellowship at Mercatus Center

Mercatus Center Adam Smith Fellows are required to:

  • Remain enrolled as a degree seeking doctoral student throughout their participation in the Adam Smith Fellowship Program
  • Be present at and actively take part in all aspects of the scheduled program of activities (i.e. the three weekends and one workshop lasting one week) comprising meals and organized social events
  • Arrive punctually and ready for each colloquia session having meticulously studied the assigned reading in advance
  • Fill out a short assessment survey after each colloquium
  • Maintain an up to date record with the program of a valid postal address to which packages can be shipped
  • Hand in an up-to-date CV on request, quarterly for the period of their membership in the program.

Mercatus Center Adam Smith Fellows are expected to:

  • Organize their schedules to get to the DC metro area prior to 5pm each Thursday for the weekend workshop, making plans with their home institution to make other arrangements for any teaching assignments that might cause scheduling conflicts with travel
  • Organize their schedules to get to the DC metro area prior to 5pm on Sunday for the weeklong workshop, making plans with their home institution to make other arrangements for any teaching assignments that might cause scheduling conflicts with travel
  • Hand in cost refunds within 15 days of the adjourning session of each workshop

Mercatus Center Adam Smith Fellows are encouraged to:

  • Build relationships with Mercatus Center faculty
  • Build relationships with other program participants
  • Become involved with professional establishments that back the schools of thought covered in the program, as applicable.

How to Apply for Adam Smith Fellowship at Mercatus Center

In order to apply to the Adam Smith Fellowship, please click the “Apply Now” Button and complete the online application via their website. The online application includes:

  • A 1-2 page cover letter explaining
  • your graduate school career to date
  • your research and research interest,
  • your acquaintance with the thinkers linked with the Virginia, Austrian, and Bloomington schools of political economy, and
  • what you anticipate to gain from the program.
  • A current resume/CV
  • A few short answer questions
  • If you have any queries, please send an email [email protected]

It is the candidate’s responsibility to decide whether work related to finishing a dissertation or going on the job market will inhibit full participation in the program.  Candidates who can commit to complete involvement in the program are strongly implored to apply.

Application Deadline

Applications have to be submitted on or prior to March 15, 2021

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