The Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellows Program at Yale University supports policy-relevant economics research by providing a high-quality education and training experience for individuals with bachelor’s or master’s degrees who are considering pursuing a Ph.D. in economics or a closely related discipline.
Pre-doctoral fellows work for one to two years as full-time Research Assistants for one or more faculty mentors and engage in additional education and training activities, including taking for credit or auditing one course per semester, participating in a weekly professional development seminar, and attending department research seminars. All positions are based on-campus, and most fellows work in common workspaces to foster camaraderie and peer learning.
We invite interested individuals to visit our website and apply to our 2020-21 cohort and join our vibrant and diverse community of approximately 30 scholars. Our program is strengthened when a diversity of backgrounds, identities, and viewpoints are represented. We encourage women and members of other underrepresented groups in economics to apply.
To apply, please review available positions listed on our webpage and complete our common application, which requests personal and educational background information, a ranking of faculty supervisors, and a single PDF containing a cover letter, a resume/CV, unofficial transcript(s), a writing sample, and a coding sample. Some faculty supervisors also request application materials directly (see Project Descriptions). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions have been filled.