The Program for Economic Research (PER) invites applications for the 2021 PER Summer Research Fellow program. PER will award up to 6 grants of $2,000 each for M.A. student elected by a faculty in the Department of Economics. Each M.A. student will work jointly with a faculty member.
The allocation of funds is subject to student’s employment eligibility. Variables include the student’s citizenship and appointment/fellowship status with the University. MA students in the Department of Economics at Columbia University are eligible to apply for the PER Research Fellow program. Participating faculty members will be encouraged to provide extra funding support for the PER Research Fellow. Award recipients are required to identify PER’s sponsorship on all published papers.
Applicants should submit:
- An Application Form
- One-page cover letter describing the applicant’s research interest and relevant skills, including experience with computer programming languages, statistical software packages, database applications, and machine learning techniques. Cover letter should note whether a) the student’s work will be done independently with faculty oversight or b) the student’s work is in support of an ongoing faculty research project.
- Current CV
Applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF FILE document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Duration: June, July, August
Award Amount: $2,000
Application Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM
Please contact PER at email@example.com with any questions on this process.