Call for Proposals for PER Research Fellow (Ph.D. Students)

The Program for Economic Research (PER) invites proposals for the PER Research Fellow program.  PER supports research activities at the highest level and aims to promote research collaboration and development of new research areas within the field.  PER will award up to 17 grants of $2,000 each for Ph.D. student working with a faculty in the Department of Economics.  Each Ph.D. student will work jointly with a faculty member.

Proposals are evaluated on the intellectual merit and innovation of the proposed project, on the grant’s relationship to the proposed project, on the project’s organization and judicious use of funds, and on the plausibility of the student’s plan to scale the project.

The allocation of funds is subject to student’s employment eligibility.  Variables include the student’s citizenship and appointment/fellowship status with the University.

Application Guidance:

Ph.D. students in the Department of Economics at Columbia University are eligible to apply for the PER Research Fellow program.  Sponsoring faculty members are encouraged to provide extra funding support for the PER Research Fellow; the magnitude of faculty support can be stated in the proposal.  Award recipients are required to identify PER’s sponsorship on all published papers.

Applicants should submit:

  • A 2-page proposal (typically less than 500 words) that describes the proposed research, and the work the student will be doing for /with faculty, including: (1) objective(s) and economic significance of the proposed work; (2) suitability of the methods to be employed; (3) nature of the collaboration between faculty and graduate student; (4) effect of the activity on the discourse/ field; (5) it should present the merits of the proposed project clearly and should be prepared with care and thoroughness.
  • Full contact information of student and faculty.
  • Proposals should be submitted electronically as a single PDF FILE document to: econ-per@columbia.edu

Duration:                             June, July, August

Award Amount:                 $2,000

Application Deadline:      Monday, April 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Please contact PER at econ-per@columbia.edu with any questions on this process.

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1022 International Affairs Building (IAB)

Mail Code 3308

420 West 118th Street

New York, NY 10027

Ph: (212) 854-3680
Fax: (212) 854-0749
Business Hours:
Mon–Fri, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.