PhD Fellowship Application

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The PhD Fellowship is a competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a doctoral degree in economics at George Mason University. Acceptance into the fellowship program is dependent on acceptance into the PhD program in economics at George Mason University. Please complete the standard application for fall admission to the PhD program in Economics at George Mason University, and indicate on the application that you would like to be considered for funding. If you have any questions, email PhDFellowship@mercatus.gmu.edu.
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Please upload a 1-2 page cover letter explaining your interest in the program. It should include a description of your graduate school plans, a description of your research and research interests, a description of your familiarity with the thinkers associated with the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy, and a description of what you hope to get out of the program.

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