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 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 research and research interests, your familiarity with Mason and Mercatus scholars and the research they engage in, and what you hope to get out of the program.

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