Participants spend 12 weeks at our Hyde Park campus auditing classes, participating in Stigler Center events, collaborating with peers, and networking with university scholars.

To be considered for the program, the following items must be submitted through our online application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Three published news articles
    • Submit a copy of three published news articles, preferably in English. If the articles are not in English, a translation should be submitted along with the original articles.
    • For TV or radio journalists, please include links to your video/audio files in a PDF or Word document along with English transcriptions.
  • Personal essays (500 words max)
    • Describe your interest in the program and the goals you hope to achieve through the program.
    • Tell us more about your experience and interest in the field of economics and political economy and what you hope to learn in these areas.
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Proof of English proficiency (if applicable)
    • Non-native English speakers must submit proof of English proficiency (waived if your undergraduate or graduate degree was obtained in a college/university where English is the primary language of instruction or in an English-speaking country). Examples of proof of English proficiency include:
      • Certificates or standardized test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT, Cambridge, Duolingo, etc.)
      • English equivalency diploma or certificate awarded by accredited national education institution
      • Work experience in an English-speaking office with letter from a manager affirming language skills

Dates and Deadlines

The deadline for applications for the Spring 2022 program was Sunday, October 10, 11:59pm Central (Chicago) Time.

Applicants will be notified of final decisions in December.

The Spring 2022 program will run from approximately March 22 - June 4, 2022.