Applications Now Open for 2024
The Stigler Center's Affiliate Fellows Program is a non-resident, 3-year appointment designed to strengthen and cultivate a multidisciplinary community of scholars worldwide working on political economy, regulatory capture, and competitive markets. The Fellowship supports the research of up-and-coming academics in diverse fields, including economics, law, political science, public policy, and other related disciplines. Read more about the current cohort here.
The 2024 Call for Applications is now open with a deadline of January 16, 2024.
Fellows attend an annual, invite-only, in-person conference in Chicago to discuss and improve their early research ideas. The conference brings together academics from different backgrounds to exchange experiences and spur new collaborations to shape the future of the field of political economy broadly defined. Fellows also participate in an online monthly workshop to receive feedback on their work-in-progress articles and have access to the Stigler Center Working Paper Series and to ProMarket.org to disseminate their research.
New Fellows will join previously-appointed cohort annually.
For the 2024 application, the Stigler Center seeks applications for the program from pre-tenure scholars based at institutions outside the US. Completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. or equivalent degree (includes JD) is required at the time of appointment.
The Stigler Center is committed to expanding the voices contributing to the field of political economy. To that end, the Center actively seeks applications from academics outside the economics and finance disciplines and academics from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the academic field.
Fellowship Program Benefits
To be considered for the fellowship, the following items must be submitted through our online application by the deadline below:
- Curriculum vitae
- Cover letter (up to 2 pages) indicating interest
- Research plan (up to 4 pages), includes potential working papers to be developed during the Fellowship and their respective timelines
- One representative writing sample
- One letter of recommendation (may also be e-mailed to email@example.com)
Dates and Deadlines
Applications must be received by January 16, 2024, by 11:59pm CT Chicago time
Applicants will be notified of final decisions in the spring.
- Can I apply if I do not meet the criteria?
For the 2024 application, please do not apply unless you meet the criteria of a pre-tenure scholar based at an institution outside the US. (Please note that the criteria varies year-to-year based on cohort size and aims, and future calls for applications may be expanded.)
- Who should I address my application to?
Applications may be addressed to the “Selection Committee.”
- How do I submit my recommendation letter?
Recommendation letters may be uploaded by the applicant on the application form along with their other application materials. Alternately, recommenders may send their letters directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Do I need to submit a diversity statement?
Diversity statements are optional, but can be added to your research agenda.
Statement on Diversity
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. Read more about the University’s Statements on Diversity
For questions about this program, please contact: email@example.com