The Stigler Center has recently launched its inaugural Affiliate Fellows program. This non-resident, 3-year appointment is designed to strengthen and cultivate a multidisciplinary community of scholars worldwide working on political economy, regulatory capture, and competitive markets. The Fellowship aims will support the research of up-and-coming academics both in and outside the field of economics, and we encourage applications from scholars from law, political science, public policy and other related disciplines. Read more about the inaugural cohort here.
Fellows will come to Chicago to attend an annual, invite-only, in-person conference aimed at discussing and improving their early research ideas. The goal of this conference will be to bring together academics from different backgrounds to exchange experiences and spur new collaborations that will shape the future of the field of political economy broadly defined. Fellows will also participate in a new online monthly public workshop to receive feedback on their work-in-progress articles and will have access to the Stigler Center Working Paper Series and to ProMarket.org to help disseminate their research.
New Fellows will join previously-appointed cohort annually.
Overall, pre-tenure and recently tenured scholars (<5 years) from the US and worldwide are encouraged to apply. 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 United States, academics outside the economics and finance disciplines, and academics from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in the academic field.
Fellowship Program Benefits
How to Apply
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dates and Deadlines
Applicants will be notified of final decisions in the spring.
- How do you define “recently tenured”?
Scholars who received tenure up to 5 years ago are eligible, along with pre-tenure scholars. This is because the program is designed specifically for scholars in the earlier stages of their academic career.
- 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 email@example.com
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org