Undergraduate Fellowship

For undergraduate students at George Mason University who are interested in learning more about political economy.

Application details coming soon.

Details

The total award of up to $1,000 per semester includes: 

  • A stipend
  • Meals and all required readings
  • Advice on research, jobs, and graduate school

Qualifications

In order to be accepted into the Undergraduate Fellowship program, you must be either:

  • Enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate program at George Mason University
  • Applying to a degree-granting undergraduate program at George Mason University

About the Fellowship

The Undergraduate Fellowship is a competitive, renewable fellowship program for undergraduate students at George Mason University. Fellowships are open to full- and part-time degree-seeking Mason students from any discipline who are interested in studying key ideas in political economy and learning how to utilize these ideas in academic and policy research.

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Have more questions? 

    All Undergraduate Fellowship applicants must be enrolled as a full- or part-time undergraduate degree-seeking student in good standing at George Mason University throughout their participation in the program.

    Yes, the Undergraduate Fellowship is open to Mason undergraduate students from any discipline or program.

    Students applying for the fall term of the Undergraduate Fellowship can expect to begin hearing from Mercatus with application decisions six to eight weeks after the application deadline.  Students applying for the spring term of the Undergraduate Fellowship can expect to begin hearing from Mercatus with application decisions one to two weeks before the start of the spring term.

    Yes, the Undergraduate Fellowship is a supplemental program and fellows may hold jobs and other fellowships/assistantships during their time in the program.

    The terms of the Undergraduate Fellowship carry with them the expectation that fellows will be substantially involved in the entirety of the formal program schedule. Undergraduate Fellows study and discuss numerous key contributions to economics in a limited number of sessions, so attendance at each required event is vital. Undergraduate Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend other optional Mercatus Center workshops and events as their schedule allows.

    Specific dates are subject to some variability and are communicated to successful applicants.

    All required readings and other materials will be distributed to fellows in advance of each event. Undergraduate Fellows will have the readings at the beginning of each fellowship term.

    Yes. Undergraduate Fellows are eligible to apply for conference travel and research support. Undergraduate Fellows who continue their studies in graduate school are also encouraged to apply to the Mercatus Center’s graduate student fellowship programs.

    Yes.

    Email [email protected] regarding general questions about the Fellowship or questions about you application materials or application status.

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    Confirm your qualifications

    In order to be accepted into the Undergraduate Fellowship program, you must be either:

    • Enrolled in a degree-granting undergraduate program at George Mason University
    • Applying to a degree-granting undergraduate program at George Mason University

    Review requirements

    Review the program requirements to ensure the Undergraduate Fellowship is right for you.

    Application details coming soon.