PhD in Economics

Program Scholarships

Economics Fellowships

Fellowships for students pursuing a PhD in economics are available on a competitive basis. These fellowships do not require a work component and are intended to provide limited support for a doctoral student’s graduate studies.

Economics Scholarships

Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis for full-time PhD students. Assistantships generally require 20 hours of work per week. Amounts generally range between $10,000 and $18,000, with most of these awards providing for partial or full waiver of tuition. These awards are available both through the Department of Economics and through the affiliated Mercatus Center. Part-time teaching opportunities are also available for advanced PhD students.

Questions regarding funding opportunities for PhD students can be emailed to Mary Jackson at

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