As of August 11, 2021, George Mason University will require all individuals on our campus to wear masks indoors, including classrooms and laboratories, regardless of vaccination status. For more information, please see Mason’s updated mask policy.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.