Economic Research Dissertation Fellowships

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco economists conduct cutting-edge research to make substantive contributions to the analysis and conduct of monetary policy. The summer fellowship offers individuals at the dissertation writing stage an opportunity to interact with economists and visiting faculty from nearby institutions, make progress in writing their dissertation, and increase their exposure to scholarly research.

Fellows will participate in department research activities, such as seminars and brown bags, as well as discuss and advance current research projects with feedback from department economists, and support from department computing and data resources. The fellowships carry a stipend.

Candidates are sought in the fields of macroeconomics (broadly defined), financial economics, and labor economics. Potential synergies with department economists will be considered in particular.

Fellowship details

Qualifications and requirements

Fellowships are open to Ph.D. students from all Ph.D.-granting colleges and universities. Applicants must:

  • Have passed their qualifying examinations
  • Be at the dissertation stage of their program
  • Have legal work status in the Unites States (i.e., citizenship, work visa)
  • Be available to work for the full duration of the 6-8 week fellowship
  • Attend one brown bag
  • Interact with department economists
  • Reside in the San Francisco Bay Area during fellowship

Application packets should include:

  • CV
  • Sample research paper
  • Cover letter
  • Two (2) letters of reference


March 15, 2017 Accepting applications for 2017

By April 1, 2017 Application review and selection

June-September, 2017 6-8 week fellowship

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