The Mercatus MA Fellowship is a two-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a master’s degree in economics at George Mason University who are interested in gaining advanced training in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy. Successful MA Fellows have secured public policy positions as Presidential Management Fellows, economists and analysts in federal and state governments, and policy analysts at prominent research institutions.
The MA Fellowship program targeted toward students with an interest in gaining advanced training in economics, but who do not anticipate a career in academia. Students who anticipate working in public policy are ideal candidates for this fellowship.
The total award of up to $80,000 (over two years) includes a monthly stipend, full tuition support (nine credits per semester), and practical experience as a research assistant working with scholars at the Mercatus Center.
Graduate Student Programs is no longer accepting applications for the MA Fellowship for the 2014-2015 academic year.