News Release

Brookings Announces New Economic Studies Fellowships Funded by Mellon Foundation

October 23, 2000

The Brookings Institution announced today it is seeking candidates for the newly-created Early-Career Fellowships in Economic Studies funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowships are designed to offer outstanding economists the opportunity to pursue independent research on applied and policy issues in economics at Brookings.

Those selected for the fellowships will be able to draw on the resources of scholars at Brookings as well as the extended policy community in Washington, DC. Fellows also will be able to participate in workshops and conferences at Brookings. Those selected will spend up to one year at Brookings, beginning the summer of 2001. Brookings will provide salary and partial support for staff and research assistance.

The Mellon Fellows Program is designed to assist economists — priority given to junior faculty members who have between two and six years of teaching experience. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent and should be committed to undertaking research on interesting, real-world issues in economics and public policy.

The deadline for submitting applications is January 2, 2001. Candidates selected to receive a Mellon Fellowship will be notified by February 1, 2001.

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