For students pursuing a master’s degree in economics at George Mason University who are interested in gaining an advanced degree
in applied economics in preparation for a career in public policy.
Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are due Feb. 15, 2023.
The total award of up to $80,000 (over two years) includes:
A monthly stipend
Full tuition support (nine credits per semester)
Practical experience conducting and disseminating research with Mercatus scholars and staff on pertinent policy issues
In order to be accepted into the MA Fellowship program, you must either be:
Enrolled in Mason’s MA program in Economics
Applying to Mason’s MA program in Economics
If you are not already enrolled in Mason’s MA program in Economics, please complete the standard application for fall admission and indicate on the application that you would like to be considered for funding.
About the Fellowship
The Mercatus Center’s MA Fellowship program is 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 jobs in research, communications or outreach are ideal candidates for this fellowship.
Additional Financial Support
Additional sources of funding are available to our MA Fellows, including: