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  • Applications - Pre-Doctoral Fellows Program Yale

    Call for Applications: Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellows Program at Yale University

    The Tobin Center / Economics Pre-Doctoral Fellows Program at Yale University supports policy-relevant economics research by providing a high-quality education and training experience for individuals with bachelor’s or master’s degrees who are considering pursuing a Ph.D. in economics or a closely related discipline.

    Pre-doctoral fellows work for one to two years as full-time research assistants for one or more faculty mentors and engage in additional education and training activities, including taking for credit or auditing one course per semester, participating in a weekly professional development seminar, and attending department research seminars. All positions are based on-campus, and most fellows work in common workspaces to foster camaraderie and peer learning.

     We invite interested individuals to apply to our 2022-23 cohort and join our vibrant and diverse community of approximately 50 scholars. Our program is strengthened when a diversity of backgrounds, identities, and viewpoints are represented. We encourage members of historically underrepresented groups in economics to apply, including women, non-binary, LGBTQ+, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and first-generation low-income (FGLI) college students, among others. We also encourage applications from individuals with past experience and future aspirations to study issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and identity.

    To apply, please review available positions listed on our webpage and complete our common application, which requests personal and educational background information, a ranking of faculty supervisors, and a single PDF containing a cover letter that includes the contact information for 2-3 references, a resume/CV, a diversity statement (optional), unofficial transcript(s), a writing sample, and coding sample(s). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions have been filled. 

    For more information, contact: Rebecca Toseland at

If you have any questions, please contact Economics Advising Office at 860-486-3022.