James Buchanan Fellowship

To introduce early-career scholars to the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy.

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are due April 15, 2024.

The total award of up to $10,000 includes:

A stipend
All required reading materials
Travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center

In order to be accepted into the James Buchanan Fellowship program, you must:

Have graduated within the last five years from a doctoral program
Have an academic position at an accredited university and/or a research position with an organization dedicated to in-depth research in social sciences and other sciences

About the Fellowship
The Mercatus Center’s James Buchanan Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program awarded to scholars in any discipline who have recently graduated from their doctoral programs. The aim of this fellowship is to encourage early-career scholars to critically engage ideas in the political economy of Adam Smith and the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. In addition, James Buchanan Fellows will be introduced to contemporary applications of these ideas to questions in social sciences dealing with the dynamics and institutional underpinnings of economic, political, and social coordination.


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