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Graduate Student Awards

Graduate students may receive one of the following awards.

Robert Eisner Graduate Fellowship

About the award

One fellowship is awarded each year. The award covers tuition and a stipend for the coming Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters. 

Criteria

This fellowship is awarded to a graduate student who has distinguished him- or herself in both teaching and research. Typically, but not necessarily, the fellowship is awarded to a student who will be entering their fourth year. Nominees must have successfully defended their dissertation prospectus. This is the Department’s highest honor bestowed on a graduate student at this stage of their studies.

Nomination process

Faculty nominated. A brief nomination e-mail should be send by a faculty member (typically the student’s advisor) to Professor Wojciech Olszewski, Director of Graduate Studies by August 15. The Awards Committee will solicit any additional information required on a short list of candidates after the deadline. This information will include the nominee’s performance as a Teaching Assistant.

Susan Schmidt Bies Prizes for Doctoral Student Research on Economics and Public Policy

About the award

Maximum of two awards per year. $1000 to each winner in the form of a research account. 

Criteria

Best third-year Ph.D. student research papers on topics relevant to analysis of economic policy. These are typically papers presented as part of the Economics 501 Graduate Student Seminar, or its equivalent.

Nomination process

Student nominated. Students with appropriate papers on subjects relevant to the analysis of economic policy should submit a PDF of their full paper to Professor Wojciech Olszewski, Director of Graduate Studies by August 15. 

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