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 2021-22 cohort and join our vibrant and diverse community of approximately 40 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, LGBTQ, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and first-generation low-income (FGLI) college students, among others.
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 a coding sample. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions have been filled.