Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships

Resources for the Future


Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $18,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 31, 2018

Applicant type: PhD Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

Degree requirements: Applicants must be on the last year of their PhD

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Overview:

About Resources for the Future

Mission

RFF’s mission is to improve environmental and natural resource policymaking worldwide through objective social science research of the highest caliber.

Vision

RFF envisions a world where environmental and economic decisions in the public and private sectors are made with a full understanding of the potential implications for present and future generations and the world in which they live.

Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

In honor of former RFF President Joseph L. Fisher, RFF awards academic fellowships in support of doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy. Awardees will be invited to give a presentation of their research at RFF, for which RFF will pay reasonable travel expenses.

RFF’s primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences, and proposals originating in these fields will have the greatest likelihood of success. Proposals from the physical or biological sciences must have an immediate and obvious link to environmental policy matters.


You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • This fellowship supports graduate students in the final year of their dissertation research.
    • Fellowship applicants for 2017–2018 must expect to complete all requirements for their doctorate by the end of summer 2018.
  • Applicants must also have completed the preliminary examinations for their doctorate prior to the application deadline. This requirement will be strictly enforced.
  • The program is open to both US and non-US citizens, provided that the latter have proper work and residency documentation.
  • Doctoral dissertation research on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy.
    • Proposals from the physical or biological sciences must have an immediate and obvious link to environmental policy matters.

Ineligibility:

  • All other financial assistance must be disclosed to RFF and it is expected that fellowship recipients will not engage in full-time employment during the period of fellowship tenure.