Julian Simon Fellowships

Property and Environment Research Center (PERC)

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Apr 30, 2019

Applicant type: Faculty Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Montana

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: The application/decision process opened in the fall and will be open for several months. For maximum consideration it it best to get your application in soon.

The deadline above is an estimate based on the funder expecting to accept applications into the spring. Contact the funder for application details. 

The Julian Simon Fellowship is one of the nation’s most prestigious opportunities for scholars to develop policy-oriented research on natural resources and environmental conservation. The in-residence fellowship is intended to continue the legacy of the late Julian Simon, whose research led to a massive re-evaluation by scholars and policymakers of their views on the interplay between population, natural resources, the environment, and humans as “the ultimate resource.”

Each Julian Simon Fellow is expected to spend at least two months in residence at PERC developing a paper of publishable quality that has significant policy implications. During their stay at PERC, Julian Simon Fellows are expected to present a seminar on their work and participate in the stimulating intellectual life at PERC.

Julian Simon Fellows will receive an honorarium plus office space, office support, and a congenial, stimulating work environment. Fellows will be responsible for their accommodations in Bozeman.

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


  • The ideal candidate for this fellowship is someone like Julian:
    • an esteemed scholar with a focus on policy-relevant empirical work and an imaginative research agenda that emphasizes natural resources, environmental issues, and human ingenuity.
    • In the vein of Julian Simon, candidates should have a talent for communicating the important policy implications of their work to the public, thereby further extending the impact of the research.
  • Applicants should possesses:
    • a strong ability to communicate with non-technical audiences,
    • sense of humor,
    • ability to respond positively to constructive criticism
    • compassion for humanity
  • Applicants may be at any point in their careers, although a demonstrated record of research accomplishment is expected of every applicant.