Julian Simon Fellowship Program

Property and Environment Research Center (PERC)

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Mar 28, 2021 10:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Faculty Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Montana

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The Julian Simon Fellowship is one of the nation’s most prestigious opportunities for scholars to develop policy-relevant 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.” 

The ideal candidate for this fellowship is someone like Julian Simon: 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. 

The Julian Simon Fellowship will provide you with a chance to network with leaders in diverse fields of study related to free market environmentalism. The congenial atmosphere is appealing to those who are careful thinkers, have an ability to communicate with non-technical audiences, and have a strong passion for conservation. PERC provides a stimulating work environment in a locale of unparalleled natural beauty.

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.

Eligibility:

  • 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.