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Ph.D. Program in Economics and Public Policy

Current Opportunities

North East Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC) Conference
NEUDC has organized an annual conference on development economics since 1967. The conference now boasts roughly 400 participants per year from all over the world and welcomes papers that investigate topics in economic development. Tufts hosted NEUDC in 2017 and 2009.

Tufts University Graduate Funding Opportunities
Graduate students at Tufts are encouraged to apply for funding, participate in development workshops, and engage in the research process. Many additional opportunities are available through the department or faculty mentors.

Empirics and Methods in Economics Conference (EMCON) at the University of Chicago
This annual conference on October 11-12th, 2019, is for PhD students interested in applied topics and empirical methods in economics. Jointly organised by PhD students from The University of Chicago and Northwestern University, the conference offers its participants an excellent opportunity to present their work, exchange ideas and foster research collaboration.

Traditional Canada Fulbright Student Award
The Fulbright Student Award is open to graduate students who are US citizen that wish to conduct research in Canada for nine months in 2020/2021. Deadline for application October 8, 2019.

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants
This program is designed to improve the quality of dissertation research. The grants allow doctoral students to undertake significant data-gathering projects and to conduct field research in settings away from their campus that would not otherwise be possible.

U.S. Fulbright Program
The Fulbright Program, the U.S. Government's flagship international exchange program, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Faculty Diversity Dissertation Success Curriculum
The Dissertation Success Program is a 12-week tutorial for doctoral candidates on writing a dissertation. This high quality resource is free with Tufts' institutional membership.

Smith Richardson Foundation Domestic Public Policy Program Grants
The Domestic Public Policy Program supports projects that will help the public and policy makers understand and address critical challenges facing the United States. To that end, the Foundation supports research on and evaluation of existing public policies and programs, as well as projects that inject new ideas into public debates.

US-Japan Policy Studies
The United States-Japan Foundation supports US-Japan policy-related studies, initiatives and exchanges that help address issues of significant mutual concern to the United States and Japan. The Foundation seeks to respond to policy-relevant needs as identified by experts and practitioners in US-Japan policy studies field and we are therefore open to innovative projects.

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth Grant Program
The Washington Center for Equitable Growth offers academic grants to academic and doctoral researchers investigating: the consequences of economic inequality across wages, benefits, incomes, wealth, and job quality as well as group dimensions of inequality including race, ethnicity, and gender; the causes of inequality to the extent that understanding these causal pathways will help us identify and understand key channels through which economic inequality may affect growth and stability; and the ways in which public policies affect the relationship between inequality and growth in the core areas of interest described below.

Open Society Foundations Civil Society Scholar Awards
The Civil Society Scholar Awards (CSSA) support international academic mobility to enable doctoral students and university faculty to access resources that enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region. Any subject areas within the social sciences and humanities are eligible, but particularly those related to: law, justice, and governance; sustainable development and natural resource management; economic rights and empowerment of the poor; public health, social work and community development; new media law and policy; inclusive education; post-conflict studies; and human rights.

Regional Studies Association Travel Grant
Apply for up to $630 of funding towards your travel costs (transport only) to attend a non-RSA event. This grant is an opportunity to help you towards your travel costs to present your work, network and participate at world wide non RSA events within the field.

2019 Emerald African Management Research Fund Award
Emerald and AFAM (Africa Academy of Management), in association with INASP and the International Academy of African Business and Development (IAABD) offer a research grant for an African project in the field of management research. The award will offer £2,500 (approximately US$4,000 equivalent) to fund the winning research project addressing the following theme: Fostering a research culture driven by growth and sustainability in Africa.