Ph.D. Program in Economics and Public Policy
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.