Mises Institute Fellowships
Summer fellowships are available to graduate or law students, ABDs and post-docs interested in academic research in the Austrian School and classical liberalism. A limited number of fellowships are available to exceptional undergraduates who have attended Mises University or The Austrian Economics Research Conference. These summer fellowships offer a unique opportunity for students to research and write in a particular area of specialization.
About sponsoring a Summer Fellowship (named in your honor)
Mises 2013 Summer Fellows
About the Summer Fellowship
Resident Fellows enjoy the perfect environment for intellectual development in the fields of Austrian economics and libertarian political theory.
These are not internships in the regular sense. The Mises Institute permits and expects its Fellows to pursue serious academic work under the direct guidance of faculty in residence, including Academic Vice President Joseph Salerno. Fellows will receive guidance from established scholars, share knowledge with each other, and develop an expertise in their chosen research area. This combination of intellectual stimulation and social opportunity creates the perfect environment for productive academic work. Many former Fellows are now university professors, professional writers, speakers and influential public intellectuals.
Fellows benefit from becoming part of a community of scholars, and enrich that community through their own contributions.
Generous sponsors enable the Mises Institute to provide our Summer Fellows with all the resources necessary for scholarly research. Fellows are provided with an office at the Mises Institute, access to our vast library (including Murray Rothbard’s private collection), our archives of papers and correspondence of renowned Austrian economists, a dedicated study garden, and access to leading Austrian scholars. Fellowships may also include housing, a stipend, admission to summer conferences, transportation between the Atlanta airport and the Mises Institute as well as access to Auburn University libraries and athletic facilities.
Residency runs from late May until early August.
How to Apply
To apply for a Summer Fellowship, visit the application page in the Mises Academy. You will need to take 1-2 minutes to create a free Mises Academy username if you do not already have one. Once on the application page, you can complete the application form and submit the required documents using the simple upload feature. All applicants will be notified of the status of his or her completed application after a faculty review.
Required application documents:
- completed application
- informal transcript
- copy of student ID
- two academic letters of recommendation
- an academic writing sample
- detailed proposal of the research you wish to conduct during the summer if a fellowship is granted
Writing Sample: A sample of academic writing, either a paper written for a class or a BA or MA thesis, or articles published on Mises.org or Lewrockwell.com. Any length. Applicants are not expected to write something original specifically for this application.
Research Proposal: The research proposal should include an explanation of the topic; sources to date (articles, books); the methodology (deductive, historical, empirical); the data (if applicable) of the study you plan to use; and a statement about the rationale of the research: what is the problem or issue that you are addressing, why it is important, why past attempts to solve it have been inadequate or nonexistent, and how your research will contribute to its solution. Suggested length 3-5 pages, stylistic format of your choice.
Letters of Recommendation: These two letters should address your academic strengths that go beyond what is recorded in the university transcript. Particularly helpful are comments on your interest in Austrian economics or Austrian scholarship in general. Additionally, if you are an undergraduate, these letters should address your commitment to and capacity for pursuing a graduate degree. If you are a graduate student, the letters should address the quality of your research and potential to make contributions in your academic field. If your professors wish to send these letters privately, they can be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 734-448-8148.
Sponsor a Research Fellow
Your tax-deductible gift of $15,000 will sponsor a named fellowship position at the Mises Institute. To make a donation and have a fellowship named in your honor or in honor of your loved ones, contact our Director of Donor Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 334-321-2101.
Distinguished Former Fellows:
Many of the hundreds of former Mises Institute Fellows have distinguished themselves in the academic world and are influential in fostering interest in and understanding of Austrian economic theory and libertarian philosophy.
Among the distinguished former fellows are: