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Fellowship in Residence

Fellowships in Residence at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, are available to graduate students and post-docs interested in scientific research in the Austrian school and libertarian political economy.

These fellowships offer a unique opportunity for full-time research and writing in a particular area of specialization under the guidance of Institute faculty. The program targets students seeking careers as academic educators and researchers, though students interested in finance and business are also encouraged to apply.

Generous sponsors enable the Mises Institute to provide Research Fellows with a single occupancy apartment on the Mises Institute campus, an office at the Mises Institute, directed research from Institute faculty, admission to Rothbard Graduate Seminar and Mises University, access to the Institute's vast library (including Murray Rothbard's private library) and to Auburn University library, a stipend, and transportation between the Atlanta airport and the Mises Institute.

Residency runs from mid May until early August. NOTE: Attendance is required at Rothbard Graduate Seminar in early June and at Mises University in mid-July.

Nick Cooper, a 2019 and 2020 Fellow who is pursuing his Ph.D. at George Mason University writes, "The fellowship was a unique experience that really helped me focus my research and gave me a great opportunity to work with the esteemed scholars at the Mises Institute. I have made lifelong friends and will always cherish my experience as a Mises Institute Research Fellow."

"The Mises fellowship has been a fantastic opportunity for me to develop as a scholar. It is probably the best opportunity out there for intense training in Austrian economics," reflected Kristoffer Hansen, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Angers. "The camaraderie among the Fellows and the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the institute made my stay an unforgettable experience."

How to Apply

To apply for a Fellowship, visit this application page. Once on the application page, you can complete the application form and submit the required documents using the simple upload feature. Deadline for submission is February 10, 2023. Applications received after February 10 will be considered as space permits. All applicants will be notified of the status of completed applications on February 24, 2023.

Required application documents

  • completed application
  • unofficial 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

Application Guidelines

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 fellowships@mises.org.

Questions? Email Felicia Jones (felicia@mises.org).

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 Kristy Holmes, Development Manager at donate@mises.com or 334-321-2101, or use the online donation form.

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: