PhD students can avail the Adam Smith Fellowship for $10000. Last date for applying online is 15 March 2020. For information on the eligibility criteria and application process, read further. 

Adam Smith Fellowship 2020

Mercatus centre invites applications from interested and eligible candidates for its Adam Smith Fellowship in the USA, commencing 2020.

The Adam Smith Fellowship is a co-sponsored program of the Mercatus Center and Liberty Fund, Inc. Adam Smith Fellowships are awarded to graduate students attending PhD programs at any university and in any discipline, including but not limited to economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology

Scholarship Description

The aim of these fellowships is to introduce students to and encourage them to critically engage key thinkers in political economy that they might not otherwise encounter during their graduate studies.
As such, Adam Smith Fellows spend three weekends during the academic year and one week during the summer participating in workshops and seminars on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy.


Important Dates

Application Deadline 15th March 2020


Award Value

The winner will receive $10 000 in total


Level & Area of Studies

PhD Program in any discipline


Place of Study

At Mercatus Center at George Mason University in the United States


Eligibility & Requirements

Remain enrolled as a degree seeking doctoral student throughout their participation in the Adam Smith Fellowship Program.
Attend and actively participate in all aspects of the scheduled program of events (i.e. the three weekend and one weeklong colloquia) including meals and organized social activities.
Arrive on time and prepared for each colloquia session having carefully read the assigned reading in advance.
Complete a short evaluation survey following each colloquium.
Maintain an up to date record with the program of a valid postal address to which packages can be shipped.
Submit an updated curriculum vita on request, quarterly over the course of their participation in the program.


How to Apply

In order to apply to the Morgenstern Fellowship, please click the “Apply Now” Button and complete the online application via their website. The online application includes:
(a) A 1-2 page cover letter explaining
i) your graduate school career to date
ii) your research and research interest,
iii) your familiarity with the thinkers associated with the Austrian, Virginia and Bloomington
iv) schools of political economy, and
v) what you hope to get out of the program.
(b) A current resume/CV
(c) A few short answer questions
(d) If you have any questions, please email [email protected].


For more details and to apply online, please visit official website