Deadline Extended for MDRC 2017 Summer Doctoral Fellowship


The deadline for MDRC’s summer doctoral fellowship, offered as part of the Gueron Fund Minority Scholars Program, has been extended to Friday, May 19, 2017. The doctoral fellowship is available in the summer or fall of 2017 — or both — to a PhD candidate who is pursuing independent, self-directed research on economic and social problems affecting low-income Americans. The recipient will receive a $5,000 stipend to work on his or her doctoral dissertation, and will participate in the intellectual life of MDRC by attending seminars and project meetings and by working with MDRC’s research staff.

The Gueron Fund Minority Scholars Program seeks to engage and encourage individuals from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the social policy research community. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for graduate students to gain exposure to social policy research, understand employment options beyond the academic and public sectors, and get the advice and support of MDRC’s staff.