Grants and Scholarships


Organization: University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
 Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Description: The Department of Economics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is pleased to announce a 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship with the “Payments and Governance Research Project” for 2017-2019. The successful candidate will work with Professors Karthik Muralidharan, Paul Niehaus, and Sandip Sukhtankar (UVA) to design and initiate new randomized control trials (RCTs) evaluating reforms to the design and delivery of India’s subsidy programs leveraging new biometric payments infrastructure to replace commodity subsidies with income transfers. The position offers the opportunity to join a research partnership with a strong track record of high-quality publication and policy impact; is likely to lead to several co-authored papers; and is designed to help the selected candidate launch a successful academic career with a strong research pipeline.
Elegibility: The position is open to a candidate who has earned a PhD in Economics, Public Policy or another quantitative social science field with a focus on development, public, or labor economics. The candidate should have demonstrated ability to produce high quality research papers. Significant applied econometrics skills are expected. In addition to candidates with a background in field experiments, and program evaluation, we also encourage applications from candidates with strong training in structural modeling and estimation techniques who are interested in embedding experiments in structural models for better out of sample predictions and welfare estimation. We also highly value strong organizational and people management skills. Experience in developing countries and impact evaluation is a plus.
Application deadline:  May 31st, 2017
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Organization: InSight Crime
 InSight Crime's Internship Program
Description: InSight Crime's internship program is designed to give candidates experience in writing, reporting, and conducting research for an investigative think tank. The chosen candidates will also deepen their knowledge of organized crime and security policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, and will receive training in how to protect themselves, their sources and their materials both in and out of the field. Our internships are unpaid, but provide an excellent opportunity to work in a fast-paced, challenging work environment with an expert and dedicated team. Upon successful completion of an internship, the intern is guaranteed professional references from our directors, who have many years of experience in the field of journalism and security analysis.
Elegibility: InSight Crime invites qualified candidates to apply for our internship program, which has three cycles: spring, summer and fall. Applications must be submitted by August 1 for the fall term. Please send all application materials to, including: a CV, cover letter and two short English language writing samples, preferably on a topic related to organized crime and/or Latin America. Due to the nature of the internship, we are only able to accept native English speakers.
Application deadline: August 1 for the fall term.
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