Dissertation Support on "The Economics of an Aging Workforce"

Submission deadline: 
December 15, 2011

As a result of a generous grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the NBER will be able to provide three dissertation support grants for the 2012-13 academic year for Ph.D. students whose research focuses on the "Economics of an Aging Workforce." The topic area encompasses research on, but not limited to, issues such as the determinants of work and retirement behavior by older workers; the roles of public policies, private policies, and workplace attributes in facilitating or discouraging work at older ages; age discrimination in labor markets; and the effects of an aging workforce on firm-level and aggregate productivity.

Each dissertation grant will provide a stipend of $25,000, as well as up to $12,000 in tuition support. The grants will be for one-year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. To be eligible for fellowship support, a student must be working toward a Ph.D. at a North American university during the 2012-13 academic year. A complete description of the fellowship program and the selection process is attached. I hope that you will forward this message to students who might be interested in applying for fellowship support. Please note that a nomination process requires a letter of recommendation, and that the closing date for fellowship applications is *December 15, 2011.* Fellowship applications, as well as questions about the fellowship program, may be sent to Ms. Gerri Johnson at gjohnson@nber.org