Graduate Fellowships

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) Ph.D. Fellowships

The PERI Ph.D. Fellowship Program is a competitive fellowship program for students pursuing a Ph.D. in economics at Middle Tennessee State University. The PERI Ph.D. Fellowship provides financial support for tuition and fees and an annual stipend for part-time employment (20 hours a week) as a Graduate Assistant. Graduate assistant responsibilities include research assistance, teaching assistance, and/or tutoring. PERI Ph.D. Fellows will be expected to write one publishable academic journal article over the summer. The PERI Ph.D. Fellowship has a one-year appointment, but is renewable on a competitive basis.

To apply for a PERI Ph.D. Fellowship, submit the following to

  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the PERI fellowship, your interest in MTSU’s Ph.D. in economics program, and your career goals
  • Current CV
  • 500-1,000 word statement of research interest
  • Minimum 10 page research or writing sample

For full consideration, applications must be received no later than March 1st of each calendar year.

For any questions regarding the PERI Ph.D. Fellowship Program, please contact:
Dr. Daniel J. Smith
Director, Political Economy Research Institute
Middle Tennessee State University


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