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Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowship

Prize Amount: $25,000 plus tuition and subsidized health insurance

For: U.S. citizens who are full-time graduate students pursuing research in banking, business, education, finance, humanities, law, social sciences, and its impact on relationships among politics, public policy and the economy.

Due: March 8, 2022


The Eccles Graduate Fellowship in Political Economy was established by an endowment by Marriner S. Eccles, the first chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. The Marriner S. Eccles Fellowship is for full-time graduate students pursuing research in banking, business, education, finance, humanities, law, social sciences, and exploring the impact of their research on relationships among politics, public policy and the economy.

The Graduate School at the University of Utah annually awards Marriner S. Eccles Graduate Fellowships to enable graduate students to pursue advanced research projects in fields relating to political economy. Students awarded the Eccles fellowship (without distraction of employment) will direct their efforts to research in political economy and its impact on public policy, as well as to their other academic studies.

The fellowship is $25,000 plus tuition and subsidized health insurance for the regular academic year.

The Eccles Selection Committee invites research proposals from University students with advanced, superior projects. Applicants are judged on personal and academic qualifications as well as the strength and appropriateness of their proposals. Fellowships possibly may be renewed based on exemplary progress with demonstrated evidence that the research proposal is being carried to fruition.

Eligibility

  • Full-time, fully matriculated graduate student in good standing at the University for both fall and spring semesters of the fellowship year
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and be pursuing advanced degrees in subjects of major public concern
  • Can neither be employed full-time nor accept other fellowships while an Eccles fellow.
    • Under unusual circumstances, a student may engage in a modest amount of teaching or research activity closely related to his/her studies.
    • Such activity must not prolong the normal time required to complete the Eccles research proposal, and it must not impede the academic excellence and progress expected of an Eccles fellow.
    • If a student applying for the Eccles Fellowship desires to engage in this additional activity, an explanatory statement must accompany the Marriner S. Eccles Fellowship application and must state:
      1. Why the teaching or work experience is essential at this time;
      2. How this experience will not interfere with the fulfillment of the conditions of the Eccles Fellowship; and
      3. How the teaching or work experience will not exceed (preferably less) 10 hours weekly.

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Last Updated: 2/8/22