James Buchanan Fellowship

Deadline: 15 April 2024
Open to: international applicants
Benefits: total award of up to $10,000


The Mercatus Center’s James Buchanan Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program awarded to scholars in any discipline who have recently graduated from their doctoral programs. The aim of this fellowship is to encourage early-career scholars to critically engage ideas in the political economy of Adam Smith and the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. In addition, James Buchanan Fellows will be introduced to contemporary applications of these ideas to questions in social sciences dealing with the dynamics and institutional underpinnings of economic, political, and social coordination.


In order to be accepted into the James Buchanan Fellowship program, you must:

  • Have graduated within the last five years from a doctoral program
  • Have an academic position at an accredited university and/or a research position with an organization dedicated to in-depth research in social sciences and other sciences

Any scholar of any nationality who holds or will hold an academic position (such as teaching, research, academic leadership, etc.) at a university or academic research center, in the US or abroad, during their year of participation is eligible to apply for the James Buchanan Fellowship. The program will arrange and cover airfare, as well as lodging and meals associated with in-person events that constitute the fellowship program.


The total award of up to $10,000 includes:

  • A stipend
  • All required reading materials
  • Travel and lodging to attend colloquia hosted by the Mercatus Center

How to apply?

For more information please visit the official website.