Impact for Society and Public Service Fellowships Offered for Prospective MA in Applied Economics Students

16 March, 2017

The MA in Applied Economics (MAE) is a tuition-based, one-year US master’s degree program that develops curious, impact-driven individuals who will help build more prosperous societies. 

We are looking for students who:

  • are passionate about shaping society and curious about new ideas;
  • currently work, or plan to work, in public policy;
  • have already created a project with a social impact;
  • are curious, impact-driven, and data-oriented individuals.

If you identify with the above, then our fellowships are right for you. For the 2017/2018 academic year, we are offering two outstanding fellowships that significantly reduce the tuition fee for the MAE program. The fellowships are targeted to students who are interested in public service employment in their countries of origin, or who have already created a project with a social impact.

The Impact for Society Fellowship of USD 6,500 is for students who have already created projects or enterprises with a social impact. We awarded the first three fellowships last year. Impact for Society Fellows, like other students in the MAE program, are curious, impact-driven, and self-reflective. Their record of achievements and forward-looking ideas make them natural leaders in social impact work in their student cohort.

The Public Service Fellowship totaling USD 7,600 is for students who wish to work in a public service organization in their countries of origin after completing the MAE program. This is a new fellowship aimed at developing students’ skills to work on evidence and data-based public policy issues and encouraging them to seek public service employment in post-communist countries. In addition to receiving a tuition deferment schedule, students will also receive additional mentoring from MAE and PhD alumni who work in the public sector.

The application deadline for the MAE program and both fellowships is 31 March 2017. To find out more about the MAE program and fellowships, join our free Webinar on 22 March.