Newly established Stapleton Scholars Award to support mobility of excellent CERGE-EI students

14 September, 2022

The CERGE-EI Foundation gratefully acknowledges a generous donation from Craig Roberts Stapleton, member of the CERGE-EI Foundation board, former American Ambassador to the Czech Republic, and a long-term friend of CERGE-EI.

Marking CERGE-EI’s 30th anniversary, the newly established Stapleton Scholars Award will enable top-performing CERGE-EI students to pursue mobility research stays at top US universities. The Award augments students’ funding to USD 2,500 per month (for up to 5 months); it covers round-trip, economy class airfare directly to and from Prague to the city of the host institution, up to the sum of USD 1,100. The Award also covers health insurance in the USA and US institutional fees.

The selected Stapleton Scholars will spend one week of their mobility at Princeton University, Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies, where they will have an opportunity to engage with several distinguished faculty members. The stay begins with a one-day visit to NYC, where the Scholars will meet Ambassador Stapleton and other distinguished guests. The NYC trip travel costs and accommodation are funded by the scholarship.

The Award also provides funding for one conference/workshop within the USA, covering travel and costs up to a total of USD 500.

The Award further provides funding towards the selected scholars‘ stipend at CERGE-EI for one term after their return from the US, allowing the scholars to be exempt from assistantship work and focus fully on their research.

Scholarship applications are to be submitted to the CERGE-EI Mobility Committee in March and October of each year. Suitable candidates will be identified and final selection made by April 15 and November 15, respectively.

To apply for the award, scholars must submit a brief statement outlining how the mobility would benefit their research and studies to the CERGE-EI Mobility Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fall 2022 internal application deadline: 19 October 2022