How to Apply


The purpose of the institute is to expose young scholars to cutting edge research in the history of economics, and to permit them to get feedback on their own projects in the area. Recent PhD recipients, post-docs, and students enrolled in PhD programs in economics, the history of science, and neighboring fields who have a research paper or project in the history of economics, broadly defined, are encouraged to apply. Applications by Master’s students will also be considered.

Application procedure

Applicants should apply with a cover letter and a CV.

1. The cover letter should state your reasons for applying and a summary of your research paper or project (2 pages maximum). You should also indicate the gender with which you identify to assist us in allocating rooms. If you seek a travel subsidy, please let us know your anticipated cost of travel.

2. Please also provide a curriculum vitae or a brief biography. This should not exceed four pages.

Award, tenure, and conditions of award 

Successful candidates will be expected to attend and participate fully in all sessions, and to present their research project before the group. Submission of paper drafts ahead of time is strongly recommended but not required. Any readings for the Summer Institute will be mailed in advance. All participants will be expected to have done any required readings in advance of the sessions in which they are discussed.

Those who are not locally based will be provided with free double-occupancy housing. If there is someone who has been accepted whom you would like to share a room with, let us know.

Application materials and deadlines

Applications should be submitted electronically to with the subject line “SI Application.”

Applications must be received electronically no later than March 2, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified of their selection by late March and should respond within a week accepting or declining the offer.