How to Apply


The Summer Institute programs are designed primarily for graduate students in economics programs in North America. However, applications from students and scholars from other fields and from overseas will be welcomed.
The Institute's faculty will rank applications with regard to: Academic and professional accomplishments of the candidate.
Relevance of the Summer Institute to the candidate's graduate studies and prospective teaching.
Expression of interest shown by the candidate for historically informed research in economics.
Stipend, tenure, and conditions of award 

Participants will receive a stipend of $2000 per module. Stipends are intended to help cover travel expenses to and from the Institute, books and other research expenses, and living expenses for the duration of the period in residence. Stipends are taxable. Institute participants are required to attend all meetings and to engage fully in its assigned work.

Application materials
All candidates must make clear which modules they wish to participate in. They can apply to only one or to both of them.
Applicants should apply with a cover letter and a CV.
1. The cover letter should address the reasons for applying as well as the applicant's interest (academic and/or personal) in the history of economics. The letter should also include a statement of what the applicant wants to accomplish by participating in the module.
2. Please also provide a curriculum vitae or a brief biography. This should not exceed four pages.
Applications should be submitted electronically to with the subject line “SI Application.” 
If you choose to submit the materials by regular mail, the mailing address is:
Ms. Angela Zemonek
Center for the History of Political Economy
Duke University
Box 90097
Durham, N.C. 27708-0097
Attn. SI
Deadlines and milestones 

Applications should be received electronically or postmarked no later than March 4, 2011.

Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on April 1, 2010, and they should respond by April 8 accepting or declining the offer. Applicants should provide contact information where they can be reached during that period if different from the contact information on the application.