Mancur Olson Fellows Student Research

Conduct policy relevant research.



The Mancur Olson Fellows program equips students with the tools and experience to conduct public policy research. Fellows seek to answer policy questions that improve the lives of individuals and make the world a better place. 


A Mancur Olson Fellowship is a full program of training and activities that teaches the full research process--from idea generation to research design to publication and presentation. Fellows receive mentoring from faculty, affiliated scholars and external experts as they pursue research projects. 

Students are selected through an application process. Fellows will receive a stipend.


Fellowships are open to undergraduate students of all majors. Applications are accepted during the application window and decided on a rolling basis.

To Apply

Applications accepted October 16 - December 1, 2019. 

Mancur Olson Fellows Application

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the application window. Students will be contacted via email if they have been selected to move forward in the application process. The next step is a brief interview. Final selections will be made by December 20, 2019. If you have any trouble with the online application, please email 



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