Apply Now for a Funded Online Program: The Don Lavoie Fellowship

Dec 06, 2023

Apply Today! Don Lavoie Fellowship.

Sponsored by Mercatus Center

The Don Lavoie Fellowship is a competitive, renewable, and online fellowship program for advanced undergraduates, recent graduates, and early-stage graduate students. Fellowships are open to students from any discipline who are interested in studying key ideas in political economy and learning how to utilize these ideas in academic and policy research.

Fellowship Details

Don Lavoie Fellowship

Don Lavoie Fellows attend a series of online activities, including an online discussion portal and online reading discussion sessions led by various Hayek Program scholars that introduce them to key ideas in the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy as well as contemporary work in this tradition. Fellows will join a network of Mercatus students, alumni, faculty, and scholars who are conducting and engaging with cutting-edge research in contemporary political economy.


The total award of up to $1,250 includes a stipend, all required readings for online events, and advice on research, jobs, and graduate school.


Advanced undergraduate students, recent graduates, and early-stage graduate students interested in the Mercatus approach to political economy and policy analysis are encouraged to apply.

Any student of any nationality at any university, in the US or abroad, is eligible to apply for the Don Lavoie Fellowship. The program will be conducted entirely online.

Admissions Process

  • Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year must be submitted by April 15, 2024.
  • Application review will begin after the deadline and decisions will begin to be announced twelve or more weeks after the deadline.
  • If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Deadline: Apply by April 15, 2024

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About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University 

For over 40 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has recruited, trained, and supported graduate students who have gone on to pursue careers in academia, government, and public policy as well as supported scholars pursuing research on the cutting edge of academia. Mercatus student fellows have an opportunity to learn from and interact with an impressive collection of Mercatus faculty, affiliated scholars, and visitors. Past visiting scholars have included Nobel Laureates James Buchanan, Vernon Smith, Douglass North, and Elinor Ostrom, as well as eminent scholars such as Gordon Tullock, Ludwig Lachmann, Israel Kirzner, David Schmidtz, David Friedman, and Deirdre McCloskey

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