MDRC Doctoral Fellowship


Friday, May 19, 2017

As part of its Gueron Fund Minority Scholars Program, MDRC is offering one doctoral fellowship in summer and/or fall 2017 to a Ph.D. candidate who is pursuing independent, self-directed research on economic and social problems affecting low-income Americans. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for graduate students to gain exposure to social policy research, understand employment options beyond the academic and public sectors, and get the advice and support of MDRC’s staff in completing their dissertations. The Gueron Fund Minority Scholars program seeks to engage and encourage individuals from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the social policy research community.

The fellow could work in either MDRC’s Oakland, CA, or New York City offices. The fellowship is expected to begin in early summer and last through August, though there is some flexibility in the timing. The recipient will work on his or her doctoral dissertation on topics of mutual interest — and will participate in the intellectual life of MDRC by attending seminars and project meetings and by working with key MDRC research staff. Our project work is conducted in five policy areas: Family Well-Being and Child Development, K-12 Education, Young Adults and Postsecondary Education, Low-Wage Workers and Communities, and Health and Barriers to Employment.

A stipend and office space will be provided to the fellow.

For more information, please visit the MDRC website.