Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

Research Fellows

The Becker Friedman Institute offers prestigious pre- and postdoctoral positions to applicants who demonstrate the ability to generate outstanding research in economics. The institute is particularly focused on attracting early career scholars who seek to broaden their research interests while maintaining a commitment to rigorous analysis. These programs are designed to offer the freedom to explore promising lines of inquiry without teaching responsibilities. These Research Fellows will be uniquely positioned to leverage the rich collaborative environment and unparalleled resources of the University of Chicago to pursue original work on significant questions in economics.

One-year research opportunities will be awarded to promising scholars who have completed their doctorate within the past three years. In addition, two-year pre/postdoctoral positions may also be available for exceptional candidates in the final year of their doctoral studies.

The institute welcomes nominations of candidates for these positions on an ongoing basis. Candidates should be nominated by a faculty member who has overseen their studies.

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