Department Graduate Fellowship

Statement of Purpose 

The Department of Economics at Georgetown University is committed to the training of future faculty, researchers and leaders with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and ideas who will enrich critical thinking, generate new areas of inquiry, and advance economic knowledge. 

The objective of the fellowship is to foster a diverse and inclusive culture in which all of our graduate students have equal opportunities to thrive in their academic and personal endeavors.

The fellowship will be awarded to talented students who might otherwise find it difficult to successfully pursue a doctoral degree and whose individual life experiences, when evaluated holistically, suggests they are uniquely able to contribute to the diversity of perspectives and ideas at the department and in the academic profession as a whole.

What is included in scholarship 

Fellows receive a non-service stipend in the second year (i.e., in addition to the standard first-year non-service stipend) and additional financial support of 10K in the first year of the program.


All applicants are welcome to apply. 

The fellowship is awarded to students on the basis of their individual life experiences and how the student intends to employ their skills, perspectives, ideas, and other attributes they have developed as a result of their experiences to better the University and the academic profession. 

Georgetown is committed to inclusiveness and nondiscrimination. The Fellowship is awarded to eligible students without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran, or other protected status. 

How to apply

All applicants who wish to be considered for the fellowship should submit a personal statement of no longer than 250 words with their PhD application describing how their individual life experiences can contribute to the diversity of perspectives and ideas at the Department of Economics at Georgetown University.