NBER Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in
Disability Policy Research


To encourage research that will deepen our understanding of the health and economic implications of disability and disability policy, the NBER Disability Research Center (DRC), with funding from the Social Security Administration (SSA) as part of its Disability Research Consortium, seeks applications from doctoral students in economics for one- or two-year fellowships.  more/less

  • Themes of NBER Research
    on Disability

  • •  Analyzing disability among both children and adults
  • •  Assessing interactions among age, training, and the transferability of skills
  • •  Characterizing the experiences of denied applicants and former beneficiaries
  • •  Comparing DI/SSI with other disability insurance systems
  • •  Evaluating early interventions and return to work programs
  • •  Examining interactions between DI/SSI and other programs
  • •  Exploring health insurance and health care utilization among applicants and beneficiaries
  • •  Improving program design and administration
  • •  Understanding trends in applications, awards, and composition of the beneficiary population
  • Fellowship awards are contingent on continued funding from the Social Security Administration.
  • The NBER is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.
  • The NBER will make reasonable accommodation for any disabled applicant, and will provide assistance to disabled applicants as needed during the application process.