The Bagwell Center for the Study of Markets and Economic Opportunity is part of a larger network of organizations who also aim to communicate the benefits of a free society. For opportunities to engage with these ideas both at BCSMEO and within the broader network, please see the information below.
Bagwell Center for the Study of Markets and Economic Opportunities Undergraduate Research Fellowship
This fellowship is open to all undergraduate students from any discipline at Kennesaw
State University. Fellows will be expected to work with a faculty advisor to write
a paper over the course of their fellowship. In addition to the formal requirements
of the fellowship, there will also be opportunities to receive funding to present
research at academic conferences. For more information on the Bagwell Center’s Undergraduate
Research Fellowship, please visit the page here.
The Institute for Humane Studies Summer Seminars will engage your mind and inspire you like no other college experience. Sessions will explore the ideas of a free society using history, economics, philosophy, and other disciplines, offering new insights and inspiration for tackling many societal issues. You’ll discuss and debate ideas with enthusiastic faculty and students, throughout the day, and enjoy socials late into the night.
During the course of the seminar, you’ll build critical thinking skills, gain access to a great network, and discover career possibilities, all while learning about the ideas that help bring about global prosperity, greater human equality before the law, religious tolerance and freedom, women’s suffrage, and more.
For more information on the IHS Summer Seminars, visit their webpage here.
The Foundation for Economic Education holds an annual conference for students which serves a great opportunity to network with students and scholars in the liberty movement.
The Early Bird registration rate ends on May 31, 2018. Kennesaw State University students can use discount code ATL75KSU to receive a 75% discount on registration.
For more information, visit the event page here.
Public Choice Outreach Summer Conference
The Public Choice Outreach Summer Conference at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA is a compact lecture series designed as a “crash course” in Public Choice for students planning careers in academic, journalism, law, or public policy. Graduate students and advanced undergraduates are eligible to apply. Many past participants of the Outreach seminar have gone on to notable careers in academia, law and business.
For more information on the Public Choice Outreach Summer Conference, visit their
Graduate School Opportunities
For students who are interested in graduate school and graduate school fellowship opportunities, please see the information below.
Academic & Student Programs at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University
For over 30 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University (previously the Center for the Study of Market Processes) 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.
The PhD Fellowship is a competitive, full-time fellowship program for students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in economics at George Mason University. It includes full tuition support, a stipend, and experience as a research assistant working closely with Mercatus-affiliated Mason faculty and scholars.
The MA Fellowship is a two-year, competitive, full-time fellowship program for students pursuing a master’s degree in economics at George Mason University who are interested in pursuing careers in public policy. It includes full tuition support, a stipend, and practical experience as a research assistant working with Mercatus policy scholars.
The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program for graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees at any university, and in any discipline, including economics, philosophy, political science, history, and sociology. Adam Smith Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy.
The Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship program for graduate students attending master’s, juris doctoral, and doctoral programs in a variety of fields including economics, law, political science, and public policy. Frédéric Bastiat Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on public policy.
For more information on fellowship opportunities at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, visit their page here.
Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
The FMI offers three-year fellowships for students seeking a Ph.D. in fields related to the theory, history, and practice of free markets. These fellowships provide full tuition support and a competitive stipend during each academic year. Fellowship funding is currently available to students pursuing a Ph.D. degree in either the Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics or the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University. For more information on graduate student fellowship opportunities at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, visit their page here.
Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University
The Johnson Center has a wide range of financial support available to students pursuing a M.A. in economics at Troy University. In addition to the M.A. Assistantship, the Johnson Center also offers tuition scholarships to students.
For more information on the M.A. program in economics at Troy University and their financial support opportunities, visit their page here.