The Values & Capitalism Young Scholar Award program seeks to foster high-quality academic research and writing by awarding $5,000 scholarships to up to six undergraduate students—for rising juniors or seniors—studying public policy or economics. Students are awarded scholarships for demonstrating significant promise in their field of research and a commitment to AEI’s mission of expanding liberty, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening free enterprise.
With the guidance of a faculty advisor, selected students will pursue original research on an issue of public policy, economics, or political theory throughout the 2019-2020 academic year. In April 2020, Young Scholars will travel to D.C. to defend their work before panels of experts, and their final projects will be published on the Values & Capitalism website.
Past V&C Young Scholars have submitted proposals on a variety of different topics, including: the benefits cliff and labor supply; professionalization effects on the provision of constituent service; mandates as corrective policy instruments in agriculture; economic growth and environmental sustainability; constitutional durability; and how a passive tax system exacerbates fiscal illusion. You can read more about the most recent Young Scholar projects here.
Applications will be accepted until July 15th. Click here for more information.
Questions may be directed to Aryana Petrosky at Aryana.Petrosky@aei.org.