Postgraduate Economists and PhD Students

The Society supports postgraduate students in a variety of ways. These include:

Royal Economic Society Junior Fellowship Scheme

The Society is able to offer up to ten one-year junior fellowships, tenable at Universities in the United Kingdom. The amount of the fellowship has been increased in 2013 to £9,500 (£12,500 in London). Read more about the RES Junior Fellowship Scheme.

RES Training Schools

The Royal Economic Society has granted funds to provide ResearchTraining Schools held at UK universities in the Easter break, for many years. These schools are intended primarily for advanced postgraduate students doing doctoral research but are also open to members of the teaching and research staff. Read more about the RES Training Schools.

RES Symposium of Junior Researchers

After the success of the first RES supported Symposium of Junior Researchers as part of the RES 125th Anniversary year of promoting economics, the Royal Economic Society now announces its 2nd Symposium of Junior Researchers, which will take place on 24 March 2016 at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

With the support of the Royal Economic Society, the event is organised by research students for research students. Its objectives are to bring together students at all stages of their theses and to foster discussion and dissemination research in all areas of economics.

The Symposium takes place following the Annual Conference of the RES so as to maximise networking opportunities. It is our hope to bring together a larger group of researchers than only the presenters, and attendance (up to full capacity) is encouraged for all who are interested, even those who do not present.

The format includes parallel presentation sessions and a poster session, in which young economists will have the opportunity to discuss and disseminate their research. Each presenter will be a discussant for another paper in the same presentation session. There will be an award of £100 for the best paper and the winner will get to present her/his paper in a plenary session at the symposium.

Read more on how to submit and register to attend on the RES 2nd Junior Researchers Symposium event website.

RES Postgraduate Meetings and Job Market

This event is targeted at University Economics Departments as well as other recruiters wishing to recruit PhD students, and at PhD students seeking jobs in the UK and Europe. As well as two days of student presentations and poster sessions, participating institutions have the opportunity to arrange individual appointments with students.  Registration for 2016 is now open. Read more about the RES PhD Meetings and Job Market

Slides from the 2015 Meetings Plenaries on 'How to Get Published' (click link to view slides), 'Negotiating the Job Market', and 'Teaching Economics'

Jobs in Economics

Links to the latest early career jobs in Economics. Read more about Jobs in Economics.

Conference Grant Scheme

The Society's Conference Grant Fund is available to members who are presenting a paper, or acting as a principal discussant at a conference; support of up to £500 is available. Read more about the Conference Grant Scheme.

Scholarly Editions & Academic Journals

From its inception the Royal Economic Society has had a commitment to publishing: firstly The Economic Journal and more recently The Econometrics Journal as well as scholarly editions of classic works in economics. Its editions of the works of Ricardo, Malthus, Marshall, Edgeworth, and Keynes set an international standard in these matters. RES members receive 30% discount on all Society scholarly editions and 20% on all Wiley books and journals. Check here for further details including offers on all 30 volumes of The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes.  The Society also supports the  'Economists' Papers, 1750-2000; A Guide to Archive and other Manuscript Sources for the History of British and Irish Economic Thought' which is managed by the RES Publications Secretary and can be accessed here.

Student Membership

Student membership is available to new members only,  who are registered as full-time students. From 2013 there is a discounted online only student rate available for 1 year or 3 years, which we hope will give more choice to post graduate students.

Other Financial Support from the RES

The Society is able to provide some partial financial support to postgraduate student members attending the RES Annual Conference. Follow the link for details about the financial support available.
We also offer a Small Academic Expenses scheme for unexpected expenditure incurred by RES members. Follow the link for details.

Other forms of RES support for postgraduate economists

There are further resources for postgraduate economists in other sections of the RES website,

  • The Resources section containing sources of economic data, sources of funding for researchers,  job listings and the RES Newsletter, a source of quarterly topical debate and information.
  • The RES YouTube Channel hosts short video interviews and webcasts of RES Lectures from 2012 onwards. Follow @EJ_RES for alerts to new video content.
  • Check what Conferences and other meetings are coming up on the Conference Diary.
  •  Applications are invited from members of the Society for a special project grant for the support of activities that further the understanding and use of economics, such as seminars or workshops.
  • You might also want to browse the Media/Policy section,  where you can download webcasts and related material in particular the latest research published by the RES journals The Economic Journal and The Econometrics Journal, and find out information about the our free Public Lecture and Policy Lecture series.
  • Read about the GTA/New Lecturer workshops and other events available from the Economics Network supported and funded by the RES.
  • Prizes are also awarded by the Society on behalf of The Economic Journal and Econometrics Journal.
  • You might be interested in the current published list of UK theses titles.

Other useful links

Postgraduate economists with teaching responsibilities might find the following sites helpful:

  • The Economics Network provides workshops for GTAs and new lecturers, publications, events, funding opportunities and other resources.

UK & Europe Scholarships at

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