RES Junior Fellowships

RES One Year Economics Junior Fellowship Awards

Since 1995,  the Society has invited UK universities to nominate economics students for  one-year junior research fellowships. The number and amount of the fellowship was increased in 2013 to up to ten awards of  £9,500 (£12,500 in London). This sum is paid directly to universities, which should make appropriate arrangements for paying the awards at regular intervals. 

JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP SCHEME 2016-2017: Nominated applications are now being assessed. Offers will be made by the beginning of June 2016.

Application process:
Universities are invited by the Secretary-General of the Society to make application for the awards in the Spring of each year via an application form. Applications can only be submitted by the candidate’s Head of Department together with
• A piece of written work no more than 10,000 words in length (including bibliography and tables)
• Transcript of marks awarded for a Master's degree
• Any marks obtained for other postgraduate courses
• Information on teaching experience at University level
• Details of any publications (including submissions)
• One-page outline of future career intentions
• Two confidential referee’s reports
The applications are then assessed by external referees who are members of the RES Council, who together with the Secretary General will make the final a


  • Candidates should have completed at least two years' work towards a doctoral thesis when they take up an award. Those who have already completed their doctorates may also be considered, upon application to the Secretary-General. Deferrals are not usually considered except upon medical grounds.
  • Those awarded Fellowships must undertake a minimum of 30 hours teaching, plus 15 hours preparation time, in the academic year. The maximum amount of teaching (including tutorials/supervisions undertaken for Colleges) is 60 hours, excluding 20 hours preparation time for which students may be paid. Students who already have full financial support for the academic year are not eligible for a fellowship award.
  • Those awarded Fellowships must submit a report to the Secretary-General of the Society at the end of the academic year and are now also invited to both attend the RES Annual Conference and submit a research paper to the RES Conference Programme Chair for possible inclusion in a special RES Fellowship conference session. Financial assistance is provided for all Junior Fellowship holders to attend the RES conference.

A Junior Fellowship Network was  launched in 2014 by two of our 2012-13 cohort, Theo Koutmeridis and Dan Rogger, who wish to encourage interaction between Junior Fellowship recipients, greater awareness of the fellowship awards and the work of those receiving them and to provide the RES with support from and access to early career economists. This built on the success of the RES Junior Fellowship session at the RES Conference and the Society hopes that it will provide an increased presence by young academic economists at our meetings and events. If you are a junior fellowship holder and are interested in the JFN please contact the RES office in the first instance on

Previous Junior Fellowship awards

2015 Awards

2014 Awards

2013 Awards

2012 Awards

2011 Awards

Enquiries should be addressed to the RES Administrator

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