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.
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 awards.
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 email@example.com.
Enquiries should be addressed to the RES Administrator