The Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri is deeply interdisciplinary and emphasizes rigorous research with an explicit focus on the point where theory meets practice.
The Truman School is pleased to announce three doctoral fellowship positions in targeted areas of study for the 2018-2019 academic year:
The Public Governance Doctoral Fellowship will prepare an outstanding graduate student for an academic or applied research career focused on understanding the processes by which governing institutions evolve to meet changing social and economic conditions. The fellow will gain policy-relevant research experience during a program of study that may include courses in public governance, public institutions, organizational studies, and political economy.
The Social Policy Doctoral Fellowship will prepare an outstanding graduate student for an academic or applied research career focused on social policy, with selected emphasis in an area such as poverty, health, education, immigration, and employment and training policy. The program of study may include courses in policy analysis and program evaluation, advanced research methods, qualitative methods, social theory, child psychology, immigration and health, or social policy.
While paired with a faculty mentor, each fellow will also work with numerous other research faculty from the Truman School and affiliated departments at the University of Missouri.
Each fellowship includes full tuition reimbursement for coursework and a stipend of $18,000 per year. In addition, the Truman School provides annual travel funding for graduate students to attend national and international conferences, as well as support for dissertation-related expenses.
Applications are due by January 5, 2018. To apply, follow the Truman School’s formal application and admissions process and specify in your personal statement the fellowship for which you are applying and a description of your interests and qualifications.
Visit the Truman School website, where you will find general information about research and studies at the Truman School and more about the interests and expertise of our faculty members as well as current Ph.D. students.