PREDOC is one of many resources for nascent researchers. See below for more.
The Board's Internship Program provides valuable work experience for undergraduate and graduate students considering careers including, but not limited to, economics, finance and accounting, information systems, and data analysis. Find even more opportunities at the Fed's Econ Jobs website.Federal Reserve Board Summer Internship Program
The EDE Summer Institute identifies and supports talented undergraduates interested in economics. The Becker Friedman Institute will host 30-40 students in a three-week program including daily lectures, skill-building coursework, networking, and mentoring.Expanding Diversity in Economics: A UChicago Summer Institute
The AEASP Team announced that the AEA Summer Training Program will be held at Howard University for Summer 2021. The faculty and fellows are excited to deliver high-quality instruction and enriching real-world experiences unique to the nation’s capital.American Economic Association Summer Program
The University of Chicago's Summer Institute in Social Research Methods combines classroom instruction, workshops, and hands-on research experience for undergraduate and early-career graduate students. Participants are eligible to access RA positions with faculty at the University of ChicagoUChicago Summer Institute in Social Research Methods
The PhD Excellence Initiative drives diversity in the field of economics by offering rigorous, post-baccalaureate fellowships to high-achieving scholars of color, setting them on the path to pursue doctoral degrees and research careers at the nation’s top institutions.The PhD Excellence Initiative
Note that degree-granting programs, while they may have financial aid, typically charge tuition. This makes them substantively different from the other programs we outline on our website, which are either paid opportunities or at least incur no extra cost. There are many terminal Master's degree programs that can serve as good preparation for a PhD. Below are a few examples.
Through a partnership between Hunter College and the African School of Economics (ASE), this program aims to increase the number of African American students admitted to Hunter College's master's program in economics and prepare them to compete for acceptance in America's most prestigious PhD programs.HASPERE
Wharton's Bridge to a Doctorate in Statistics and Data Science is a two-year research master's (AM) degree program which provides advanced coursework and research experience to students who are from groups underrepresented among PhDs in Statistics and Data Science. Bridge Fellows will work with faculty on an individualized curriculum and receive financial support.Wharton Statistics and Data Science Bridge
Other Programs and Resources
- NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates: The National Science Foundation provides a list of sites with NSF-funded undergraduate research opportunities. These part-time opportunities span the social sciences. Apply at individual site websites.
- Pre-Doctoral Program in Policy: The Pre-Doctoral Program in Policy is an opportunity for a diverse set of policy school master's students to be mentored and to develop the skills and experience needed to prepare for doctoral studies and an academic career in policy.
- University of Virginia Bridge to the Doctorate: UVA’s Graduate School seeks to support post-baccalaureate students from groups that are underrepresented in their disciplines and who have not had sufficient training and research experiences to prepare them for admission to doctoral programs.
- Wharton resource page for pre-doctoral training opportunities: Wharton compiled an informational website that contains several links to organizations that offer pre-doctoral training opportunities of various kinds.