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Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowships in USA, 2022–2023

The North American Regional Science Council of the Regional Science Association International (NARSC-RSAI) is accepting applications for Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowships.

This Fellowship, in support of dissertation research in Regional Science, is awarded annually in memory of Dr. Benjamin H. Stevens, an intellectual leader whose selfless devotion to graduate students as teacher, advisor, mentor, and friend had a profound impact on the field.

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NARSC is an organization with institutional members and not an association with individual membership.

Application Deadline: The last date to submit the entries to participate in the following grant is February 15, 2022

Brief Description

  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing dissertation research.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships is awarded in the field of Regional Science.
  • Scholarship Award: The Fellowship consists of a stipend in the amount of $30,000 (U.S.), paid over a twelve-month period.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Nationality: Students from North America
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA


  • Eligible Countries: Students from North America are eligible to apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: Eligible students should have completed all degree requirements except for their dissertation by the time the Fellowship commences. A requirement of the Fellowship is that the recipient has no duties other than dissertation research during the Fellowship, although the recipient may hold other fellowships concurrently. Applications from students working in any area and any North American PhD program are welcome as long as their dissertation research addresses a research question in Regional Science.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: An application consists of the following materials:

  1. A curriculum vitae of no more than two (2) pages in length.
  2. A statement in ten (10) pages or less explaining the questions and issues to be addressed, the approach to be used, and the product expected from the dissertation research, preceded by a summary (1-page maximum) describing the intellectual merit of the proposed research, and the broader impacts that may result. The 10-page limit is inclusive of references, but exclusive of tables and figures. This text should be in a 12-point or larger font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins; references may be single-spaced.
  3. Copies of the candidate’s transcripts for all graduate study. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

In addition, the dissertation supervisor shall provide a confidential letter sent separately as an attachment from her/his email account with the student’s name in the subject line to Professor Weinstein. In the letter, the supervisor should assess the quality and significance of the proposed dissertation research, specify the current state of progress toward the candidate’s degree, and provide a commitment by the dissertation supervisor to obtain a tuition waiver for the candidate for the year of the Fellowship. A condition of the Fellowship is the granting of a tuition waiver for the year of the Fellowship by the university or equivalent payment of the student’s tuition.

Applications should be emailed to Professor Amanda Weinstein at aweinstein-at-uakron.edu. Questions may also be sent to her at aweinstein-at-uakron.edu. For information about the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC), go to www.narsc.org. For information about the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), go to www.regionalscience.org.

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