Graduate Fellows, How To Apply

How to Apply

Complete the on-line application, which will require the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/Vita
  • Description of the proposed research project (2-5 pages double-spaced)
  • Writing sample, preferably in the applicant's area of expertise.
  • One letter of reference
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)

Who Should Apply?

PERC is seeking graduate or law students who are interested in natural resources and environmental issues and who show potential for research and writing in these areas. Preference is given to those who are working on a research paper, thesis, or dissertation on a natural resource or environmental topic. Successful graduate student candidates typically are working on a master's or PhD thesis on their proposed topic; law candidates most often are hoping to transform a paper they wrote for a class into a law review article.

What's in it for you?

  • The opportunity to spend three months with experts in the free market environmentalism movement;
  • Mentorship by internationally known scholars who are working on natural resource and environmental research topics themselves;
  • Office space and support for completing a research project in an area of specific interest to you;
  • A monthly stipend of $1,800 plus reasonable domestic round trip travel expenses to Montana.

When to Apply

Apply for a PERC Graduate Fellowship between January 1 and February 15 of each year. Applications completed after February 15 will be considered if funding is available. Decisions will be announced no later than March 15.


Applications are closed.