Julian Simon, How To Apply

How to Apply

Complete the online application, which will require the following:

  • Vita
  • A short (2-3 page) research proposal summarizing the work you hope to undertake while at PERC
  • Individuals who are at a relatively early stage of their career (e.g., untenured faculty) should have a senior scholar in their field write a letter of recommendation on their behalf.

Who Should Apply

The ideal candidate for the Julian Simon Fellowship is an excellent scholar with a focus on empiricism and an imaginative research agenda assessing natural resource and environmental issues. He or she also possesses:

  • Strong ability to communicate with non-technical audiences.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Ability to respond positively to constructive criticism.
  • Compassion for humanity.

Applicants may be at any point in their careers, although a demonstrated record of research accomplishment is expected of every applicant.

What's in it for you?

  • An honorarium
  • Office space and office support
  • A minimum of two months in a congenial, stimulating work environment
  • Networking with leaders in the field of free market environmentalism

The Research Proposal

The proposal submitted with the application:

  • Should focus on innovative ways in which human ingenuity, stimulated by market forces, allows humankind to mitigate the impacts of scarcity.
  • Could be general or specific, focusing on either a variety of resource and environmental issues or on one specific resource (such as timber, energy, land, or water) or specific environmental issue.
  • Must outline the analytical framework to be pursued, including some discussion of institutions and property rights, the empirical evidence that will be examined to test hypotheses derived from the framework, and the policy issues to which the results will apply.