Graduate Fellows

PERC's fellowships for graduate students and law students offer the ideal opportunity for those who are interested in researching issues related to natural resources and the environment.

Graduate fellows spend three months at PERC in Bozeman, Montana, researching and writing a paper under the supervision of a PERC senior fellow. While at PERC, fellows are required to present two workshops to outline, report on, and summarize their research findings. A paper of publishable quality is the expected result.

Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,250 in addition to reimbursement for reasonable domestic round trip travel expenses to Montana.

I felt the resources, advice, and overall environment at PERC were very conducive to accomplishing my short-run objectives. The fellows and staff at PERC were extremely helpful in their comments and helped enhance the overall quality of my work. As a graduate fellow I found the networking opportunities available at PERC to be invaluable. PERC does an exemplary job of incorporating a variety of disciplines and I was able to meet and interact with fantastic people. - Dustin Frye, 2012

Fellowships are awarded three times a year: spring, summer, and fall.

The following documents must be uploaded (as a single PDF file) for your application to be complete:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/Vita
  • Description of the proposed research project (2-5 pages double-spaced)
  • Writing sample, preferably in your area of expertise
  • One letter of reference (to be uploaded or emailed to [email protected])
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
Applications are not considered complete until all items have been received. 

Applications will open in mid-January 2018. Please check back then.

We will begin reviewing application materials shortly after March 15, 2017.  We will continue accepting and reviewing applications until we have acceptances from four applicants for the summer.

Learn about some of PERC's previous fellows here.

PERC Senior Fellow Randy Rucker directs PERC's Graduate Fellowship program.