Graduate Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator (Volunteer Job Opening)

If you are interested in joining our rapidly growing Principal Investigator network to lead research of undergraduates and pre-college students, then please apply here by December 6th, 2021:


Organization Profile: 

At the International Socioeconomics Laboratory, we are an intercollegiate organization incubated under Harvard Innovation Labs as an Erevna federation member that bridges the gap between the youth and post-graduate researchers, serving as an output of research in the overlooked field of socioeconomics. An essential part of our work is meeting the increasing demand for non-partisan objective information on international issues that have many gaps to fill when analyzing crucial empirical data. We do this for completely free, operated by a volunteer team of highschool students, undergraduate students, and post-graduate researchers. Our research opportunities and academic courses serve as pilot programs for students to take on issues, as we reach out to governmental bodies and academic institutions to identify various gaps in data for students to lead various data science investigations. And since 2017, our student research had translational effects which includes numerous bills in legislation, while also including developmental projects for underserved communities.

Volunteer Job Description: 

During the 2022 fellowship, Principal Investigators (PIs) will be responsible for overseeing and aiding in data analysis labs and empirical research and projects. During the 17-week research program, researchers will be developing their group empirical studies on various socioeconomic topics. All PIs will be assigned to a specific research group, based on time availability and research topic. PIs will be in charge of overseeing and reviewing research papers, looking for content gaps or research errors. Principal Investigators will also review data analysis projects, along with submitting proposals to the Institutional Review Board (IRB).

PIs will join one meeting a week at minimum three times a month, from 11:00 am EST to 12:00 pm EST from January 8, 2022 to April 30, 2022. This will be required from all PIs, to stay updated in research topics and data analysis projects. After all final empirical research papers have been turned in, PIs will review their groups respective papers and work directly to revise any mistakes. 

Apply before the deadline on December 6th, 2021:


  • Graduate students, or postgraduates that have a specialization in Economics, Social Science, Healthcare, Law, or Statistics

  • Ability to commit their time three times a month on Saturdays between the hours of 11 AM - 12 PM

  • Strong Foundation in both leadership and teaching

  • Willingness to provide assistance and constructive feedback to highly motivated researchers from around the world

  •  Maintains a strong network of professional contacts


Principal Investigators in the International Socioeconomics Laboratory have the opportunity to enhance their Resume experience, make connections with university professors, and aid in socioeconomic empirical studies. PIs will build upon their leadership skills by advising and overseeing the empirical research of fellows from the global community. All PIs will work with university faculty in reviewing research and advising on various socioeconomic campaigns. Principal Investigators will have the opportunity to work on several socioeconomic projects to help better the world.

Additional Information: 

This summer fellowship will be an opportunity to engage in high-leveled, empirical research that addresses various socioeconomic issues. If you are interested in joining our rapidly growing Principal Investigator network to lead research of undergraduates and pre-college students, then please apply here: This is a commitment that requires your attendance three times a month on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Eastern Time. You do have a flexible schedule in picking which Saturday to join in with your team. If for some reason you are not availiable for a third meeting in a month, you will be able to schedule meetings with the researchers under you outside of the fellowship times no more than three times throughout the semester.