Update: Our next program will be held in 2023 (date TBD) which will include our Research Fellowship and Empirical Socioeconomics Economics 50 course. More updates about the upcoming program will be posted on this page. 

The International Socioeconomics Laboratory is hosting its fifth joint empirical research fellowship and undergraduate-level course. The International Socioeconomics Laboratory 2022 Socioeconomics Fellowship will explore a diverse number of global issues, ranging from the environment and public health to education and income inequality. This fellowship is a free virtual program open to all undergraduate and high school students around the globe. Graduates and doctorates are invited to apply as a Principal Investigator who will help guide the research studies completed during this fellowship. 

2023 Socioeconomics Fellowship Expectations:
  • Participate in the research program (date TBD).
  • Complete the Analytical Socioeconomics course (Econ 70), with fulfillment of empirical projects requirements and intercollegiate lecture instruction participation. To learn more about previous course offerings, you can learn more about the Econ 50 course offered in the past fellowship.
  • Develop IRB proposals for translational experimental studies to collect social economic data.
  • Publish findings to have an impact on policy decision making. 
  • Display and compete research posters at the virtual Socioeconomics Symposium.
  • New: Fully funded surveys for dissemination and expediated IRB reviews.
Apply before the priority deadline on January 30th, 2023: 
Our fellowship is one of the first to integrate both individual research projects and undergraduate-level data interpretation courses for verified certification. Research fellows will work alongside peers globally, creating empirical studies from scratch, obtaining research experience, and assisting in creating translational impacts from the studies done. Fellows will work alongside post-graduate Principal Investigators, Institutional Review Board analysts, and office hour research mentors from the intercollegiate community. 
This fellowship will consist of weekly Saturday sessions from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM Eastern Time. Session will include course instruction and both an intensive learning program for R to enhance data collection/analysis and for policy analysis to help create legislative change from the studies done. Participants will simultaneously conduct their empirical study and project-based assignments for one of the most extensive socioeconomic research experiences available.
  • Applicants must be available for all Saturdays from January to April at 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM Eastern Time with working cameras and microphones.
  • Applicants must have a functional personal computer that they could use to attend virtual meetings and run statistical software.
  • Applicants must download R Studio and JASP programs for data analysis.
This fellowship is offered for free to students to address global educational disparities and lack of accessibility to advanced research opportunities, thanks to the support of our donors and volunteer network. However, please note that if fellows opt-in for the optional certification of the Economics 70 course, the charge is sixty dollars. For more information, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please contact info@socioeconlabs.org.
Due to the high demand in spots, we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, as an early submission is preferred. This is a two-stage admissions process with a written application and a virtual group interview. The priority deadline for admissions is January 30th, 2023. No application will be accepted past February 15th at 11:59 PM EST, which is the final deadline.